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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Fax:
Fax 020 7306 0095
DX:
311 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.wilberforce.co.uk

Michael Furness QC

Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Email:
Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Barrister; formerly first standing junior to the Inland Revenue in Chancery matters; appears regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal, both for the government and for private clients; outside Revenue litigation, his practice concentrates on pension schemes, trusts, charities and professional negligence, principally in the fields of pensions and tax. Overseas, he has a substantial contentious and non-contentious trust practice mainly in Bermuda, and involving large family trusts. He also appears regularly in the courts of Hong Kong, including two appearances in the Court of Final Appeal.

Career

Called 1982; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000; deputy High Court judge 2004.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; Association of Pension Lawyers.

Education

Cambridge University (MA); Oxford University (BCL).


London Bar

Charities

Within: Charities – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe is very good at providing legal and tactical advice on tricky issues.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersHugely experienced, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.

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Pensions

Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe is intellectually excellent with brilliant client-handling skills.

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Private client: personal tax

Within: Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersA skilled advocate.

Within: Private client: personal tax

For a polished experience, Wilberforce Chambers remains a stand-out set with its many quality barristers who are well known in this area.’ In Paya Ltd v HMRC Michael Furness QC represented the BBC in intervening in tax appeals relating to the taxation of BBC staff who were engaged through service companies.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersRecommended for his work on large family trusts.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Michael Furness QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe is noted for pensions-related professional negligence work.

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