Customs, Tax and Duty Disputes

Businesses trading internationally are faced with a wide range of regulatory issues from potential liability for Anti-Dumping-Duty to criminal responsibility for handling illegal substances or products with or without any available licences or certificates.  Timely legal advice can mitigate your liability for Import and other Customs Duties and potential penalties for incorrect declarations or documentation upon entry of imported goods. Errors and breaches of regulations and procedures relating to imported goods can inevitably arise. When problems arise they need to be identified and resolved quickly. Swift action may enable you to avoid costly charges, penalties and delays, and prevent goods being detained or seized by Customs authorities.


What our tax disputes lawyers do

  • Anti-Dumping-Duty
  • MTIC fraud
  • Preferential Duty
  • Inward and Outward Processing Relief
  • CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) licences
  • Customs Code Classification of Goods
  • Bailment and Carriage of Goods
  • Smuggling
  • Security and Infiltration of Supply Networks

We will help you to identify the key issues arising from your problem, including what steps need to be taken urgently to protect your position and what overall strategy should be taken to resolve matters once the full picture is clear.


How our tax disputes lawyers work

"Everyone at the firm is friendly, professional and effective."

Chambers & Partners UK 2024

We act for UK and Foreign based major multi-national corporations involved in international trade, including manufacturers of major plant, engines, automotive, technology, luxury goods, consumer and retail goods and traders in commodities.

We also act for smaller SMEs and individuals involved in cross border trade. We are used to working in cooperation with law firms based in other jurisdictions in coordinating the defence and/or response of clients to the operation of trade regulations and treaties which apply in different jurisdictions.

  • Brighton - Jubilee St

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Brighton - Old Steine

    47 Old Steine


    East Sussex

    BN1 1NW

  • Gatwick

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Hassocks

    32 Keymer Road


    West Sussex

    BN6 8AL

  • Horsham

    3rd Floor

    Afon Building

    Worthing Road


    West Sussex

    RH12 1TL

  • London

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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