Felicity Cullen KC > Chambers of Andrew Burns KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Burns KC
Devereux
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Felicity Cullen KC practices in corporate partnership and business taxation of all description. She also deals with personal taxation, including capital taxation, IHT, trusts and statutory residence. She gives advice, assists with the resolution of disputes, and also regularly appears in the tribunals and courts. She has been involved in many large city transactions and is routinely involved in private company and business transactions such as the substantial investment into Greenwich Peninsula by Hong Kong investors.

For more information on Felicity’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit her full Devereux profile.

Career

Qualified 1985, Lincoln’s Inn. Silk in 2008. CEDR-accredited mediator 2012.

Languages

Some French.

Education

Brecon High School, Powys; University of Birmingham (1983 LLB 1st); Cambridge University (1984 LLM); Inns of Court School of Law (1985).

Leisure

Sport, adventure, gardening, art, design.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Felicity Cullen KCDevereux ‘Felicity is leagues above competitors. She provides robust advice and with a real team approach.’

Devereux has an ‘excellent tax team’ with a ‘very good range of juniors to back up its excellent silks’. Felicity Cullen KC is ‘loved by her clients for her robust advice’ and her work often involves advising high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Aparna Nathan KC gives ‘incredibly clear and well thought out advice on tax problems’ and is working with the HMRC on a matter related to the issuance of an accelerated payment notice in relation to PAYE income. Akash Nawbatt KC is currently representing HMRC in a multi-million-pound domicile and residence appeal that also involves transfer of assets abroad and settlement issues. Marika Lemos is regarded as ‘one of the best junior tax counsel on the market’, while the ‘very affable’. Christopher Stone has a high-profile tax litigation practice which covers key private client topics, such as residence and domicile, and relief from inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Felicity Cullen KCDevereux ‘Felicity provides robust advice that you can be confident HMRC will respect, delivered quickly and with a real team approach. Clients love her.’

Devereux is a ‘formidably strong tax set’, with a broad practice which makes them a popular choice for HMRC. Timothy Brennan KC has experience in all areas of corporate tax, in addition to his employment law credentials. ‘Thorough, incisiveFelicity Cullen KC has a practice which includes both advisory and contentious work, and is particularly active for private individuals and owner managed businesses. Akash Nawbatt KC, who is described as ‘commercial and thorough and highly collaborative’, regularly represents HMRC, as in the highly publicised HMRC v Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, where he led Sebastian Purnell in a matter concerning the correct tax treatment of professional football referees. Aparna Nathan KC has a high profile litigation practice, and has been active for HMRC on multiple matters in the last year. Christopher Stone is building a taxpayer-focused practice, and appeared as sole advocate for HMRC in the Supreme Court in R (Haworth) v HMRC, in which the taxpayer was challenging the lawfulness of a follower notice.

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Felicity Cullen KC – Devereux ‘Felicity’s advice is always clear and accurate. ’

With experienced members advising across the entire field of VAT and indirect tax matters, Devereux acts for high-profile companies, professional clients, individual taxpayers as well as the UK government. The set’s tax team has been bolstered by the addition of Howard Watkinson from 2 Hare Court, who appeared before the Court of Appeal in Eynsham Cricket Club v HMRC, a complex VAT charity case regarding whether community amateur sports clubs were eligible for zero-rating relief. Barrie Akin acted for the appellant in Mitchell & Bell v HMRC, the Upper Tribunal considering not only a company overclaiming VAT credits in suspicious circumstances but also complicated procedural matters, specifically the exclusion of evidence and disclosure of potentially significant documents. Felicity Cullen KC is a key name at silk level.