Hugh GunsonPartner at Charles Russell Speechlys
Hugh specialises in tax disputes and investigations. His clients include internationally mobile high net worth clients and other private individuals, trustees, family businesses, entrepreneurs and corporates, both small and large. His practice covers the full range of UK taxes, both personal and corporate. His work frequently has a significant cross-border element.
Hugh has experience of litigating tax cases at all levels, from the specialist tax tribunals through to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. A significant element of Hugh’s practice involves remedying unsuccessful planning (often involving complex trust arrangements), including by way of claims for mistake and rectification in both the UK and offshore jurisdictions. He also handles tax-related professional negligence disputes and other trust and commercial disputes with a tax angle.
Hugh is a regular conference speaker and frequently writes in a number of tax and trust related publications, such as Tax Journal and Trusts and Trustees. He is a contributor to the most recent edition of Clarke's Offshore Tax Planning and the upcoming edition of Trust Taxation and Estate Planning. Hugh is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). Prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys, he spent over six years in the tax department of a magic circle law firm and a year as a pupil barrister in a leading set of tax chambers.