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Robert Waterson

Robert is a highly experienced regulatory disputes lawyer specialising in tax disputes, regulatory investigations and public law challenges. He acts for a broad range of clients from FTSE100 companies and HNW individuals to SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

Practice Areas:

  • Multi-jurisdictional tax investigations and enquiries
  • Group Litigation (High Court and Tribunals)
  • Administrative Law / Judicial Review (claimant and defendant) 
  • Anti-Dumping Duty and Customs Disputes
  • VAT and Direct Tax Disputes
  • Tax Related Criminal investigations / Prosecutions
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Sanctions 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation

 Robert has litigated at all levels of the UK courts and tribunals and the Court of Justice of the European Union.


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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

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