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Slaughter and May

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Partner. Richard has a broad practice covering high profile commercial disputes, investigations and contentious data, regulatory, pension and tax matters, often involving multiple jurisdictions.


Joined Slaughter and May 2005. Partner since 2016.

Richard is the contributing editor and UK chapter author of Getting the Deal Through: Tax Controversy 2021 and is recognised as a leading practitioner in the ITR’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide. He is a regular contributor to the Tax Journal on all issues concerning contentious tax.

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London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard JeensSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May utilises the expertise of its commercial litigation and pensions lawyers in pensions disputes, with a case list that includes judicial reviews, investigations and proceedings initiated by the pensions regulator, as well as professional negligence claims and mediation proceedings, benefits disputes and ombudsman complaints. Core team members include ‘confidence-inspiring‘ commercial litigator Richard Jeens, who represents trustees and employers in a wide variety of disputes and investigations; and Daniel Schaffer, who trustee clients rate for his ‘depth and breadth of experience and clarity in communicating the key issues‘. Senior associate Edward Coles, who has recent experience in investigations before the pensions regulator; while associate Rachel Hunter is increasingly active in the space.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard JeensSlaughter and May

The tax disputes team at Slaughter and May are frequently involved in high-profile tribunal cases and advise on mandates such as transfer pricing, state aid and tax residence. The firm undertakes both transactional and contentious matters with the ability to provide cutting-edge advice on evidence gathering, privilege and dealing with witnesses. Richard Jeens  co-heads the practice with Dominic Robertson  who regularly handles EU tax state aid investigations. Steve Edge is an accomplished contentious tax practitioner while Ewan Brown  co-heads the global investigations group.