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Tax: Contentious
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Provided by Lee Ellis

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Lee is a highly-regarded and experienced tax specialist. He regularly assists corporates and individuals with their tax disputes and other commercial disputes where tax is an issue. In particular, Lee is well-versed in claims for judicial review and tax disputes involving issues of EU law or consideration of international tax treaties.

He has advised and had responsibility for high-value and complex tax disputes/issues before the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme and European Courts.

Recent cases in which Lee has advised include:

- Defending major operators in the waste management industry from claims exceeding £30m for overpaid landfill tax

- Acting for various groups of investors in claims seeking over £100m in redress in relation to failed investments said to have had significant tax benefits

- Acting for individuals to resolve complex tax disputes/issues with HMRC

Career

Lee was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2005. From 2006 to 2015 he worked for HM Revenue and Customs Solicitor’s Office as a Senior Lawyer and Manager. Lee joined Stewarts in September 2015.

Professional Memberships

Lee is a member of Lincoln’s Inn

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Tax: Contentious - UK-wide
4
Band 4

Lee Ellis is a respected tax practitioner known for handling matters concerning environmental taxes and tax avoidance schemes.
"He is fantastic on complicated issues as he is pragmatic and has excellent judgement." "His attention to detail and legal mind are impressive." "He has an excellent skill for analysing the most complex tax dispute matters and providing clear, pragmatic and commercial advice."

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