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Tax Disputes

If you and your business are involved in any type of dispute involving tax, Lupton Fawcett is here to help you. Our tax and litigation specialists can handle all types of tax disputes and have extensive experience in dealing with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 


Laws in the UK surrounding tax can be incredibly complex and often change, therefore, it is highly recommended that you seek professional legal advice as soon as a tax dispute arises.

With hYorksire-based offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield, our solicitors are on hand to help you resolve your tax disputes. To get in touch, simply call 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you.

What is a Tax Dispute?

A tax dispute typically arises when a person or business disagrees with a decision made by HMRC. Issues that fall under this category include:

  • Tax appeals on all direct and indirect taxes
  • Enquiries
  • Investigations
  • Tax indemnity claims

Whatever tax dispute you are involved in, our solicitors have the experience to help you and can guide you to a satisfying resolution.

The Team

The corporate tax team has been hand-picked from across our experienced corporate and insolvency departments to ensure the services we provide are of the best possible standard. We have extensive experience in a range of tax disputes, including enquiries, investigations and tax indemnity claims.

We always aim to surpass our client's expectations. To achieve this, we ensure that our services are tailored towards the individual needs of your business. What’s more, our solicitors have a reputation for being friendly yet straight-talking and forward-thinking, so you can be sure you are in safe hands with Lupton Fawcett.

Tax Dispute Resolution

A tax dispute can be resolved in one of two ways:

  • Alternative dispute resolution (settling a dispute out of the courtroom with a third-party mediator)
  • Court ruling (settling a dispute in the courtroom)

Before a case can go to court, both the HMRC and the opposing party should try to come to an agreement using an independent third party. This third party must be neutral to both sides and will help both the business and the HMRC come to an agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached, the case will go to court where a judge will make a ruling.

As well as assisting in the effective resolution of any tax disputes, our trusted advisers can provide you with all the help and advice you need when considering tax planning arrangements. Therefore, we are happy to provide you with a second opinion on planning structures - either pre-implementation or, if the structure is challenged and you are considering your next steps, post-implementation.

Talk To Us

For help, advice and information regarding tax disputes, contact Lupton Fawcett today using the contact details below.

Case Studies

Our previous tax dispute cases include:

  • Successful £1.6 million aggregates levy appeal
  • Tax investigation for listed PLC
  • SDLT enquiry for UK subsidiary of international corporate group

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With Lupton Fawcett on your side, you're taking control. Contact us today.

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Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at corporate@luptonfawcett.law

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