David is a partner and head of the tax litigation and investigations department, which he founded in 2014 having joined from PwC Legal. David acts for a large number of high net worth individuals as well as various corporate clients across a range of sectors. He specialises in complex tax disputes with HMRC before the Tax Tribunals, UK and European courts. In addition to his vast experience in HMRC litigation, David also acts in professional negligence and mis-selling actions and other tax-related commercial litigation.
It is increasingly common for tax practitioners to be involved in disputes which span multiple jurisdictions. We operate in a global economy. Supply chains cross continents, and the increasing role of technology accelerates the pace at which economic activity becomes divorced from the structures intended to tax it. The pace of economic and technological change potentially increases the gap between the reality of commerce and taxation.