Stewarts Boosts Tax Disputes Team by Hiring Giles Salmond as Partner in London
He served at Eversheds Sutherland for a decade
Specialist disputes firm Stewarts has bolstered its London tax disputes bench by hiring Giles Salmond as a partner.
Salmond is a widely recognized tax litigator with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in complex Value Added Tax (VAT) litigation.
He joins a team comprising existing tax disputes partners David Pickstone, James Le Gallais, Alex Lerner, and Matthew Greene. Greene joined recently from Osborne Clarke.
Pickstone, who heads the practice, remarked, “I am very excited to welcome Salmond to our team at Stewarts. His vast experience in market-leading indirect tax cases adds further depth to our substantial tax disputes offering.”
Earlier, Salmond practiced in-house at His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs for six years as a prosecutor and tax disputes lawyer, specializing in VAT and customs duty litigation.
He has acted for clients in several leading indirect tax cases including the historic decision in the Fleming and Condé Nast vs HMRC case before the House of Lords. It paved the way for a change in the law permitting taxpayers to make retrospective claims for incorrectly paid VAT. He also acted in MG Rover Group and Others vs HMRC case at the Court of Appeal. It was one of the leading cases on the operation of UK VAT groups and other important cases on taxpayers’ legitimate expectations.
Salmond joined Garretts, a law firm associated with former accountancy giant Arthur Andersen. He spent 17 years as a director for tax dispute resolution at Deloitte, which he joined following its merger with Andersen’s UK business. As the head of indirect taxes and tax dispute resolution, he was a partner for nearly a decade at Eversheds Sutherland.