Tax disputes don't have to be taxing.

Our Tax Solicitors & Barristers can assess the merits of your tax case and negotiate with HMRC so you don't have to. ☎ 02071830529

Leading London HMRC Tax Disputes Lawyers

Got a dispute with HMRC? Our tax team is made up of specialist tax lawyers who can assist you to resolve your tax dispute. Our ex-HMRC lawyers will guide you on complex tax legislation to get you the best possible result.

Taxpayers

31m

Total number of taxpayers in the UK (2019)

Appeals

7,081

Total number of HMRC tax appeals (2014)

Success

60%

Tax appeals settled without Tribunal hearing (2014)

Loan Charge

40,000

Number affected by disguised remuneration loan charge (2019)

(Source: HM Revenue & Customs)

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.


Instruct our professionals

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.

CITY LAWYERS
CITY LAWYERS

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.

HMRC EXPERTS
HMRC EXPERTS

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.

CONFIDENTIAL
CONFIDENTIAL

Our Tax Litigators provide legally privileged & confidential advice (unlike accountants and other non-legal tax advisers). Our expert tax lawyers are regulated by the SRA and BSB.


Our Areas of Expertise

We regularly undertake insolvency litigation in these core areas:

FIRST TIER TAX TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATION

Expert Court advocacy; indirect tax appeals representation (Income tax/VAT/excise duty/CGT/Corporation tax); First Tier Tribunal; Upper Tribunal appeals; applications appeal out of time


Need 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? 

We are a specialist leading City of London tax law firm based in Middle Temple (Barristers’ Inns of Court) adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice.

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.*


Risk of 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.


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.


Recent Posts

UK Tax Litigation Legal News Articles from our team:

Draft tax legislation sees UK residential property developers bearing the cost of the cladding crisis

After the public consultation which happened earlier this year, draft legislation for a new residential property developer tax has been published by HM Treasury. The target is to help fund the growing costs of cladding renovation works. However the details on how exactly that will be put in place are yet to be made clear….

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HMRC issues new guidance on disguised remuneration loans to a third party

HMRC has issued new guidance for taxpayers who have received repayment claims for loans made as part of disguised remuneration agreements. The demand has been filed in most cases because the original loan source has sold the loan to a third party or because it has been recalled, according to the document. The vast majority…

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Kopparberg claims damages from HMRC in the High Court for “tax discrimination”

Swedish drinks maker Kopparberg has launched a High Court claim against the UK government accusing it of giving an unfair advantage to UK- based drinks producers through tax law loopholes. Kopparberg argues that the UK applied excessive duties on imported alcoholic ciders by allowing domestic producers to dilute their products to avoid taxes. Our London…

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Man Utd and Newcastle amongst football clubs tackling HMRC tax investigations

After a six-year investigation into the sport, HMRC has recovered about £464 million from football players, clubs, and agents. In the last year alone, the revenue has recovered £55.6 million as a result of investigations into 93 footballers for possible tax avoidance. A Freedom of Information request by the Mirror revealed that another 23 agents…

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