Ben Webster Senior Counsel

Ben advises on a wide range of contentious tax matters for individuals, partnerships, funds, multi-nationals and FTSE-listed companies.

Ben is senior counsel within the tax investigations and disputes team, and his varied practice includes advising clients on HMRC powers and enquiries, disputes before the Tax Tribunals, High Court disputes that involve tax, and the mitigation of tax risk on commercial transactions.

Ben regularly advises on the technical, tactical and procedural aspects of tax investigations and disputes across the full range of direct and indirect taxes, and has been involved with cases at all levels of the UK tax tribunal and civil court system. Ben also acts in High Court litigation and judicial reviews, with a particular focus on cases involving the alleged negligence of advisors, the conduct of HMRC and claims involving mistake and rectification.

Ben has experience utilising different forms of ADR to settle disputes with HMRC and commercial counterparties, and also advises on wider international and European tax issues, including the residence and domicile status of HNW individuals, the cross-border exchange of information and transfer pricing disputes. Ben is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate.

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"Ben Webster and Gideon Sanitt have been excellent. Their depth of experience has served us well. I trust their judgement implicitly and feel that they are working with us at all times to get the best result for us."

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