JHA ranked top by Chambers and Partners for UK Contentious Tax

07 November 2017
Author: JHA

Joseph Hage Aaronson is the only firm to achieve the top tier ranking in Band 1 for UK Contentious Tax by Chambers and Partners for 2018. It is also the 4th consecutive year that our team and individual lawyers have been named. The contentious tax team is led by five partners: Graham Aaronson QC, the leading tax silk of his generation, Simon Whitehead, Paul Farmer, Michael Anderson and Ray McCann. All are supported by a strong team of in-house barristers, solicitors and paralegals, bringing together the best qualities of the bar with those of a law firm to deliver a cohesive approach to advising and representing our clients throughout all stages of a dispute.

Ranked Lawyers:

Graham Aaronson QC is a renowned tax expert who acts for significant clients and organisations in high-profile disputes. Clients say he has “very significant depth and breadth of experience, and is always highly responsive.”

The “superb” Paul Farmer is experienced in acting in high-value tax cases. Sources note he is “extremely good at handling litigation.”

Simon Whitehead regularly advises clients on contentious tax matters, with a focus on corporation tax. Sources state he has “excellent technical knowledge and provides superb client service.”

Michael Anderson specialises in advising clients on complex and high-profile tax disputes. One client states he is “highly credible, and it is easy to develop an effective working style with him because he is very approachable and responsive.”

Philippe Freund is an accomplished tax lawyer experienced in working with clients in the financial sector. Sources note he is “technically very able, helpful and willing to make himself available at short notice to assist with queries and to provide support.”


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