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Tax Litigation

Stewarts Law LLP joins the ranking, on the back of its recruitment of the highly regarded David Pickstone from PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP. He is a key adviser to BDO LLP, and also acts for private individuals.

(Legal 500 2015 independent research)

The Tax Litigation Department at Stewarts Law assists clients with all forms of tax disputes including disputes with HMRC and tax related commercial litigation.

Our dedicated tax litigation specialists can assist clients with all their contentious tax issues which may include reclaiming overpaid tax, procedural disputes (e.g. the expiry of statutory time limits), judicial reviews in circumstances where HMRC have behaved unfairly or beyond the remit of their authority and negotiating settlement agreements. We can also assist in situations where HMRC disagree with or misunderstand the factual circumstances of our clients' businesses.

Head of Department David Pickstone, previously of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP, has vast experience of acting for large corporates, financial institutions and High Net Worth Individuals in tax disputes before the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme and European Courts. David has worked on many of the most important recent tax cases, including having conduct of the Prudential privilege litigation from the High Court through to the Supreme Court, acting for Littlewoods Retail Ltd in their claim for compound interest on overpayments of VAT and acting as the lead solicitor for the Stamp Taxes Group Litigation Order.

Our lawyers are trained accredited mediators and they embrace alternatives to the traditional tribunal/court process where it is appropriate and economical to do so. We understand that tax disputes are often different to other commercial disputes in that there will be an ongoing relationship which needs to be maintained between HMRC and the taxpayer. However, our lawyers have extensive experience of fighting and winning cases in the First-tier Tax Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Appellate and European Courts when it is in our clients' best interests to do so.

If you have a tax dispute that you would like to speak to us about on a confidential basis please get in touch and we would be happy to give you a free initial consultation.

If you require immediate assistance please call a switchboard number above, alternatively email the Tax Litigation team providing a phone number and summary of enquiry and we'll get back to you.

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Industry Recognition

The two leading independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, have again ranked our teams as leading top tier departments in the UK.

 See our Chambers Leading Firm 2016 profile here   Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2016

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