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Oliver Conolly

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Pump Court Tax Chambers (Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC)

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Oliver practices in all areas of tax law. He has appeared in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as in numerous cases before the Tax Chamber of the Tribunal.

In addition to an all-encompassing advisory practice, he has a busy litigation practice, regularly representing taxpayers, HMRC and the National Crime Agency in the tax tribunals and appellate courts. He is also regularly instructed in tax professional negligence cases by both claimants and defendants. Oliver is qualified to accept Public Access instructions.


Recent cases include: Tower Radio Ltd v HMRC [2012] (First-tier Tribunal), acting for taxpayer (led by Giles Goodfellow QC), relating to tax avoidance scheme; Robert Smith v HMRC [2012] (First-tier Tribunal), acting for HMRC, relating to validity of discovery assessment; HMRC v Tim Healy [2013] UKUT 337 (TCC) (wholly and exclusively rule); Dong v NCA [2014] UKFTT 369 (TC) (whether withdrawal of right of appeal ultra vires).


Qualified 2003; Lincoln’s Inn. Junior counsel to the Crown C Panel.




Revenue Bar Association; VAT Practitioners Group; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


St Paul’s School, London; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1994 BA Philosophy 1st); City University (2001 Diploma in Law, Distinction); Inns of Court School of Law (2002 BVC ‘very competent’).

London Bar

Tax: corporate and VAT

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