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Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC
Pump Court Tax Chambers
16 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON
WC1R 4EF
England

Living Wage

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Position

Zizhen advises and litigates on all aspects of revenue law, as well as in other areas of law where tax-related issues feature. Her litigation practice extends to the First-tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Recent cases include: Paypoint Collections Ltd v HMRC (VAT); Quitie Ltd V HMRC (VAT); Jacobson v HMRC (VAT); Fry v HMRC (CGT penalty, Costs); Biffa Waste Services Ltd v HMRC (Landfill Tax); Bookit Ltd v HMRC (VAT); British Film Institute v HMRC (VAT); Kings College London v HMRC (SDLT); Patersons of Greenoakhill Ltd v HMRC (Landfill Tax); Trinity Mirror Plc v HMRC (VAT); DMWSHNZ LTD v HMRC (Corporation Tax); Euroceanica (UK) Ltd v HMRC (Tonnage Tax); Flanagan, Moyles & Stennett v HMRC (Income tax); Purolite International Ltd v HMRC (Corporation Tax); Chadderton Total Care Group Ltd v HMRC (PAYE/NIC penalty); Albermade 4 LLP v HMRC (Income Tax); Carter Allen International Ltd v HMRC (Corporation Tax).

Career

Call 2009; Lincoln’s Inn. PhD (Cambridge University, molecular biology) 2007.

Languages

Fluent Chinese (Mandarin).

Memberships

Revenue Bar Association.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (2003 BA (Hons) First Class, 2007 MA (Cantab), 2007 PhD); City Law School, London (2008 CPE/Graduate Diploma Law (Distinction), 2009 BVC (Outstanding)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: corporate - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Zizhen YangPump Court Tax ChambersShe impresses enormously with her incredible capacity to produce high-quality documents and arguments in a very short time.

(Tax: VAT Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Zizhen YangPump Court Tax ChambersShe impresses enormously with her incredible capacity to produce high-quality documents and arguments in a very short time.

Pump Court Tax Chambers is the ‘number one set for tax in terms of strength in depth, areas of specialism, and quality of counsel‘, and has ‘many stars and excellent, commercial clerks who manage client relationships well‘. Members are consistently involved in high-profile group litigations, most recently including FII GLO, a test case challenging the UK’s legislation on the taxation of dividends paid into the UK by foreign subsidiaries of UK companies in which David Ewart QC and Rupert Baldry QC acted for HMRC; and MODS Group Litigation, a challenge to the UK’s Corporate Manufactured Overseas Dividend Scheme, where Baldry QC was instructed by the Revenue. In 2019, David Yates QC and James Rivett QC took silk, adding to an already strong selection of Queen’s Counsel in chambers, including David Milne QC, who has ‘a very good rapport with judges‘, and ‘class-act‘ Kevin Prosser QC. The ‘enormously impressive‘ Zizhen Yang is a junior of note, currently representing the taxpayer in its landfill tax appeal before the Upper Tier Tax Tribunal in Devon Waste Management Ltd and Biffa v HMRC.