Dispute Resolution

We will always work with our clients to resolve contentious issues before they reach the stage where litigation is necessary. We also use both formal and informal mediation to resolve tax disputes, either seeking to avoid litigation by agreement or narrowing down the facts and issues which can then be litigated more effectively. If these routes do not resolve the dispute, we are able to act on our clients' behalf in all forms of tax litigation, including the tax appeals system, references to the Court of Justice of the European Union and judicial review of tax authority behaviours.

We regularly undertake the following tax dispute resolution work:

  • Litigation of direct and indirect tax and duty liabilities or claims
  • Handling factually complex disputes and litigation arising from supply chain tax frauds (e.g. MTIC, alcohol and ADD circumvention)
  • Dealing with Excise duty assessments and penalties and loss or refusal or registrations and approvals under the Excise duty regime
  • Tax authority litigation of tax avoidance schemes
  • Taxpayer challenges to Follower and Advanced Payment Notices
  • Tax driven insolvency and director's disqualification proceedings
  • Judicial review of the tax authority's behaviour

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