We provide specialist tax barristers to resolve your problems, with an approach tailored specifically to achieve the outcome you want. Our substantial experience, built during years working inside HMRC at the highest level, means that we know exactly how to reach the result you are looking for.
Our experience working in and with HMRC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, coupled with our connections on the boards that make key decisions in tax law, means that our approach is well informed and benefits our clients. Our successful lobbying activity on significant issues also results in great outcomes for our clients.
We work quickly, focusing on the pertinent issues and reaching a well- informed recommendation for you, which may not be the first or most obvious route but will achieve what you want with the minimum of fuss.
We work effectively with clients facing tax challenges, whether these are in their business life, personal affairs or across the two.
Key areas include corporation tax, VAT and employment duties.
We work with individuals and business owner-managers on their personal tax situations and mediate effectively when needed.
The need to keep your tax affairs up to date is vital with the frequent changes to tax rules. Our team of national advisors will strive to ensure that your affairs are organised to secure the maximum benefit, and we will advise you of all your obligations under the self assessment system, including deadlines, to ensure your tax bills are reduced where possible.
We can also provide you with the very best tax advice on the most tax-efficient methods of passing assets from one generation to the next and a wide range of strategies and procedures to minimise charges to Inheritance Tax.
Whether dealing with wills, trusts or lifetime gifts, we can advise on all of the relevant tax compliance consequences and help to minimise the impact that tax can have on you and your family.
We know how overwhelming tax problems can seem; we provide the expert help you need.
Demand for our service means that we will advertise to recruit two pupils into our tax team in Autumn 2021, with a view to offering up to two permanent contracts. All applications must be submitted via the Bar Council pupillage gateway in the ordinary way.
Sarah Woodall succeeded in bringing an HMRC enquiry into the disposal of employment-related securities to an end within months of her appointment.view full case study
A couple facing £180,000 in penalties for late tax returns had those penalties dropped after Sarah Woodall, HCR’s head of tax, went to tribunal.view full case study
Sarah Woodall recently helped a large international retail distributor facing excessive VAT assessments to achieve a settlement which saw a very substantial reduction in the sums owed to HMRC.view full case study
Helping businesspeople navigate the complexities of HMRC’s procedures, including Code of Practice 9 or the Hansard procedure (COP9), is part of tax barrister Sarah Woodall’s brief – she has recently been involved in helping business owners take the right steps to deal with a tax fraud they admit to committing.view full case study
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