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Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC

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

William Massey QC

Tel:
Work 020 7414 8080
Email:
Pump Court Tax Chambers (Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC)

Position

Widely recognised and consulted in all types of revenue work, with a particularly strong private client tax practice, including estate planning, heritage property, business and agricultural property reliefs, and variation of trusts. Cases include Antrobus (deceased) v IRC 2004 (IHT - agricultural property relief for farmhouses);  A and B’s Undertakings 2005 (HMRC’s power to vary past conditional exemption undertakings); Marquess of Hertford and others v IRC 2005 (business property relief from IHT – interpretation of s110 and s112 IHTA 1984);  Nelson Dance Family Settlement  v HMRC 2009 (business property relief from IHT - ambit of s.104 IHTA 1984) McCall v HMRC 2009 (business property relief from IHT – ambit of s105(3) IHTA 1984); Allfrey v Allfrey 2015 and AC v DC 2016 (Variation of Trusts Act applications – extension of trust period and accumulation period); Executors of Lord Howard of Henderskelfe v HMRC 2014 (Court of Appeal – CGT ‘wasting asset’ exemption).

Career

Called 1977, Middle Temple, elected a Bencher (2004); QC 1996; Governor, Harrow School (2000-2013); Summer Fields School (1996-2013); Member, Tax Committee, Historic Houses Association.

Member

Revenue Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Harrow; Hertford College, Oxford (MA (Jurisprudence)).


London Bar

Private client: personal tax

Within: Leading Silks

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

Within: Private client: personal tax

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.

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