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Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC

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David Milne QC

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Pump Court Tax Chambers (Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC)


Specialises in both direct and indirect tax, especially litigation and dispute resolution; recent cases of note include: Marks & Spencer plc v HMRC (House of Lords and ECJ); v Dimsey & R v Allen (House of Lords);Peterson v CIR (NZ) (Privy Council); Telewest Communications v CCE (Court of Appeal); Mars UK Ltd v Small (House of Lords); British Telecommunications plc v HMRC (House of Lords); Newcastle United FC v HMRC (High Court); Spearmint Rhino v HMRC (High Court); Newnham College, Cambridge v HMRC (House of Lords); Brunel Motor Company Ltd v HMRC & Ford (Court of Appeal); TNT v HMRC & Royal Mail (ECJ); Philips Electronics (UK) Ltd v HMRC (ECJ); LMUK v HMRC (ECJ and Supreme Court); CCJ v Jamaica (Privy Council); British Film Institute v HMRC (Upper Tribunal & ECJ); Med Hotels v HMRC (Supreme Court); Greene King v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Wheels v HMRC (First-Tier Tribunal; ECJ); HMRC v Marks & Spencer (Group relief) (Supreme Court); Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust v HMRC (First-tier Tribunal); Kumon Educational (First-tier Tribunal); GDF Suex v HMRC (Upper Tribunal); Paypoint v HMRC (FTT).


Called 1970, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 1987; assistant recorder 1989; recorder 1994-2006.


Revenue Bar Association; VAT Practicioners' Group; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Honorary Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation 2009.


Harrow School; Oxford University (1966 MA Law); Whinney Murray & Co Chartered Accountants (1969 ACA; 1974 FCA).

London Bar

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: VAT - Leading silks

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

Within: Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

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

Within: Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

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 (David Ewart QC and Rupert Baldry QC acted for HMRC with Jonathan Bremner QC on the other side); 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.

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