Legal partner - all taxes, PwC United Kingdom
I'm Mark Whitehouse, Partner and Head of the Tax Litigation team.
I specialise in handling disputes with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) with a focus on direct tax. I act for clients who have tax disputes before the Tax Tribunals and Higher Courts, but a large part of my practice is working with clients and HMRC to settle tax disputes before they reach Court. I'm an accredited mediator and have been involved in a number of very high-value negotiations settling some billion pound plus disputes. I have over 20 years experience of tax litigation. My previous reported cases include; Lansdowne Partners, The States of Jersey, The Stamp Taxes GLO, DSG Retail Ltd ; BT Pension Scheme and the ACT GLO.
As a former HMRC solicitor with a Magic Circle background, I have both a detailed knowledge of how HMRC conducts litigation and a vast amount of experience in top-tier tax disputes. I have a very broad direct tax practice, which ranges from conducting EU Group Litigation Orders (GLOs), running tax planning appeals, taking judicial review proceedings and taking cases to the European Courts.