Richard joined the firm in September 2023 as partner in the tax disputes team.

Prior to JHA, Richard spent ten years as a specialist tax litigator within the Big Four. He has advised on a wide range of direct and indirect tax disputes representing HNWIs, multinational groups across different industries (including construction and engineering, the energy sector and global cruise line operators), as well as investment funds and other clients within the financial services sector.

Part of Richard’s practice area focuses on disputes grounded on complex issues of EU law, including its application in a post-Brexit landscape. His knowledge has recently been applied for taxpayers with disputes concerning exit charges, HMRC’s proposed application of the transfer of assets abroad rules, the tax treatment of overseas dividend income, cross-border losses, and the recovery of sums of alleged EU state aid.

Richard also regularly advises on disputes where procedural issues arise relating to the enquiry process and HMRC’s ability to raise discovery assessments. He has a wealth of practical experience in bringing public law challenges before the Administrative Court relating to HMRC’s exercise of powers and decision-making, including where HMRC resile from previous rulings and published guidance, the application of PAYE regulations and employment tax disputes, as well as the DPT regime.

Richard completed his training contract at the London office of a US firm under the guidance of various other senior members of JHA’s tax disputes team and before that briefly worked at HMRC Solicitor’s Office on VAT fraud matters.


Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales

Admitted as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland


College of Law, London – Legal Practice Course

University of Southampton – Criminal Justice, MA

University of Southampton – Law, LLB

London Barristers & Attorneys specialising in Tax Litigation