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Chambers of Kevin Prosser KC
Pump Court Tax Chambers

Living Wage


David Ewart specialises in all areas of taxation, both corporate and personal, direct and indirect.


Called 1987 (Gray’s Inn)

Treasury A Panel (1999 – 2005)

First Chancery Revenue Junior (2000 – 2006)

QC (2006)


Revenue Bar Association

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association


Trinity College, Oxford (1986 BA Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Ewart KCPump Court Tax Chambers ‘David is a terrific lateral thinker and a great appeal advocate.’

Pump Court Tax Chambers includes a ‘good mix of pre-eminent and up-and-coming silks and juniors‘, which covers a broad range of corporate tax matters, including transfer pricing, property tax, employment tax and unallowable purpose issues. David Milne KC is highly active on both complex advisory matters and high profile disputes, such as Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd v HMRC, a test case concerning the interpretation of the UK-Republic of Ireland double tax treaty. Kevin Prosser KC acts for a varied list of high profile and highly international clients, including BlackRock in BlackRock Holdco 5 LLC v HMRC, on the deductibility of interest of $4bn of intra-group loans involved in the 2009 purchase of Barclays Global Investors. David Ewart KC was opposing counsel. James Rivett KC appeared in the Supreme Court in the MODS Group Litigation, a test case challenging the UK’s imposition of tax charges on foreign manufactured overseas dividends. Laura Poots has key expertise in pension tax disputes and public law issues in the tax context.

London Bar > Tax: personal

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Ewart KCPump Court Tax Chambers ‘He is a very strong advocate – not flamboyant but effective and to the point. Very focused on the points in issue. Closely listened to by judges. Plans ahead for appeals in ensuring facts are brought out at first instance.’