Tag: Tax Disputes

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High Court: Accountant’s report can be disclosed in litigation

For privilege to apply, there must be a lawyer (i.e. a solicitor or barrister) in the communication for legal advice privilege to apply. Legal advice privilege does NOT extend to other professionals such as accountants. Therefore, in disputes with HMRC for example, (potentially incriminating) communications with an accountant can be disclosed and are not privileged.

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Court of Appeal Decision: Mobilx, Blue Sphere, Calltel

Court of Appeal in conjoined appeal cases of Mobilx, Blue Sphere Global and Calltel upholds previous lower court decisions and provides new guidance on the ‘Kittel’ test. The approved judgement is…

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Brayfal Decision Highlights the Importance of the a Three Person VAT Tribunal

The case report [download] from the Manchester former VAT and Duties Tribunal contains useful information relevant to the means of knowledge appeal cases we regularly conduct. The tribunal…