Tax disputes

We help clients identify particular tax issues and advise them on how best to approach the tax authorities in order to resolve the matter by mediation or, if necessary, litigation, including judicial review proceedings.

When clients receive enquiries from tax authorities, we recommend the best ways to address the issues raised. We work with our tax team to negotiate with the tax authorities on our clients' behalf. As part of the process, we advise on what documents have to be disclosed, as well as compliance with reporting obligations.

We also have extensive experience advising on reputation management issues if the dispute attracts adverse media attention. We can take pre-emptive action to prevent the publication or broadcast of damaging stories or afterwards take action to obtain damages, corrections and apologies from the media or redress from the media regulators.

We work with individual clients, and also with tax advisers and other professional intermediaries. Our experience extends to a wide range of tax dispute issues concerning assets held both onshore and internationally.

Recent work

  • Working with a non-domiciled client's tax advisers to advise on the trust issues arising out of a proposed settlement with the UK Revenue and Custom authorities.
  • Advised clients who have underpaid tax or failed to disclose information to UK Revenue and Customs authorities as to how best to resolve the issue.
  • Assisted a client who finds he has been the subject of a request for international assistance from a foreign tax authority to HM Revenue and Customs.
  • Advised trustees and beneficiaries on tax issues arising from trusts and other complex structures held either onshore or offshore.
  • Advised on the effect of Revenue and Customs concessions and what taxpayers can legitimately expect when advance clearances are sought.

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