Maitland's expertise in tax law extends to advice and representation in private client matters (including in connection with offshore jurisdictions and trusts) and in disputes about direct and indirect taxation, including the prosecution and defence of claims arising out of VAT or missing trader frauds (also known as carousel or MTIC frauds).
We are experienced in litigating disputes before the Special Commissioners, in the VAT Tribunal and in the High Court and above.
An increasingly prominent part of our work is advice on, and the resolution of disputes about, cross-border taxation issues, arising from the ever more complex structures set up for the holding of commercial and personal or family assets offshore.
Several barristers are on the Attorney General’s panels, and, in that capacity, represent Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Our recent experience includes R (Cameron) v HMRC, Megtian Ltd v HMRC, Trustees of Peter Clay's Settlement v HMRC, Harding v HMRC, Astall & Edwards v HMRC, Calltel Telecom Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners and Revenue & Customs Commissioners v Alan Blackburn Sports Ltd.