£25 - £26 per hour + + Holidays
3 months ago
VAT Litigation Lawyer
£25-26ph PAYE + Holiday pay
Contract - Full-time
Litigation Lawyer required to join the Solicitor's Office and Legal Operations Directorate of HMRC. The successful solicitor or barrister will be responsible for the department's complex and high value litigation relating to indirect taxes and duties
The successful lawyer will be responsible for their own caseload in a busy team dealing tax appeals in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber), Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal as well as claims in the Administrative Court for Judicial Review. In the indirect tax cases there is a strong European element. The appeals arise when an officer of HMRC makes a decision about VAT and the decision is appealed to the Tax Tribunal or challenge sought by way of Judicial Review. The work may also include cases arising from civil action taken in response to suspected fraud or can involve consideration of human rights issues in the tax arena. Our key stakeholders are HMRC officers working in policy, technical and operational teams. The work can be document heavy and the majority of appeals do proceed to hearing. Cases are required to be kept in Lexcel compliant order with all litigation and internal deadlines met.
Key Responsibilities of a Litigation Lawyer
- Litigating appeals before the tax tribunals Maintaining accurate and comprehensible case files
- Conducting judicial review cases
- Conducting cases before the European courts
- Providing all litigation support to our clients in relation to those cases
- Maintaining files
Required skills and experience of the Litigation Lawyer
- 2+ years post qualified litigation experience is essential
- Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk
- Proven experience in managing own litigation caseload
- Experience in Tax Law is not necessary but would be helpful
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Mark Bladen in our London office for a confidential discussion.
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