James Hurst

Technical Director

James joined VATangles seven years ago and leads on proactive VAT consultancy, including VAT Planning, identifying VAT claims, and Litigation. Before joining the VAT world, he held several roles in the finance department at Europcar.

James is a specialist in the application of both UK and EU case law, and he is regarded by leading tax counsel as a rising star in the industry, with a gift for points of challenge missed by others. He has been involved in high-profile VAT cases, including one which reached the Court of Justice of the European Union. He litigated his first-ever VAT case in Tribunal in January 2020.

Having gained a degree in Industrial Economics, James is now working towards completing the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

James plays badminton at competition level and is a dedicated follower of tennis, with a soft spot for Roger Federer. He also enjoys long walks with his dogs and Games of Thrones.