Our barristers represent clients in high stakes specialist tax litigation. As well as representing taxpayers, a number of our barristers are on the Attorney General’s panels and accept regular instructions from HM Revenue and Customs. Examples of tax litigation which members have appeared in include the Ben Nevis litigation concerning double taxation treaties, customs cases such as the Kubota case in the Court of Justice of the European Union and high profile cases such as the Ingenious and Icebreaker litigation.
Our barristers regularly appear in the First-Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal and the appellate courts in relation to a wide variety of tax litigation, including alleged tax avoidance schemes, VAT, customs and excise duty, stamp duty, inheritance tax, income and capital gains tax and corporation tax.
We have expertise in tax litigation involving offshore elements and international standards, including the OECD transfer pricing guidelines.
We also have extensive experience of tax issues specifically affecting private clients, such as inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax, stamp duty, land tax and VAT on property transactions. Read more here.
In addition, we have extensive expertise in tax enforcement litigation, including in the bankruptcy and companies courts.
Acting in a £1 billion dispute before the First-tier Tribunal (Tax) concerning the correct commercial and tax analysis of the activities of various LLPs involved in the film and games industries.
Acting in a case regarding the validity of EU regulations determining origin of imported solar panels for anti-dumping duty purposes, the EU equivalent of similar litigation conducted in the US regarding dumping of Chinese solar panels on world markets.
Appearing in an appeal concerning film industry partnerships and tax avoidance, HMRC enquiry processes, closure notices and carry-back reliefs.
Our tax litigation team includes barristers at all levels of experience, which means we can offer a comprehensive service on all manner of issues in this area. Please click below to view members of our team.