What our barristers do

Our barristers act in disputes and advise on matters relating to both direct taxation (corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax) and indirect taxation (VAT, environmental taxes, excise duty, customs duty, anti-dumping duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and National Insurance (NIC)).

Our work includes tax issues involving EU law, international treaties and trade.

We also act in matters where tax issues arise in other areas of law, such as tax issues arising in a wider commercial or legal context, such as construction, energy and sports and tax related disputes. We also act in tax judicial review and in in regulatory disputes involving tax professionals.

Who our barristers act for

Our barristers act for both taxpayers and tax authorities, including HMRC.

Our clients include central and local government, high net worth individuals, UK companies, multinationals, institutions, representative bodies and trade unions, regulatory bodies (such as the Chartered Institute of Taxation) and regulated professionals.

We also act as co-mediators with HMRC in mediation of tax disputes.

Where our barristers act

In the UK, our barristers appear in disputes in the Tax Tribunals and their appeals to all levels of UK courts, tax related litigation in the Administrative Court and other UK courts, and litigation before the Valuation Office Agency. We also act as counsel in arbitration and mediation.

Our barristers are admitted in other jurisdictions, including the Republic of Ireland, Germany and Belgium, and appear before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

We also act in cases exclusively concerned with taxation in jurisdictions outside the UK, such as Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland and UK overseas territories. 

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