Tax Disputes & Litigation

I advise clients, be they individuals, firms or companies, on tax litigation and tax-related commercial litigation against HMRC and against other individuals and businesses in commercial disputes with a tax dimension or against professional advisers in relation to mis-sold tax schemes or negligent tax advice.

For example:

  • Litigation may be required in order to resolve claims for VAT liabilities and refunds arising out of supply chains or in cases of carousel fraud.
  • Disputes arising from tax deeds and warranties on the sale of businesses and the preparation of completion accounts and tax retentions may also require litigation in order to get another party to accept liability and pay up.
  • Claims for professional negligence against professional tax advisers and tax scheme providers where the failure to advise properly on the risks involved including those of judicial and public scrutiny make the adviser liable to pay compensation for losses suffered.
  • Claims in the County Court by HMRC to enforce tax and national insurance contributions where time limits or other procedural irregularities may be in issue.
  • Claims by HMRC’s Debt Management group for tax related debts and defending bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and what is a reasonable offer to pay tax debts by instalments.

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Representation in income tax fraud investigations.

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Money Laundering

Advice in Money Laundering Accusations and Cases

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Offshore Disclosure Facility

Offshore Disclosure Facility and Voluntary Disclosures

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Tax Avoidance Schemes

The mis-selling of aggressive tax avoidance schemes.

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GAAR & Enabler Penalties

GAAR Penalties and Enabler Penalties.

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Civil and Criminal Tax Investigations & Disputes

HMRC civil and criminal tax investigations and disputes.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax

Tax advice and representation in Stamp Duty Land Tax.

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Office Address

Old Square Tax Chambers
15 Old Square
Lincoln's Inn