Robert Waterson > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Tax disputes resolution group.


Robert is a highly experienced regulatory disputes lawyer specialising in tax disputes, regulatory investigations and public law challenges. He acts for a broad range of clients from FTSE100 companies and HNW individuals to SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

Practice Areas:

  • Multi-jurisdictional tax investigations and enquiries
  • Group Litigation (High Court and Tribunals)
  • Administrative Law / Judicial Review (claimant and defendant)
  • Anti-Dumping Duty and Customs Disputes
  • VAT and Direct Tax Disputes
  • Tax Related Criminal investigations / Prosecutions
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Sanctions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation

 Robert has litigated at all levels of the UK courts and tribunals and the Court of Justice of the European Union.


HMRC Solicitor’s Office 2007-2008; Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) LLP 2008-2013; Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP 2013-2014; RPC, Legal Director (2014 to 2019); Partner 2019.


Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn


Canon Slade Secondary School, Bolton; University College London (History BA); BPP Waterloo, PGDL; BPP Holborn, BVC (Lincoln’s Inn, Lord Denning Scholarship); Called to Bar 2007; Kaplan Altior, QLTT 2010

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Robert WatersonRPC

RPC has a full-service tax dispute resolution practice which advises on all areas of VAT and indirect tax, including multijurisdictional work. Its work includes litigation, investigations and judicial reviews. The team is led by Adam Craggs, a former employee of HMRC Solicitor’s Office who has 30 years of experience in both indirect and direct tax dispute resolution. Robert Waterson has handled high-profile disputes at all levels of the UK courts as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union. Associate Keziah Mastin joined in January 2022 from HMRC.

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.