Heading up RPC's Tax Disputes offering, Adam Craggs has over 30 years' experience in the contentious tax field.
An accredited mediator, Adam advises on a wide range of contentious tax issues (direct and indirect taxes), including HMRC enquiries and litigation before the Tax Tribunals and the Higher Courts.
During his career, he spent 16 years in the Solicitor's Office at HMRC, where he provided legal advice on a large number of high-profile cases.
Adam is the co-author of Tolley's 'A Practical Guide to Tax Appeals' and a contributor to 'Whiteman & Sherry on Income Tax' and 'Whiteman & Sherry on Capital Gains Tax'. He is also the author of a number of guidance notes written for Tolley's 'Online Guidance' and the author of two practice notes written for PLC on alternative dispute resolution in tax disputes and criminal prosecutions for tax fraud.
Adam writes and lectures widely on tax matters and is a regular contributor to RPC's Tax blog, Tax Take.
Adam Craggs is experienced in advising on HMRC disputes spanning both direct and indirect tax. He is "highly knowledgeable, has his finger on the pulse and is calm and responsive," in addition to having an "excellent commercial appreciation of the client's situation." - Chambers UK 2019
Adam Craggs has a wealth of experience of advising on high-value tax disputes involving HMRC. "He is extremely calm, extremely well organised and has a good all-round knowledge." - Chambers UK 2018
Adam Craggs has significant experience in both direct and indirect tax dispute resolution, as well as tax enquiries and criminal tax investigations, EU law and business tax. - Legal 500 UK 2018
Experienced tax litigator and accredited mediator - Legal 500 UK 2017
Former member of HMRC solicitor's office Adam Craggs is an experienced practitioner offering a unique perspective on tax litigation. He possesses noted expertise in matters relating to investigation and enquiry, and is "very trusted by clients," according to commentators. - Chambers UK 2017
Clients are quick to list his strengths, noting that he is "calm, reassuring and sees things from a client's perspective." - Chambers UK 2016
‘Dynamic’ team head Adam Craggs is noted for his ‘clear and practical’ advice; - Legal 500 UK 2016
'Clients are quick to list his strengths, noting that he is "calm, reassuring and sees things from a client's perspective"' - Chambers UK 2016
"Adam Craggs is ‘experienced, and maintains a strong working relationship with HMRC’; he is also ‘great at recruiting talented associates" - Legal 500 UK 2015
"An advantage of working with Adam Craggs is his many years at the Revenue. He has inside knowledge of their workings and their approach," say observers. He is popular with clients, who state that he is "adept at reassuring clients – you feel you are getting the best representation" - Chambers UK 2015
"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2015
‘Calm, forthright and knowledgeable' - Legal 500 UK 2014
"He receives widespread acclaim in the market, with one interviewee noting: "Adam Craggs brings extensive experience as a former HMRC lawyer, combined with a sharp intellect and strategic focus. He focuses strictly on the most efficient way of achieving the desired result" - Chambers UK 2014