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  3. Private client: personal tax – 2016 silks
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  5. Private client: personal tax – Leading juniors

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    • Akash Nawbatt QC - Devereux β€˜An impressive trial lawyer, who easily navigates fact-heavy cases and cross-examination.’

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At Pump Court Tax Chambers, β€˜one can be sure of getting the very best advice, at all levels’. The members are consistently involved in the most high-profile personal tax cases, such as appearing on both sides of the headline Rangers tax case; four members were involved, including Scottish-qualified Julian Ghosh QC, who secured a victory for HMRC in the Court of Session and then again in the appeal to the Supreme Court.

Devereux has β€˜gained a lot of profile’ for its private client tax work and is particularly active in the tax residence and domicile cases. Acting for both taxpayers and the Revenue, the set has wide-ranging specialisms in both litigious and advisory work. Marika Lemos has been a favourite counsel of HMRC, but also acted for the taxpayer concerning exit charges on trustees’ emigration from the UK pursuant to the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act.

Old Square Tax Chambers is β€˜among the pre-eminent sets at the tax Bar for especially high-value tax disputes’. Amanda Hardy QC, for example, is acting in a multibillion-pound tax case and remains especially active in disputes involving the changing regulatory framework governing the taxation of non-domiciled individuals. Rory Mullan led a successful judicial review acting for the taxpayer – a decision that HMRC has appealed.

Temple Tax Chambers continues to be instructed in a number of film scheme tax cases and disputes involving accelerated payment notices. With regards to the former, David Southern QC acted in a judicial review involving film scheme investments.

Acting primarily for the taxpayer, Field Court Tax Chambers is made up of members with significant experience of tax litigation and international advisory work. Patrick Soares maintains an active advisory practice, and Imran Afzal has recently been instructed in cases involving non-domiciles and taxation concerning certain financial products.

β€˜Always very helpful’, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers is well-suited to handle certain aspects of private tax litigation, especially those cases involving non-domiciles, and has a particularly notable profile in the tax advisory space. Laurent Sykes QC remains especially sought-after in immigration and emigration matters involving high-net-worth individuals.

Wilberforce Chambers has gained a reputation in the personal tax arena through its work involving high-value estate taxation and the treatment of the now-infamous film scheme investments. Indeed, Jonathan Davey QC acted for the government in the Ingenious Film Partners litigation and was successful in the First-Tier Tribunal; this is one of the longest-running tax cases in history.

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