Our tax disputes team is dedicated full time to the resolution of disputes with the tax authorities. The team's deep understanding of tax, insight on tax authority governance and processes, and track record of dealing with the resolution of disputes, means that it is well placed to help both corporate and individual clients navigate through the most challenging of contentious tax matters.
We understand the full life cycle of any tax dispute both in the UK and internationally.
We regularly work with clients before a problem arises to help prevent and protect against future disputes. We also help clients to identify tax refunds or cash flow advantages that arise from changes to (or alternative interpretations of) the tax treatment of their activities, which will sometimes require a dispute with the tax authority to resolve a technical point.
In the event of a dispute, we will always leverage our technical know-how, dispute resolution experience and relationships with the tax authorities, to try and achieve an out of court settlement, including through mediation. Increasingly, our clients rely on our forensic tax investigation capabilities to help them take control of the dispute (or potential dispute) and satisfy the tax authority that the resulting tax disclosure can be accepted without significant further challenge.
If the matter cannot be settled, we have a proven track record of achieving a successful outcome for our clients in litigation.
Finally, we also deal with the most serious cases where the nature of the dispute may cause business critical situations and/or result in criminal sanctions.