Leading commercial disputes specialist joins Sintons as partner


A leading commercial disputes lawyer has joined Sintons as a partner.

Hilary Waters, a specialist in tax disputes with over 20 years’ experience, joins Sintons from KPMG.

During her career, she has built a reputation for supporting clients with a variety of complex tax disputes as both advisor and advocate, as well as commercial litigation and regulatory matters.

Hilary becomes the 30th partner in Sintons and the latest senior addition to the firm’s fast-growing dispute resolution team, which is renowned regionally and nationally for its capability and expertise.

She has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of tax issues for both individual clients and groups of taxpayers, including the formation and management of litigation funding groups. She has experience in litigating matters at all levels of the UK Courts and Tribunals, from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court, as well as referrals to the European Court of Justice.

Her clients include FTSE 100 companies to SMEs in a wide range of sectors, including retail, leisure, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, tech, property, universities and sports clubs.

Angus Ashman, head of the dispute resolution team, said: “We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of the calibre and experience of Hilary. During her career, she has become known as a leading name in her field, handling commercial disputes of the highest complexity on behalf of major businesses and fighting hard to secure the very best outcome for her clients. Her absolute commitment to achieving excellence is an ideal fit for our approach at Sintons.

“As a team, we are known for setting and achieving the highest standards and continue to be appointed regionally and nationally in matters by both new and existing clients. Our ongoing growth is testament to the quality of our legal advice and client service, which is what continues to make Sintons stand out in the marketplace. We are confident Hilary will help us to achieve even greater successes as a team and look forward to working with her to make that happen.”


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