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Tax: Contentious - UK-wide
Up and Coming
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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
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.
Lee is a member of Lincoln’s Inn