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Adam Craggs
Partner

Heading up RPC's Tax Disputes offering, Adam Craggs has over 30 years' experience in the contentious tax and white collar crime 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/ Higher Courts, and white collar crime investigations. 

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 civil and criminal 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.

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Ranked – Chambers UK 2022

Adam Craggs is well known for assisting clients facing charges of VAT and PAYE-related tax fraud. He has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals and senior executives. - Chambers UK 2022

"He has outstanding technical ability and you see that throughout the work. He does phenomenal work and is great with clients." - Chambers UK 2022

"He is phenomenally hard-working and has an insatiable desire to help the client." - Chambers UK 2022

Adam Craggs is a tax disputes practitioner who, prior to private practice, worked for HMRC. He is able to bring his inside knowledge of the tax authority to his work on VAT and SDLT disputes. - Chambers UK 2022

"He has a wealth of experience, is very efficient and serves the client well." - Chambers UK 2022

"He understands clients; he responds quickly and provides assurance." - Chambers UK 2022

"RPC LLP has a particularly strong presence in group litigation of tax cases. This is largely down to the personal knowledge and capabilities of partner Adam Craggs ably supported by his talented support team. Adam Craggs (partner) and Constantine (Costa) Christofi (senior associate) are an exceptional team. They do genuinely work together for the benefit of clients." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Adam Craggs has the gravitas and experience to head a very impressive practice." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

RecommendedThe Legal 500 UK 2022

Adam Craggs is a tax disputes expert who, prior to private practice, worked for HMRC. He is able to bring his inside knowledge of the tax authority to his work on VAT and SDLT disputes. - Chambers UK 2021

"He is extremely supportive." "He is competent, pleasant and communicates well." "He brings pragmatism and approachability." - Chambers UK 2021

Adam Craggs is well known for assisting clients facing charges of VAT and PAYE-related tax fraud. He has extensive experience representing high net worth individuals and senior executives. - Chambers UK 2021

"He is very calm, knowledgeable and reassuring." - Chambers UK 2021

"Michelle Sloane and Adam Craggs communicate excellently. They are calm and reassuring." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

"Adam Craggs, Michelle Sloane and Alice Kemp have been excellent. You would expect a high level of technical knowledge from a firm such as RPC but the above have been very supportive and very easy to talk to." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

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 - The 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. - The 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." - The 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 - The Legal 500 UK 2015

"Calm, forthright and knowledgeable." - The 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

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