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Chambers of Andrew Thornhill QC

16 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4EF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7414 8080
Fax:
Fax 020 7414 8099
DX:
312 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.pumptax.com
Email:

Kevin Prosser QC

Tel:
Work 020 7414 8080
Email:
Pump Court Tax Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Thornhill QC)

Position

Widely recognised and consulted in all types of revenue work, with a particularly strong litigation practice. Recent cases include: Tower MCashback (Supreme Court – tax avoidance); UBS (UT – income tax; avoidance using employment-related securities); McLaughlin (FTT – CGT avoidance using trusts); Aberdeen Asset Management (UT – income tax avoidance; employee remuneration); Wakefield College (UT – VAT zero-rating); Purolite (FTT – deductibility of legal expenses); Mercedes-Benz (FTT – VAT; goods or services); Travelodge (FTT – VAT input tax); Healey (FTT – income tax on ‘discounts’); Vaccine Research (FTT – income tax avoidance); Bristol & West (FTT – corporation tax avoidance; derivative contracts).

Career

Qualified 1982; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 1996; recorder 2000; deputy High Court judge 2008-present; chairman of the Revenue Bar Association 2009-13.

Member

Revenue Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Broxbourne School; University College, London (1979 LLB); St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1981 BCL); Bar School.

Leisure

Squash, opera, collecting pictures, the Garrick Club.

Practice Areas

Tax - corporate; Tax - VAT, C&E; Private client - personal tax

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