Tax Litigation Lawyer - Immediate Partnership

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
25 May 2021
22 Jun 2021
Full Time
Experience Level
Partner, Partner-designate

The Firm

Our client is a City based boutique law firm with stand-out directory rankings for its white collar crime and fraud practices. It is highly regarded for expertise in advising individuals under investigation from the SFO, police, HMRC and FCA. They advise on matters such as fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption, receivership orders and business crime. Clients range from company CEO’s to underworld figures. They have an associated office in a jurisdiction that generates referral work in their core areas of cross-border crime and fraud. 

The Opportunity

The equity partners of the firm are bullish about the current market opportunities in their practice areas and with the growth potential of their business over the coming years. This has led to their decision to recruit additional partners into some of the core areas of their firm one of which is the tax litigation group. Where companies and individuals are being investigated on criminal or civil proceedings, they advise in relation to both types of investigation, and work closely with accountants. They deal with criminal prosecutions and cases proceeding in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunals. Matters dealt with include HMRC, raids, seizure and investigations, carousel fraud and MTIC fraud, Detention and seizure of goods by border  control, VAT assessments and appeals, judicial reviews, money laundering, winding up petitions by HMRC and abuse of powers by HMRC. They anticipate new areas of work to arise out of the COVID pandemic in areas to include furlough fraud and ‘eat out to help out’ fraud. This is a rare opportunity for ambitious senior tax litigation specialists to join a collegiate boutique law firm with big ambitions for the future. 

The candidate

This would suit an existing partner seeking a fresh challenge or an ambitious senior associate/counsel who is ready to step up into a partnership role. Candidates will have an established or burgeoning name in this highly specialised area of law and know and be known to the inner circles of HMRC. Your approach to your clients will be a combination of providing strategic advice on how to navigate the issues raised by HMRC and how best to handle any ensuing litigation, using the resources of the firm, and your chosen counsel at the Tax Bar.

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