Barbara Belgrano > Chambers of Kevin Prosser KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Kevin Prosser KC
Pump Court Tax Chambers

Living Wage


Barbara joined Chambers in October 2012 after completing her 12- month pupillage. She practises in all areas of tax law and is happy to accept instructions under the Joint Advisory Scheme and Special Advocacy Scheme. Barbara is also qualified to accept Public Access instructions. 



Called to the Bar (Middle Temple)


Pupillage, Pump Court Tax Chambers


Tenant, Pump Court Tax Chambers


Appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown – “C” panel


Appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown – “B” panel


Italian (bilingual).

French (fluent, including technical legal French)



  • Kaplan Law School: BPTC (very competent)
  • Chrystal Macmillan Prize, Middle Temple.
  • Pump Court Tax Chambers Scholarship, Middle Temple.


  • University of Cambridge, Downing College:
  • BA in English and French Law (Double Maîtrise)(First Class Honours).
  • University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas: Maîtrise en Droit:
  • Master en Droit mention droits français et anglais (First Class Honours).
  • James William Squire Scholarship Cambridge).
  • Buchanan Prize winner for First Class results (Downing College, Cambridge).
  • Scholar of Downing College (Cambridge).
  • Buchanan Prize winner (Downing College, Cambridge).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Barbara Belgrano – Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘Barbara is a joy to work with. She is sharp and pragmatic, even in stressful circumstances, and her passion is self-evident and inspires confidences in clients.’

Pump Court Tax Chambers is highlighted by clients as ‘one of the top tax chambers in the country and a go-to for the most complex of tax cases’, including both contentious and advisory matters. Key areas of strength for the set include VAT-related mandates in the charity, the financial services and healthcare sectors, gaming, and insurance. The set is home to notable silks such as David Milne KCKevin Prosser KC and Andrew Hitchmough KC, as well as Rupert Baldry KC, who has expertise in indirect tax, encompassing VAT stamp taxes and customs duties, as well as more specialist areas, such as aggregates levy. Zizhen Yang has notable expertise in VAT and landfill tax matters, and she acted for Devon Waste Management and Biffa Waste Services against HMRC in a complex landfill tax case in the Court of Appeal regarding whether the layer of residual waste used by landfill operators to line cells was liable to be taxed. Barbara Belgrano also represents clients before the higher UK courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and matters in the gambling sector are areas of strength for Laura Poots.

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Barbara Belgrano – Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘Thorough, super bright and just so hard-working, Barbara is an absolute star.’ 

London Bar > Tax: personal

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Barbara Belgrano – Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘Barbara is excellent. She combines technical expertise with a very good client manner. She has a confident and punchy advocacy style which judges respond positively to.’