Indirect Tax partner, PwC United Kingdom
I’m David Anderson, Partner in the Tax Litigation team.
I specialise in all aspects of indirect tax - VAT, customs duty, excise duty, hydrocarbon oils, landfill tax, aggregates levy and other environmental taxes. I have represented appellants in courts all the way to the Court of Justice of the European Union in a wide variety of industry areas - manufacturing, catering, financial services, social housing, telecommunications and transport. Notable cases include Med Hotels Ltd, Matalan Retail Ltd, Helena Housing Ltd, Riverside Housing Association, Asda Stores Ltd and Gabem Marketing Ltd. I’ve appeared as advocate, on a number of cases, before the Tax Tribunal.
Before qualification as a solicitor I was an officer of what was then HM Customs and Excise, where I worked as a paralegal in the debt recovery and prosecution teams. After qualifying, I joined a firm of solicitors where I undertook a broad spectrum of commercial litigation work (e.g. contract disputes, boundary disputes and mining rights), before returning to indirect tax litigation as a specialism, on behalf of taxpayers, where I have practised for the last 13 years.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and qualified as a chartered tax adviser as an indirect tax specialist. I’m also a member of the VAT Practitioners Group.