Acts for individuals, companies, non-governmental organisations and HMRC in appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) as part of a wide-ranging practice in administrative law, EU law and human rights.
Recent cases include:
- British American Tobacco v HMRC (First-Tier Tribunal, pending) – acting for HMRC resisting the Appellant’s appeal against a fine of £650,000 for breach of duty under s7A of the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 not to facilitate tobacco smuggling.
- Colaingrove v HMRC and Done Brothers v HMRC (First-Tier Tribunal, pending) – acting for HMRC in post-Rank litigation concerning the application of VAT to gaming machines.
- Geotrading Europe Ltd v HMRC  UKFTT 312 (TC) – successful defence of HMRC’s decision to refuse registration for VAT.
- Projosujadi v Director of Border Revenue  UKUT 297 (TCC) – successful appeal against the Border Force’s refusal to restore alligator-skin handbag imported without certificates under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.