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About the Practice

Robert Newey

Robert Newey is an English solicitor. He has both an MA and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a solicitor at Theodore Goddard, a City of London law firm, in October 1982.

Initially he worked in the trust and tax department, dealing with offshore trusts in particular. Later he moved to the corporate department. He then moved to another City firm (Warner Cranston), where he specialised in tax work with a corporate emphasis.

Much of his work related to inward investment by foreign companies in the United Kingdom. He advised on corporate tax, VAT and employment tax issues, often with a cross-border aspect. For example he advised on VAT aspects of cross-border supplies of services; he adapted overseas share schemes for UK-based employees of foreign companies; and he advised on corporate tax issues for overseas companies with UK activities.

In 1995 he started his own consultancy practice. In particular he helped corporate departments of law firms to deal with VAT problems and with tax issues relating to corporate deals. In 1996 he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. For his fellowship he wrote a thesis comparing the UK tax treatment of French and American companies. This covered both direct and indirect tax issues.

He has been a Visiting Fellow of the Department of Law at the University of Essex. In 1998-1999 he taught Revenue Law to undergraduate law students. He also developed a postgraduate course in International Tax Law, which he taught for some years.

Since the late 1990s he has worked for a range of clients - from individuals to multi-nationals - on tax-related disputes, including litigation in a variety of courts and tribunals.

He is a long-standing member of the VAT Practitioners Group. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation and a member of the International Fiscal Association.