Nick Skerrett promoted to Tax Partner at Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons has promoted Nick Skerrett to the partnership.
This is no great surprise as Nick was already leading the Firm’s Contentious Tax practice, since joining in 2013. Prior to that he had been a tax partner at PwC London where he lead the Indirect Tax Litigation team.
Nick advises clients on the management and resolution of tax disputes with HMRC and with commercial parties. He advises clients on all aspects of contentious tax practice, from initial advice on liability and filing positions through negotiation with HMRC to litigation before the Tax Tribunals, the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He specialises in litigating high value complex tax cases and matters concerning tax avoidance and is dual qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser and Solicitor. As an accredited mediator he also assists clients with the resolution of disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has deep expertise in tax restitution claims, indirect tax matters, particularly VAT and financial services, compound interest, abuse of rights cases, international and domestic fund structures, pension funds, unjust enrichment, telecoms and environmental taxes.