Tax Appeals

Our tax barristers have been instructed in some of the most complex fraud trials before First-tier Tribunal. Our specialist tax fraud barristers are on hand to provide advice and representation in the full range of direct and indirect tax appeals.

187 Fleet Street has separate practice teams acting for HMRC and tax payers.

Our specialist teams of barristers work on:

  • VAT and Duties appeals before the VAT Tribunal, High Court, First-tier and Upper Tribunals.
  • Investigations into tax affairs
  • Tax appeals
  • MITC fraud
  • Tax irregularities by HMRC, companies, individuals and their advisors

Why choose 187 Fleet Street?

  • We are expert cross-examiners, capable of handling contentious, complex and document- heavy cases.
  • Our barristers are adept litigators skilled at working with teams of solicitors, tax advisors, accountants and commodities experts.
  • We provide a bespoke service to traders when their VAT has been withheld.
  • We provide not only legal advice but, strategic guidance and robust advocacy services.
  • We know what cost-effective and rigorous methods are needed to ensure that fraud allegations are fully scrutinised and challenged wherever feasible.

Examples of Our Cases Include:

  • Film Schemes and Tax Avoidance Litigation – ? barristers [add names] instructed by HMRC to advise on major civil litigation.
  • Edgeskill v HMRC – a £15 million appeal by a trader. Our client instructed Andrew Trollope QC
  • MITC Fraud Trials and AppealsAndrew Trollope QC represents traders accused of fraud in First-tier and Upper Tribunals.
  • CCA Distribution Limited v HMRC [2019]; [2017] EWCA Civ 1899. – Christopher Kerr Instructed
  • Vale Europe v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 662 (TC) – Christopher Kerr Instructed
  • Synectiv v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 92 (TC); [2013] UKFTT 677 (TC) – Christopher Kerr Instructed
  • SIANA LTD V HMRC Andrew Trollope QC represented importer in appeals to First Tier and Upper Tribunal against duty on importations.
  • MEGANTIC SERVICES LTD V HMRC Andrew Trollope QC successfully represented broker in appeal to First Tier Tribunal in £10m input tax claim.
  • GSM EXPORT LTD AND SPRINT CELLULAR LTD V HMRC Andrew Trollope QC represented trader in VAT appeals to First-tier and Upper Tribunal claiming recovery of £5m input tax.
  • FAIRFORD GROUP PLC V HMRC Andrew Trollope QC represented trader in VAT appeals to FTTT claiming recovery on input tax

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