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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

‘The best set in the country for tricky tax issues and disputes’, Pump Court Tax Chambers’ list of barristers ‘reads as a “Who’s Who” of the tax world’. With its very broad offering it is, for some, the ‘go-to’ set to deal with all tax issues as well as associated private client matters. ‘They have some really good young barristers and cover all tax bases at all levels of experience,’ said one source, with another adding: ‘I have never had any difficulty with availability because of the set’s strength in depth at every level.’ The clerking team is ‘always helpful and keen to make sure the right barrister for the advice needed’. ‘First-rate’ senior clerk Nigel Jones manages ‘a well-run ship’ which also includes team leaders John Poyser and Bruno Antoniotti, who are ‘always very responsive’. 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

The ‘pre-eminent tax set', Pump Court Tax Chambers' list of barristers 'reads like a "Who's Who" of the tax world'. Chambers is ‘the leading set’ for personal tax issues, according to clients, who also highlight how it is a ‘very well-run set of chambers with first-class expertise'. The set handles the full range of work from onshore trust re-organisations to advice on residence and domicile issues. William Massey QC acted for The Sunderland Foundation and Justine Markovitz (the first and second defendants) in a widely discussed case which considered the powers of trustees of private family trusts. In another case of note, appearing in the Court of Appeal, Kevin Prosser QC secured a successful outcome for the revenue in Brain Disorders Research LP v HMRC, a case that considered a scheme that had been set up to enhance capital allowances and interest relief. Julian Ghosh QC and Jonathan Bremner QC are now at One Essex Court.

Leading Silks

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIs superb – he solves problems with incredible speed.

Ranked: tier 1

William Massey QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIs the top UK inheritance tax barrister; you dread the day that he retires.

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHas a practical and logical approach to solving problems.

Ranked: tier 2

Giles Goodfellow QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIs imaginative and finds solutions that others have not spotted.

Ranked: tier 2

John Tallon QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersExplains things in plain English and sees both sides of a problem.

Ranked: tier 2

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIs user-friendly, pragmatic and sharp.

Ranked: tier 2
2018 Silks

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersPersonable, pragmatic and finds solutions.

Ranked: tier 1
2019 Silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersAn exceptionally clear and user-friendly barrister, with a very practical approach.

Ranked: tier 1

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersExplains complicated matters very well.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Emma Chamberlain - Pump Court Tax ChambersHas a superb understanding of HMRC's thinking and likelihood of challenge; strong technical knowledge, commercial and practical-minded advice.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Wilson - Pump Court Tax ChambersA very reassuring presence, bringing calm and clear advice.

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Richards - Pump Court Tax ChambersAs well as an acute knowledge of complex tax issues – particularly those involving offshore taxation issues – he has a very commercial mindset.

Ranked: tier 3

Jan Matthews - Pump Court Tax ChambersA very well-regarded junior barrister.

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax ChambersA highly recommended junior.

Ranked: tier 3

Laura Poots - Pump Court Tax ChambersPuts things into plain English.

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax ChambersProvides clear explanations to clients and professionals alike.

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax ChambersImmensely bright and very responsive.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
2019 Silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersVery technical and precise.

Ranked: tier 1

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Set overviews: England and Wales

‘The best set in the country for tricky tax issues and disputes’, Pump Court Tax Chambers’ list of barristers ‘reads as a “Who’s Who” of the tax world’. With its very broad offering it is, for some, the ‘go-to’ set to deal with all tax issues as well as associated private client matters. ‘They have some really good young barristers and cover all tax bases at all levels of experience,’ said one source, with another adding: ‘I have never had any difficulty with availability because of the set’s strength in depth at every level.’ The clerking team is ‘always helpful and keen to make sure the right barrister for the advice needed’. ‘First-rate’ senior clerk Nigel Jones manages ‘a well-run ship’ which also includes team leaders John Poyser and Bruno Antoniotti, who are ‘always very responsive’. Offices in: London

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax
Tax: VAT - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Pump Court Tax Chambers

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-actKevin Prosser QC. The 'enormously impressiveZizhen 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.

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Andrew Hitchmough QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersPre-eminent VAT advocate whose strength lies in his ability to articulate a point with utmost clarity and to distill the key issues to win even the most complex of cases.

Ranked: tier 1

David Milne QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersVery good rapport with judges particularly at the higher levels.

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIncredibly broad practice and possesses in-depth experience on most tax issues; huge technical ability.

Ranked: tier 2

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersImpressive at testing issues and ensuring that all aspects of an issue are understood; responsive.

Ranked: tier 2

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is a joy to work with and clients love his pragmatic straightforward advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Roger Thomas QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe produces work of a very high standard.

Ranked: tier 4
Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

David Milne QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersVery good rapport with judges particularly at the higher levels.

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Prosser QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersImpressive at testing issues and ensuring that all aspects of an issue are understood; responsive.

Ranked: tier 1

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersIncredibly broad practice and possesses in-depth experience on most tax issues; huge technical ability.

Ranked: tier 2

Giles Goodfellow QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is wise and approaches matters with a broad perspective.

Ranked: tier 3

John Tallon QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersVery approachable and sees all sides of a problem.

Ranked: tier 3

Roger Thomas QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe produces work of a very high standard.

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Baldry QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is a joy to work with and clients love his pragmatic straightforward advice.

Ranked: tier 3
Tax: VAT - 2018 silks

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe has immense clarity of thinking and presents a clear and succinct legal analysis, which is also practical and pragmatic.

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: VAT - 2019 silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersAn all-round class act, very polished in his advocacy, intellectually outstanding, charming to work with.

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: corporate - 2018 Silks

Richard Vallat QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe has immense clarity of thinking and presents a clear and succinct legal analysis, which is also practical and pragmatic.

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: corporate - 2019 Silks

David Yates QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersAn all-round class act, very polished in his advocacy, intellectually outstanding, charming to work with.

Ranked: tier 1

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is tenacious and argues his cases convincingly.

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: VAT Leading juniors

James Henderson - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is noted for VAT and customs duty expertise.

Ranked: tier 2

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

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax ChambersIn court he is a softly spoken yet heavyweight advocate, who always impresses with his sound, erudite no-nonsense submissions.

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy White - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe has mastered the ability to articulate multi-layered issues to clients clearly; providing concise robust advice to keep clients both safe and commercially viable.

Ranked: tier 3

Laura Poots - Pump Court Tax ChambersA great junior on complex matters, makes a strong contribution to the technical analysis of cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is inclusive in his case preparation and receptive to suggestions and ideas from clients and the instructing party.

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Conolly - Pump Court Tax ChambersKnowledgeable in all areas of tax law.

Ranked: tier 3

Sadiya Choudhury - Pump Court Tax ChambersHer willingness to assist with complex problems, often at short notice, makes her of invaluable assistance in any tax dispute.

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax ChambersIncredibly sharp, incisive and alive to the commerciality of the tax position for the client.

Ranked: tier 3
Tax: corporate - Leading Juniors

Jeremy Woolf - Pump Court Tax ChambersIn court he is a softly spoken yet heavyweight advocate, who always impresses with his sound, erudite no-nonsense submissions.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Wilson - Pump Court Tax ChambersShe is an excellent junior counsel.

Ranked: tier 2

James Henderson - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is noted for VAT and customs duty expertise.

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Thomas - Pump Court Tax ChambersHe is inclusive in his case preparation and receptive to suggestions and ideas from clients and the instructing party.

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Chacko - Pump Court Tax ChambersIncredibly sharp, incisive and alive to the commerciality of the tax position for the client.

Ranked: tier 2

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

Ranked: tier 2

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