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Chambers of Kevin Prosser KC
Pump Court Tax Chambers

Living Wage


Kevin Prosser is widely recognised and consulted in all types of Revenue work. He has a particularly strong litigation practice. He is the current Head of Chambers.


Called 1982, Lincoln’s Inn

QC 1996

Recorder 2000 – 2015

Deputy High Court Judge 2008-2015

Chairman, Revenue Bar Association 2009-2012


Revenue Bar Association (Chairman 2009 – 2012)

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association


University College, London (1979 LLB)

St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1981 BCL)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Kevin Prosser KCPump Court Tax Chambers

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 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Kevin Prosser KCPump Court Tax Chambers ‘Kevin has no weaknesses. He is extraordinarily quick in grasping all the facts and finding the particular answer which solves the problem and then effecting it.’

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

Kevin Prosser KCPump Court Tax Chambers ‘Kevin is extraordinarily able at grasping all the facts of a matter very quickly and finding the answer which solves the problem and then implementing that solution.’

Pump Court Tax Chambers offers expertise in the full scope of private client tax matters, including succession planning, offshore advisory work, Chancery court work, and, increasingly, tax issues in the sports context. The set has further strength in contentious matters, and acts for both HMRC and private individuals. William Massey KC covers matters related to trusts, land, and landed estates, and is described as ‘the preeminent go-to capital taxes silk.’ Kevin Prosser KC is highly active in litigation, with notable cases including acting for the taxpayer in Euromoney v HMRC, a tax avoidance case before the First Tier Tribunal. James Rivett KC acts for high profile and high net worth individuals both in complex advisory matters and before the courts, including acting on behalf of Gary Lineker in proceedings relating to the tax treatment of his broadcasting roles at the BBC and BT Sport.