James is Head of the Litigation and Compliance Group.
He is one of the UK's leading tax practitioners and has been recognised as such in the leading legal directories for many years. James has over nineteen years of experience advising in relation to large and complex disputes with HMRC for large corporates and high net worth individuals, including in particular leading negotiations and handling tax litigation at all levels from the Tax Tribunal to the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice.
James advises in relation to the powers of HM Revenue & Customs and the application of those powers in enquiries and investigations and has advised FTSE companies, professional advisory firms and professional bodies in relation to the exercise of such powers. He has acted in landmark Judicial Review cases relevant to HMRC.
James also advises in relation to investigations with a view to criminal prosecution.