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Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC

Living Wage
16 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4EF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7414 8080
Fax:
Fax 020 7414 8099
DX:
312 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.pumptax.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜The strongest tax chambers by a country mile,’ Pump Court Tax Chambers is β€˜the first port of call on tax advice’ and β€˜rightly regarded as the pre-eminent set for tax litigation’. It has β€˜a wealth of experience across all fields of tax’ and is β€˜full of excellent silks’. At the junior end, the set’s β€˜very talented’ barristers β€˜truly impress with their intelligence, maturity, interest in their subject and ability to express themselves clearly’. All the clerks are β€˜excellent’, particularly senior clerk Nigel Jones, who is β€˜amenable, constructive and courteous’. Jones manages β€˜a very slick’ team β€˜with effortless ease and is exceptionally good at helping clients to choose counsel’. Team leaders John Poyser, Bruno Antoniotti and deputy team leader Rob Adams are β€˜all impressive when dealing with clients’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Private client: personal tax
Private client: personal tax – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Pump Court Tax Chambers

β€˜The strongest tax chambers by a country mile’, Pump Court Tax Chambers is a β€˜very well regarded set with a range of very talented tax barristers’. It handles a wide range of work from offshore and onshore trust reorganisations to domicile issues and the full range of exemptions. Recent highlights included Kevin Prosser QC leading David Yates for HMRC in Brain Disorders Research LP v HMRC, which involved a scheme to enhance capital allowances and interest relief.

Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Comes up with brilliant answers in an unbelievably short period of time.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Massey QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Has a great ability to communicate complicated issues clearly and succinctly.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜His technical expertise is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Giles Goodfellow QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Provides very clear advice in a logical way.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Tallon QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Very experienced on inheritance tax issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Julian Ghosh QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is exceptionally bright.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜His interpretation of the finer detail of legislation is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2
Private client: personal tax – 2018 silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is unafraid to give firm advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is clear, concise and practical.’

Ranked: tier 1
Private client: personal tax – 2019 silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is clear, calm and very thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is frighteningly intelligent and extremely well liked by opponents and judges alike.’

Ranked: tier 1
Private client: personal tax – Leading juniors

Emma Chamberlain - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜She is extremely bright, practical and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Wilson - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜A talented junior barrister who is great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Richards - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is very knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jan Matthews - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Highly rated for SDLT.’

Ranked: tier 3

Laura Poots - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Highly approachable and technically good.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is a go-to junior for SDLT matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Thomas is a very quick thinker.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – 2019 silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Has an ability to get a firm grasp on the detail at all times.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜The strongest tax chambers by a country mile,’ Pump Court Tax Chambers is β€˜the first port of call on tax advice’ and β€˜rightly regarded as the pre-eminent set for tax litigation’. It has β€˜a wealth of experience across all fields of tax’ and is β€˜full of excellent silks’. At the junior end, the set’s β€˜very talented’ barristers β€˜truly impress with their intelligence, maturity, interest in their subject and ability to express themselves clearly’. All the clerks are β€˜excellent’, particularly senior clerk Nigel Jones, who is β€˜amenable, constructive and courteous’. Jones manages β€˜a very slick’ team β€˜with effortless ease and is exceptionally good at helping clients to choose counsel’. Team leaders John Poyser, Bruno Antoniotti and deputy team leader Rob Adams are β€˜all impressive when dealing with clients’. Offices in: London

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: corporate – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Tax: VAT – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Pump Court Tax Chambers is regarded as β€˜the pre-eminent set for tax advice and litigation’; its members possessing β€˜a wealth of experience across the field of tax’. On the corporate tax side, a number of senior members were involved in Prudential v HMRC and the MODS Group Litigation. In terms of VAT, David Milne QC successfully represented the taxpayer in Investment Trust Companies Ltd v HMRC. Jonathan Bremner QC and Richard Vallat QC took silk in 2018.

Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Andrew Hitchmough QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He has a very deliberate and clear style.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Milne QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Thorough, hardworking and a good team player.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He possesses an incredibly analytical mind.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Sufficiently experienced to have seen all of HMRC's tactics in previous cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Julian Ghosh QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Matters under consideration benefit from his fresh perspective.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Excellent on his feet in the tax tribunal.’

Ranked: tier 3

Roger Thomas QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜An expert in drafting legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 4
Tax: corporate – Leading silks

David Milne QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Excellent rapport with judges.’

Ranked: tier 1

Julian Ghosh QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜One of the sharpest minds at the Tax Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is very concise and does not talk for the sake of talking.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Very intelligent and suited to litigation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Giles Goodfellow QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is constructive in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Tallon QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Provides sensible and uncomplicated advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Roger Thomas QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is both an expert in drafting legal arguments and a first-class advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is extremely bright and user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3
Tax: VAT – 2018 silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is extremely clever, has a deep knowledge and understanding of tax.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Specialises in all areas of revenue law.’

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: corporate – 2018 silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Unruffled when arguing multi-billion pound points.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He thinks around problems and suggests superb alternatives.’

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: corporate – 2019 silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He has an exceptional degree of technical ability.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He has an incisive perspective, a good eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: VAT – Leading juniors

James Henderson - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Indirect tax expert.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penny Hamilton - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜A thought leader in indirect tax.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Yates - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Benefits from his experience in financial institutions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy White - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He has the exceptional ability to swiftly identify the complexities of a case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is admired for his knowledge of international tax issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is excellent for real estate tax.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Conolly - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is very thorough and thoughtful.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sadiya Choudhury - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜She is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the relevant tax rules.’

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Often at the cutting-edge of indirect tax issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Zizhen Yang - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He has a deep knowledge and understanding of tax.’

Ranked: tier 3
Tax: corporate – Leading juniors

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜He is an absolute delight to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Wilson - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Her style of advocacy is robust but sensitive to the case environment.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Henderson - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Often handles major corporate tax cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜One of the leading barristers on real estate taxes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax Chambers β€˜Exceptionally strong on technical matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

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