Richard advises on a broad range of disputes and investigations often involving multiple jurisdictions. Having spent several years in the Tax department before moving into the Dispute Resolution group Richard has particular expertise in contentious tax matters. These range from the technical and practical issues underlying such matters and relations with tax authorities in the relevant jurisdiction to eventual litigation.
Highlights in this area include advising:
a major international joint venture in relation to a transfer pricing dispute and potential appeal to the Privy Council
a major UK group on potential claims by HMRC under the accelerated payment regime
a major international financial institution on claims for restitution of tax unlawfully levied by HMRC
a major international services company on multi-year VAT reclaims and associated issues with its contractual partners
Richard is a regular contributor to tax journals, particularly on topics of contentious tax. He is listed in the 2016 ITR Tax Controversy Leaders Guide.