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Addington Chambers
Addington Chambers
160 Fleet St
EC4A 2DQ
England

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 jhickey@addingtonchambers.com 0203 150 3779
Tax & Commercial Adrian Shipwright ashipwright@addingtonchambers.com 0203 150 3779
Tax Tom Wesel twesel@addingtonchambers.com 0203 150 3779
Chancery & Financial Services Lynne Counsell lcounsell@addingtonchambers.com 0203 150 3779
Tax Peter Bruckner pbruckner@addingtonchambers.com 0203 150 3779
Tax & Commercial Charlotte Brown cbrown@addingtonchambers.com 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
 Peter Bruckner  photo Peter Bruckner Peter is an Associate Member of Addington Chambers. He is a member…
 Lynne Counsell  photo Lynne Counsell Lynne is a Full Member of Addington Chambers. Her two areas of…
 Julian Hickey  photo Julian Hickey Julian was called to the Bar in 1995 and he has been…
 Adrian Shipwright  photo Adrian Shipwright Adrian is a highly regarded advisor with broad experience across a range…
 Tom Wesel  photo Tom Wesel Tom is a Full Member of Addington Chambers. Tom specialises in tax…
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