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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers
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Mr Conrad McDonnell
Specialises in corporate tax, partnership tax, and VAT, and fundamental questions in any area of taxation. Strong litigation practice for heavyweight clients. Broad spectrum of tax and VAT advisory work: banking, financial services and insurance; commercial and residential property; media and IP; betting and gaming. Tax cases include: EMI Group v Coldicott  CA; Walker v Centaur Clothes Group  House of Lords; Venables v Hornby  House of Lords; News Datacom v Atkinson  SpC; HMRC v Lansdowne Partners  HC; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v Information Commissioner  UT; R (Prudential plc) v Special Commissioner  UKSC; Trustees of BT Pension Scheme v HMRC  CA and CJEU; R (Shiner) v HMRC  CA; Drachs Investment v Brightsea  CA; Burgess v HMRC  UT. VAT cases include: Water Hall Group v C&EC  VAT Trib; Spearmint Rhino v HMRC  VAT Trib; Case C-89/05 United Utilities v C&EC  ECJ; Case C-308/01 C&EC v GIL Insurance  ECJ; HMRC v Portsmouth Football Club  STC 683; R (Economic Development Minister of States of Jersey) v HM Treasury  HC.
Called 1994, Lincoln’s Inn.
Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association.
Eton College (King’s Scholar); Merton College, Oxford (MA 2(1)).
London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect taxWithin: Tax: VAT Leading juniors - Within: Tax: corporate - Leading Juniors -
‘The Rolls-Royce of tax chambers‘, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers houses experts in all areas of direct and indirect tax, with members acting for both the taxpayer and the Revenue. Setting the chambers apart, members are regularly instructed on heavyweight advisory work including major cross-border corporate reorganisations and transfer pricing issues. In relation to UK tax, the set has experience of appearing before the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice, while members have also appeared in other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong. ‘Hugely impressive‘ Nicola Shaw QC (who is ‘highly respected by HMRC and the tax tribunal judges‘) and David Goldberg QC (‘a key player with superb analytical skills and a very engaging advocate‘) are silks to note; while in terms of juniors, Conrad McDonnell is commended for his ‘astonishing intellect‘ and the ‘phenomenal speed with which he is able to deliver advice‘, while ‘exceptional litigator‘ Michael Firth stands out for providing ‘consistently incisive and considered opinions‘.