Andy Lynch is a Senior Associate (non-solicitor) at the firm with many years of experience representing clients in respect of Tax Tribunals, HMRC enquiries including disclosures under the Contracted Disclosure Facility (CDF). Andy specialises in representing individuals and companies who are approached by HMRC civil litigation department where allegations of fraud are alleged, and the company or individual has had assets frozen.

Andy was a Specialist Investigator in the former HM Customs & Excise National Investigation Service, where he specialised in Tax related organised crime.

During his time in the private sector, Andy has acted for numerous companies and individuals in varying Tax disputes with HMRC, especially where allegations of fraud are central to the dispute.

He represents companies with trade specific Tax issues such as the alcohol trade, payroll companies, toiletries trade and in the pension industry, advising on both disputes with HMRC and day-to-day compliance issues. He has also been assisting businesses affected by Brexit, particularly in relation to the changes on the tax implications of cross border trade

Andy handles Tax enquiries and disclosures under the Contracted Disclosure Facility (CDF), and has assisted many individuals and companies facing issues as a result of the use of Tax mitigation schemes, including Accelerated Payment Notices.

Andy is an experienced litigator in the Tax Tribunals and has an impressive record of success. He has also acted for clients on tax-related matters in the High Court, and Court of Appeal.

Andy has an extensive network of contacts in both the Accountancy and Insolvency professions and regularly advises fellow professionals on tax issues.


Notable Cases

Olympia Technologies Ltd v HMRC

Successful appeal to FTT in respect of refusal of VAT repayment.

HMRC v Livewire Ltd & Olympia Technologies Ltd

High Court appeal by HMRC in respect of the above.

Mobilx & ors v HMRC

Representing the tax payer in a test case regarding the ECJ’s ‘Kittel test. This case involved over £8 million of VAT.

Privin Corporation Ltd v HMRC

Successful appeal to FTT in respect of refusal of VAT repayment.

Abbey Forwarding Ltd (In liquidation) v Hone, Owen & Owen

Successful defence of misfeasance proceedings brought against former directors. The background to this case was an alleged Excise fraud.

Abbey Forwarding Ltd v HMRC

Successful appeal to the FTT in relation to VAT and Excise Tax assessments.

HMRC v Roll Your Own Ltd

Challenge to a seizure of tobacco and ‘rolling’ machinery, worth in excess of £400k. In issue was whether the tobacco products produced by RYO were ‘smokable’ such as to create a duty point.

R (OAO Seabrook Warehousing Ltd & Ors) v HMRC

Judicial review of HMRC’s decision to abolish the WFE scheme in relation to alcohol export.

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