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Chambers of James Kessler QC

15 OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3UE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 2744
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Fax 020 7831 8095
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386 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Robert Venables QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2744
Email:
OLD SQUARE TAX CHAMBERS (Chambers of James Kessler QC)

Position

All aspects of revenue law, including VAT and tax-related judicial review. Specialities include director and employee remuneration, owned-managed companies, the GAAR, Follower Notices and Accelerated Payment Notices, DOTAS, litigation, trusts, EU, offshore and international. Recent and landmark cases: Daniel v HMRC (2014), Loyalty Management Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise [2007]; BUPA Hospitals Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise ECJ [2006], Greenalls Management Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise [2005] UKHL, excise duties, Jerome v Kelly [2004] UKHL 25, CGT, gift to offshore trustees; Howell v Trippier [2004] EWCA Civ 885, income tax liability of trustees of a settlement on stock dividends; Mount Murray Country Club Ltd v Macleod UKPC 53; Unilever (UK) Holdings Ltd v Smith [2002]. EWCA Civ 1787, corporation tax on capital gains, corporate reorganisations; R v Dimsey [2001] UKHL 46; Lady Ingram’s Executors v Inland Revenue Commissioners [1998] (House of Lords), inheritance tax.

Career

Called 1973; QC 1990. Chairman of the Revenue Bar Association of England and Wales 2001-05; Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple, el ected 1999; Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and chartered tax adviser from 1999-2011.

Languages

French.

Member

Revenue Bar Association.


London Bar

Tax: corporate and VAT

Within: Tax: corporate – Leading silks

Robert Venables QC - Old Square Tax ChambersHas particular experience in offshore tax matters.

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