Got a dispute with HMRC?
Our specialist tax lawyers can be instructed to assist you to resolve your dispute. They will deploy their decades of first-class experience in handling HMRC and guiding you on complex tax legislation to get you the best possible result.
We are Former HMRC / Big 4 Tax Litigators
Our leading tax counsel served as a HMRC in-house tax barrister and as Head of Indirect Tax Litigation at Deloitte and National Tax Litigation Director at PWC. Our Senior Partner has worked at KMPG, Goldman Sachs and ING Barings and is dual-qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor-Advocate. Both lawyers will be available to you at the outset in your first advice conference.
We have decades of experience in negotiating with HMRC and managing appeals against their decisions at all levels. Members of the team include qualified Tax Solicitors and Tax Barristers whom have vast experience of tax laws and first hand commercial, litigation and advocacy experience including previously working at HMRC as senior Tax Counsel and managing Tax Tribunal appeals and defending tax related CPS prosecutions.
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Our dual-qualified Solicitor & Barrister team assess your case at the outset. We will quickly determine the merits and prospects of your tax dispute and then also advise you on how to obtain an optimal outcome.
Qualified tax solicitors & tax barristers with litigation and HMRC expertise. We are the only solicitors’ firm in England to operate from professional chambers in Middle Temple, London.
Our ex-HMRC tax barristers can advise on tax matters such as appeals, penalties, investigations, Tax Tribunal appeals, VAT evasion, MTIC fraud, COP 8 or 9, seized goods, disguised remuneration.
Our Areas of Expertise vs HMRC:
We regularly take on HMRC tax cases in these areas:
HMRC TAX APPEALS
Expertise in dealing with:
Penalty appeals: Self Assessment penalties; PAYE/NI; late payment penalties; late VAT returns; late returns; corporation tax penalties; HMRC Internal Reviews; Notice of appeal to HMRC
TAX EVASION & HMRC INVESTIGATIONS
Want elite advice from ex-HMRC Tax Counsel?
Want to challenge a HMRC tax penalty or fine? HMRC investigation? VAT issues? Problems with a disguised remuneration scheme or tax evasion? Need representation at the First Tier Tax Tribunal?
Our expert tax solicitors and barristers have years of experience in of working with and negotiating with HMRC and managing appeals against their decisions at all levels. Members of the team include qualified Tax Solicitors and Tax Barristers whom have vast experience of tax laws and first hand commercial, litigation and advocacy experience previously working in-house for multinational accountancy firms and as senior counsel at HMRC itself.
Our experienced lawyers regularly carry out work in many tax disputes areas, from advising clients on whether HMRC have followed the correct procedures to successfully challenging HMRC’s policies. We have specialist knowledge in HMRC internal processes as well as ensuring that we are able to successfully challenge HMRC decisions in the Tax Tribunals. We have a team of established tax and duties specialist lawyers with a proven track record of delivering authoritative solutions for our high net worth individual and corporate clients.
*Please note we do not undertake legal aid work and are normally only instructed on HMRC tax disputes that are of a substantial value (this is because legal costs are rarely recoverable in Tax Tribunal cases). Please see our costs page for more information.*
Don’t risk using an accountant against HMRC…
It is important to note that all client communications to accountants are not legally privileged and are easy for HMRC to obtain; however, communications to lawyers are legally privileged and highly confidential. Therefore it is beneficial to the success of many of our clients’ cases that we be instructed to instruct an experienced forensic accountant on your behalf.
Although you may have instructed an accountant in relation to your accounts and tax matters for yourself or your business, in most cases your accountant should realistically only assist you in tax compliance matters whereas we specialise in assisting you in relation to any investigations that HMRC have brought against you. We regularly work with accountants to ensure that collectively we are able to obtain the best possible resolution to your matter.
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Featured guide on HMRC Disputes & Investigations
The Company Director’s Guide on managing HMRC disputes
Our specialist tax team regularly provide market leading advice to directors of companies and limited liability partnerships.
Our work has featured in KSA Group‘s Worried Directors Guide 2018, including our authoritative guide on HMRC tax disputes and investigations.
Latest HMRC Cases & UK Tax Litigation News
UK Tax Litigation Legal News Articles from our team of tax solicitors and ex-HMRC barristers:
In the Magic Carpets Case, the First-tier Tribunal’s ruling sheds light on the critical factors of causation and the burden of proof in tax disputes. This case revolves around an…
In the case of Strachan v HMRC  UKFTT 617 (TC), HMRC contested the taxpayer’s claim of domicile in Massachusetts, USA, and issued discovery assessments for the tax years 2012…
Discover how HMRC’s latest tax rules are reshaping the UK gig economy. Learn about the impact and implications of these on the tax liabilities of freelancers and side hustlers.
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