The prospect of litigation can be daunting, whether you are an individual or a company. Tax disputes between clients and their advisers (often professional negligence disputes) and tax disputes between commercial parties (for example, about who should bear the cost of a tax or receive the benefit of a tax refund) are often suitable for mediation.
Such disputes will be mediated by an independent accredited mediator who will work with the parties to structure and facilitate the progress of the mediation. The role of the mediator is to encourage dialogue, help clarify issues and explore settlement options.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in successfully mediating tax disputes and representing parties in tax mediation.
Our specialist tax team comprises tax litigation solicitors and barristers, a former HMRC inspector and CEDR accredited mediators. The combination of sound tax and dispute resolution expertise within the department gives our clients the best possible chance of achieving a successful outcome to their dispute.
Our advice goes beyond legal analysis to address the wider practical, commercial and strategic issues, ensuring our clients achieve the best possible outcome.
"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
"Stewarts stands out for its wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers"The Legal 500