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Jason Collins

Partner - Head of Tax - Head of Client Relationships, Financial Services

About Jason

Jason is a Partner in the Litigation and Compliance Group, Head of the Tax group and also Head of client relationships for the Financial Services Sector.

Jason is one of the leading tax practitioners in the UK.  He specialises in handling any form of complex dispute with HM Revenue & Customs in all aspects of direct tax and VAT, resolving the dispute through structured negotiation and formal mediation. Where necessary, he also handles litigation before the Tax Tribunal and all the way through to the European Court - with a particular expertise in class actions and "Group Litigation Orders".

He also represents clients under civil investigation, such as HMRC's Code of Practice 9 procedure - and under criminal investigation including representation at "dawn raids" and interviews under caution.

Jason also advises on the extent to which HMRC can seek or share information with other UK and foreign authorities, and advises financial institutions and individuals on the application of FATCA and other forms of automatic exchange of information agreements, with a particular focus on trusts, investment companies and funds.

Jason is a Committee member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Quoted Companies Alliance. He is consistently top-ranked in Legal 500, PLC Which lawyer? and Chambers, and is described as a "fantastic name in the market".

Education

LLB in Law – University of Manchester