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Addington Chambers
Addington Chambers
160 Fleet St

Addington Chambers is a set of specialist barristers, offering a wealth of expertise in our core areas of taxation and revenue law, which are applicable in any shape or form to businesses, supply chains, individuals and families, whether in a domestic or cross-border context.

We have a unique breadth and depth of experience in both advisory and litigation in all the principal areas of UK and International tax, from cross-border corporate transaction advice, to litigation in all tribunals and courts, and advisory work on complex business and personal tax planning.

Our members work with those instructing them in order to provide an overall collaborative legal service, combining our expertise to achieve the best possible outcome, whether in the context of advice or litigation. We aim to become a natural extension of your team, providing clients with a seamless and approachable legal service that adds value. This can help in a practical way when seeking commercial and reasonable solutions, whether in an advisory or litigation environment.

Our set comprises recognised specialists in tax for both advisory work and litigation, advising on the implementation of tax related matters, tax litigation and in the defence and challenge to tax matters before the tribunals and higher courts. Members of Addington Chambers represent clients before the the First Tier Tax Tribunal, Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) and the Higher Courts (including the High Court and the Court of Appeal).

Addington Chambers undertake a range of traditional and commercial chancery work on a broad range of matters such as corporate and contractual disputes, trusts and succession applications and disputes and matters relating to insolvency. Members have experience in disputes relating to professional negligence. Our private client practice covers traditional Chancery work such as probate procedure, accounts, Inheritance Act claims, Court of Protection matters, cases under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958, mutual wills, construction of wills and trusts.

Combining a traditional background with a modern collaborative approach, Addington Chambers embraces virtual and remote working and the flexibility and convenience it provides clients. We utilise the state of the art and extensive infrastructure of Clerksroom (a leader in its field) enabling members of Chambers to advise clients, whether on a virtual basis or at locations including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin and New York.

Areas of tax expertise include:

  • Corporation Tax
  • Income Tax
  • Employment taxation
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
  • Value Added Tax
  • Customs Duties
  • International Tax
  • Transfer pricing, DPT, Google Tax, exit charges
  • Tax treaty issues
  • DAC 6, MLI from OECD
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax
  • Annual tax on enveloped dwellings
  • Petroleum Revenue Tax and Advance Petroleum Revenue Tax
  • Aggregates Levy, Climate change levy
  • Professional negligence issues (claims and defence)
  • Common law and equitable remedies relating to tax planning
  • EU expertise

Chancery & Commercial expertise includes:

  • Trust and will disputes, including the interpretation of instruments and the duties of trustees/personal representatives
  • Litigation of Inheritance Act claims.
  • Advising on the procedure and duties in respect of lasting powers of attorney.
  • Advising and applications in respect of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Department Name Email Telephone
Tax, Chancery & Commercial Julian Hickey 0203 150 3779
Tax & Commercial Adrian Shipwright 0203 150 3779
Tax Tom Wesel 0203 150 3779
Chancery & Financial Services Lynne Counsell 0203 150 3779
Tax Peter Bruckner 0203 150 3779
Tax & Commercial Charlotte Brown 0203 150 3779
Tax, Competition, Commercial Cornwell Dauds 0203 150 3779
Tax Peter Mason 0203 150 3779
Tax Tom Power 0203 150 3779
Tax & Chancery Peter Harris 0203 150 3779
Photo Name Position Profile
 Michael Ashe SC QC photo Michael Ashe SC QC Call Date: 1971 Michael Ashe is a Full Member of Addington Chambers.…
Ms Charlotte Brown  photo Ms Charlotte Brown Call date: 2007 Charlotte is an Associate Member of Chambers, based in…
Mr Peter Bruckner  photo Mr Peter Bruckner Associate Member of Addington Chambers. Authorised to practice: New South Wales, Australia…
Ms Lynne Counsell  photo Ms Lynne Counsell Call date: 1986 Lynne is a Full Member of Addington Chambers. Her…
Mr Cornwell Dauds  photo Mr Cornwell Dauds Cornwell Dauds is an Associate Member of Addington Chambers. Authorised to practice:…
Mr Peter Harris  photo Mr Peter Harris Call date: 1980 An Associate Member of Addington’s Chambers, Peter has a…
Mr Julian Hickey  photo Mr Julian Hickey Call date: 1995 Barrister & Joint Head of Addington Chambers, Julian was…
Mr Dominic Hodge  photo Mr Dominic Hodge Call Dates: South Africa – 2011New York – 2016England and Wales (Lincoln’s…
Mr Peter Mason  photo Mr Peter Mason Peter Mason is an Associate Member of Addington Chambers who specialises in…
Mr Tom Power BCL AITI BL  photo Mr Tom Power BCL AITI BL Tom Power is an Associate Member of Addington Chambers, authorised to practice…
Mr Adrian Shipwright  photo Mr Adrian Shipwright Call date: 1993 Barrister & Joint Head of Addington Chambers, Adrian is…
Mr Tom Wesel  photo Mr Tom Wesel Call date: 1993 Tom is a Full Member of Addington Chambers. Tom…
English Bar Council (individual membership)

Addington Chambers is committed to respecting and understanding the cultural needs of its diverse and global client base, and supporting equality and diversity.

The members of Addington Chambers are committed to ensuring an absence of direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make the best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

With a view to implementing that commitment, tenants, pupils, clerks and staff will comply with all relevant statutory requirements and will have regard (where applicable) to the Equality Rules of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) Handbook and BSB Code of Conduct. In providing services and facilities, we are also committed against unlawful discrimination of clients or the public or anyone else interacting with Chambers.

Everyone who works or engages with us should understand they, as well as Chambers, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination in the course of their engagement, against fellow employees, members, customers, suppliers and the public. This is particularly the case for those whose role means that they are regulated for the work they undertake.

Addington Chambers Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy policy’s purpose is to:

  • Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our engagement, whether employed, contracted or members and whether temporary, part-time or full-time.
  • Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
  • Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment or tenancy, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.

Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Officer (EDO) is Tom Wesel (a member of Chambers).

You can request full details of Addington Chambers Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy by emailing

CLIENT: Kevin Hindley
COMPANY/FIRM: K Hindley Limited
TESTIMONIAL: I have used Julian Hickey as tax counsel for my clients and as a second review for the tax technical aspects of client work, as my clients are often engaged in complex transactions. I find Julian highly accessible and user-friendly in his role as counsel – his advice is efficient, to the point and includes decisive recommendations of the best way to proceed in any given client scenario. Julian has a wide-ranging knowledge of tax and, often, more importantly, general legal issues that is highly valued. Julian’s advice is always commercially focused, and this is essential for my client base and his personable approach also ensures my clients like him as well as his advice.

CLIENT: Sarah Nolan
TESTIMONIAL: Charlotte Brown is an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only does she have exceptional technical knowledge but she is always responsive and has an excellent manner with clients. She is thorough and pragmatic in both written advice/submissions and in her advocacy. I cannot recommend Charlotte highly enough.

CLIENT: Private
COMPANY/FIRM: Confidential
TESTIMONIAL: I have engaged Peter Mason as an advisor on a number of financial services related VAT issues over the last 12 years and increasingly over that time, he’s become my ‘go-to’ advisor, especially when I need intellectual ‘horsepower’ to resolve complex VAT issues.  Peter brings a wealth of experience, deep technical expertise and, just as important, a great sense of humour!