Mr Harry Smith > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Tax Disputes


Harry is a Senior Associate in RPC’s Tax Disputes team. He advises clients on disputes across the spectrum of direct and indirect taxes.

Harry advises corporate and individual clients on a wide range of contentious tax issues – from managing enquiries and information notices, through to hearings in the Tax Tribunals and higher courts.

He has particular experience in advising in relation to main purpose disputes and applications for judicial review, and on international tax issues including double taxation disputes.

Harry has previously worked in HMRC’s Solicitor’s Office (in a litigation team), and in the corporate tax department of an international law firm where he had a mixed contentious and advisory/transactional practice. He brings this broad practical experience to bear in advising clients on their engagement with HMRC.  He also has experience advising in relation to broader regulatory matters, including charity regulation and the UK’s anti-financial crime / anti-money laundering regime, and forms part of the firm’s sanctions group.

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London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

The tax litigation team at RPC has extensive experience in all aspects of HMRC investigations with a particularly strong sports and entertainer client base. The team is instructed in some of the largest UK and European Court of Justice tax cases in addition to representing several taxpayer companies and individuals in public law group actions against HMRC. Adam Craggs heads the practice and has particular expertise in dealing with enquiries and complex tax litigation. Robert Waterson  focuses on multijurisdictional disputes while Michelle Sloane  advises both corporates and high-net worth individuals. Associate Harry Smith has experience across a range of direct and indirect taxes.