There are times when despite taking advice, buying in consultancy, applying planning techniques and trying to resolve disputes by negotiation HMRC simply will not concede a matter. At this point it is then necessary to consider whether or not the issue in dispute is worth fighting. If it is then you need to proceed into litigation carefully and with competent advocates. Ruffles & Co can provide you with a full legal service to meet your needs.
We do not necessarily recommend litigation. Litigation is expensive and uncertain. Sometimes, however, it is highly necessary. We will help you to make the right decisions. What is right for you may be wrong for someone else. Often litigation is a very bespoke subject. We are aware of this and we will try to guide you towards decisions that are in your best interests.
The Litigation Process
Litigation usually commences when dispute resolution fails. As such we will normally have researched the technical issues and put to HMRC the salient arguments. HMRC will usually have responded with their counter-arguments.
Where litigation is to commence we will lodge with the Tax Tribunal the necessary appeal forms. We will act as your representative and take charge of the formalities necessary to bring your issue to the attention of a judge.
We believe that it is essential to use skilled advocates in the Tribunal or higher courts. To that end we utilise the services of experienced advocates in the field of VAT. We will instruct them, work with them, get you involved with them and ensure that your case is advanced to maximum effect.
You should be sheltered from as much stress as possible. We endeavour to shield you and to deal with as much as we possibly can in your place.