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Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

Work Department

Partner; Tax Disputes


Michael has been a partner at JHA since its inception. He has 25 years of litigation experience, of which approximately 20 years has been spent specialising in tax-related disputes. He handles complex, high-value enquiries and investigations for individuals and large corporates, and has experience running litigation at all levels of the United Kingdom’s Tax Tribunals, domestic courts and European Courts. 

Much of Michael’s work involves a foreign element and he has developed excellent contacts in many offshore jurisdictions.  He also handles criminal investigations.


Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 1997


College of Law – LPC

University of Cambridge – BA

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Dispute resolution boutique Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP specialises in tax litigation, commercial litigation and international arbitration. The team, which is ‘totally solution-focused‘ and is ‘second to none‘, primarily represents multinational companies in complex and cross-border tax disputes. It notably distinguishes itself in relation to corporate tax group litigation orders. Graham Aaronson KC co-heads the practice with fellow founding partner Michael Anderson, with the latter practitioner having extensive tax litigation experience at all levels of the UK’s tax tribunals. Simon Whitehead, who has an exclusive contentious tax disputes practice, focuses on direct and corporate tax. European tax law expert Paul Farmer, Emma Chamberlain and Shofiq Miah  are also noted. Key changes to the team included the arrival of Iain MacWhannell from Memery Crystal LLP in February 2021.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Tax September 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.