39 Essex Chambers has broad expertise in both direct taxation (taxes on income, capital gains and inheritances) and indirect taxation (VAT, excise duty, customs duty, anti-dumping duty, SDLT and NIC). Members advise on issues of residence and, in the case of individuals, domicile.
We can draw together teams of barristers who range from experienced silks to the more recently qualified barristers, to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, combining strong analytical, advisory and advocacy skills with pragmatism and approachability.
Barristers at 39 Essex Chambers advise and represent both taxpayers and tax authorities, including HMRC.
Our barristers advise on tax matters arising in both commercial and personal contexts. We advise on disputes between public bodies and HMRC.
Much of our work involves EU law or has an international element. Our advice extends to double tax treaties or bilateral investment treaties, trade treaties and WTO law.
We can take on cases exclusively concerned with taxation in jurisdictions outside the UK, such as Hong Kong, Ireland or the UK’s overseas territories.
Our barristers have appeared in many appeals in all tribunals and courts hearing UK tax matters from the First-tier Tribunal and the Supreme Court to the European Court of Justice.
Our barristers are able to undertake tax arbitrations either as counsel or arbitrator.
We are able to draw on expertise within 39 Essex Chambers in related practice areas, such as Commercial, Planning and the Court of Protection, to offer clients a comprehensive and efficient service.
Our barristers are in high demand as conference speakers around the world and contribute regularly to periodicals and journals.
Call: 1984 Silk: 2002
Call: 1971 Silk: 1992
Call: 1980 Silk: 2003
Call: 1990 Silk: 2012
Call: 1987 Silk: 2016
Call: 2002 Silk: 2019