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Robert Waterson

Robert's practice comprises all aspects of company and personal tax disputes, including the taxation of pensions, VAT, Customs Duties and tax-related white-collar and criminal investigations and prosecutions. His client base ranges from FTSE100 companies and HNW individuals to SMEs and groups actions.

He has particular experience handling:

  • Multi-jurisdictional tax investigations and enquiries
  • Group Litigation (High Court and Tax Tribunals)
  • Judicial Review
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation
  • Anti-Dumping Duty and customs disputes
  • Challenges involving EU law
Robert has litigated at all levels of the UK courts and tribunals and the Court of Justice of the European Union, he regularly provides strategic advice and coordination in relation to cross-border tax disputes.

He frequently writes for a variety of publications on recent and important developments in tax law.


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Robert Waterson represents clients facing inquiries from UK and European tax authorities. His work is broad and includes disputes involving customs duty, anti-dumping duty and SDLT. - Chambers UK 2021

"He is extremely clear and imaginative, and relentlessly pursues the clients' objectives." - Chambers UK 2021 

"His knowledge of the relevant legislation and his tactical approach are very impressive." - Chambers UK 2021

"Absolutely brilliant: he's very clever, very dynamic and very on the ball." – Chambers UK 2020 

Robert Waterson handles contentious tax matters for both private individuals and global corporations. Clients say he is "detailed understanding of a wide range of law and is easy to work with." - Chambers UK 2019

Robert Waterson is experienced in contentious tax matters involving issues over EU law. Clients state that "Robert was very efficient, responsive and very easy to get on with," and add that he is "proactive and displays excellent knowledge." - Chambers UK 2018

"Performing at the level of partner." - Legal 500 UK 2017

Robert Waterson is a legal director at the firm who specialises in VAT and direct disputes and is considered to have "an incisive intellect." He brings his previous experience at HMRC solicitor's office to bear in complex cases. -  Chambers UK 2017

"Robert Waterson [...] brings considerable expertise in VAT and EU-related litigation." - The Legal 500 UK 2015

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2015