Rainer Hughes

Tax Excise & VAT

We achieve the best outcomes for our clients by adopting a strategy that delivers results.

A Powerful experienced team, with proven landmark judgements and high-profile reported cases in the supreme court. Niche legal experience in VAT and HMRC matters, Rainer Hughes has obtained a number of awards and achieved outstanding results for clients.

Rainer Hughes are specialist Tax lawyers that advise on:

  • HMRC disputes, enquiries and investigations
  • Corporate tax, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Real estate tax
  • Inheritance Tax

Tax matters are unique and are rarely straightforward. Effective management of Tax related Disputes and the management of your tax affairs requires specific legal expertise. Rainer Hughes will provide you with the knowledge and support to help you deal with your tax related matters in a structured and effective way that ensure your losses, liabilities and risks are minimised.

Key Experience

Successfully acted for a Premier League football club in relation to an enquiry by HMRC.

Rainer Hughes has represented multiple retailers in obtaining temporary approval, following the refusal of the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) by HMRC.

Successfully brought matters to the Tax tribunal where clients have been wrongly assessed for their Tax liability.

Acted for a large SME in appealing an unlawful warrant to seize assets, enabling the business to recover and continue trading.

Key Contacts

Sanjay Panesar

Senior Partner

Natalie Wallis


Rizwan Ashiq

Barrister At Law


Kevin Nolan Professional Football Player

Provides clear and consistent advice with an eye on the goal

Mark Curtis Licensed Football Agent

Sanjay, thank you for your help and professional advice. I thoroughly recommend you as my Solicitor of choice.

James Tomkins Professional Football Player

I have known Sanjay for nearly 2 years now and we connected straight away. Not only Sanjay represented me, but he has also been a friend during this time. Sanjay’s hard work and enthusiasm was the reason why I was connected to him. It has been a pleasure to know such a nice man! Thanks Sanjay.

Mr. P

Natalie is a wonderful, capable assertive Paralegal. She explained every part of the court process to me, I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

Group K

Natalie is to the point; never did I feel she was not onto of my case. Thank you for ensuring what was taken from me has been returned, I am very grateful.