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Old Square Tax Chambers Offices
Old Square Tax Chambers
15 OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
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Robert Venables QC
All aspects of revenue law, including VAT and tax-related judicial review. Specialities include director and employee remuneration, owned-managed companies, the GAAR, Follower Notices and Accelerated Payment Notices, DOTAS, litigation, trusts, EU, offshore and international. Recent and landmark cases: Daniel v HMRC (2014), Loyalty Management Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise ; BUPA Hospitals Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise ECJ , Greenalls Management Ltd v Commissioners of Customs and Excise  UKHL, excise duties, Jerome v Kelly  UKHL 25, CGT, gift to offshore trustees; Howell v Trippier  EWCA Civ 885, income tax liability of trustees of a settlement on stock dividends; Mount Murray Country Club Ltd v Macleod UKPC 53; Unilever (UK) Holdings Ltd v Smith . EWCA Civ 1787, corporation tax on capital gains, corporate reorganisations; R v Dimsey  UKHL 46; Lady Ingram’s Executors v Inland Revenue Commissioners  (House of Lords), inheritance tax.
Called 1973; QC 1990. Chairman of the Revenue Bar Association of England and Wales 2001-05; Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple, el ected 1999; Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and chartered tax adviser from 1999-2011.
Revenue Bar Association.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Venables QC –Old Square Tax Chambers ‘He is in a class of his own. Essential for mission critical advice. Very intelligent, innovative, confident, knows his subject, commands respect from the opposition and the court.’(Tax: corporate - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3