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  1. Leading Silks
  2. Leading Juniors

Leading Silks

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    • Julian Ghosh QC - Axiom AdvocatesHis knowledge of tax matters is positively encyclopaedic.
    • Philip Simpson QC - Terra Firma ChambersAbsolutely immersed in the details of tax law.

Leading Juniors

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    • Ross Anderson - Ampersand AdvocatesHe has made a sure-footed transition from academia to the Bar.
    • Derek Francis - Terra Firma ChambersDiligent, astute, and precise.
    • Fergus Thomson - Terra Firma ChambersLevel headed, at ease with clients, and commercial in his approach.
    • Gordon Watt - Terra Firma ChambersCombines great knowledge and attention to detail with strong commercial sense.
    • David Welsh - Axiom AdvocatesCombines a formidable intellect with an ability to the get the job done and done well.

Ross Anderson at Ampersand Advocates has significant experience acting for HM Revenue and Customs in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals. He also appeared as appearing as a junior to Kieron Beal QC of Blackstone Chambers in London, again on behalf of the Revenue, in the Supreme Court case Frank A Smart & Sons v HMRC, which concerned the deductability of VAT incurred when purchasing entitlements to the Single Farm Payment, a European Union farming subsidy.

Axiom Advocates is well-regarded for its tax and trusts experience, with one client describing it as a 'first port of call' for instructions in this area, and another commenting that the set is 'building a good presence in the private client and trusts areas.'

Terra Firma Chambers is home to practitioners with experience in pensions and both corporate and personal taxation, including cases with an international element. Recent notable cases include Philip Simpson QC acting for the company in Taylor Clark Leisure plc v HMRC, a Supreme Court case concerning VAT grouping.

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