Ben Webster Senior solicitor, solicitor advocate
Ben advises on a wide range of contentious tax matters for individuals, multi-nationals and FTSE-listed companies. His varied practice includes advising clients on disputes with HMRC, commercial disputes with tax aspects and the mitigation of tax risk on commercial transactions.
Ben has considerable experience providing advice on the technical, strategic and procedural aspects of tax disputes and commercial litigation. This advice predominantly focuses on disputes involving both direct and indirect taxes, ranging from income and corporation tax to insurance premium tax and the aggregates levy.
Ben also has particular expertise in international and European taxation, and has advised clients on the impact of double tax treaties, the approach of the OECD, HMRC’s use of European directives to obtain information and the potential impact of BEPS. In addition, Ben has been responsible for co-ordinating internal investigations, multi-jurisdictional document review and the tax input into multi-party corporate transactions.
Taking an active interest in the development of tax policy and legislation, Ben has been responsible for drafting the Law Society representations to HM Treasury on new tax law, and has written on topics ranging from the VAT anti-abuse rules and the UK GAAR to the direct recovery of debts regime and the jurisdiction of the UK tax tribunals. Ben is a qualified Solicitor Advocate.