Adam Craggs has become a go-to lawyer for high profile cases involving HNWs.
For 16 years he worked in HMRC’s solicitor’s office, but now he finds himself on the other side – working with HNW clients as a partner at international law firm RPC. That spell earlier in his career, however, remains invaluable.
‘It gave me an insight into the inner workings of the Revenue,’ he tells Spear’s, adding that a number of his colleagues have also previously worked at the Revenue. ‘I genuinely believe that [having worked at HMRC] gives us the edge in the disputes work we undertake for clients involving HMRC.’
Adam Craggs is Partner and Head of RPC’s Tax Disputes team. He is one of the UK’s leading tax dispute resolution practitioners and an accredited mediator, with over 30 years’ experience in this area. Adam advises on a wide range of tax issues (direct and indirect taxes) and has particular expertise in assisting clients with HMRC enquiries and litigation before the Tax Tribunals/Higher Courts.
Prior to joining RPC, he spent 16 years in the Solicitor’s Office at HMRC and is very familiar with how the department operates. Adam is the co-author of Tolley’s A Practical Guide to Tax Appeals and a contributor to Whiteman & Sherry on Income Tax and Whiteman & Sherry on Capital Gains Tax.