Our specialist Tax Litigation and Investigations team is described by The Legal 500 as standing out for "its wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers".
We advise high net worth individuals, owner-managed businesses, trusts and large corporates on tax disputes with HMRC, from enquiry stage through to appeals before the tax tribunals and courts.
We also advise on commercial disputes arising out of tax issues, including claims against professional advisers in relation to negligent tax advice and financial institutions involved in structured planning.
Our team of specialists comprises tax litigation solicitors and barristers, chartered tax advisers and former HMRC inspectors. They have acted in many of the recent high-profile cases brought before the tax tribunals, and the UK and European courts. They have also advised in many complex enquiries and confidential settlements with HMRC, including tax fraud and marketed avoidance schemes for individuals and corporates.
We have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.
Our advice goes beyond legal analysis to address the wider practical, commercial and strategic issues, ensuring our clients achieve the best possible outcome.
"Stewarts stands out for its wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers"The Legal 500
"Led by the very client-friendly, responsive and knowledgeable David Pickstone, the practice has been representing individual contributors to tax mitigation schemes in defending them against the HMRC and in claims against the promoters of such schemes"The Legal 500
Meet the Tax Litigation and Investigations team
Our specialist team is described by The Legal 500 as standing out for “its wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers”.