Stephen Reilly

In this article Partner, Stephen Reilly, discusses the increasing use of ADR in HMRC disputes and the recovery of resulting legal costs.

Beale & Company are frequently instructed in tax litigation related matters. Our clients are often surprised to find out that (i) ADR is available to settle tax disputes with HMRC and (ii) even if a taxpayer unsuccessfully challenges a tax assessment before the First-tier Tribunal, they are not generally entitled to recover their legal costs of doing so from HMRC.

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