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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

Roger Thomas QC

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

Position

Roger’s advisory practice covers a wide area of both direct and indirect tax issues. Roger has a particular reputation for his technical appreciation and understanding of complex tax matters and his ability to present them in a succinct and palatable form to both court and client. His practice is evenly balanced between litigation and advisory work. His recent practice has included: advising on UK tax aspects of a US Oil company reorganisation; advising on the UK corporate tax aspects of the rescue of a leading bank following the sub-prime mortgage debacle; acting for the taxpayer in the first SDLT avoidance case DV3 v HMRC; acting for the taxpayer in the first case on the SDLT anti-avoidance provision, section 75A Finance Act 2003: Project Blue v HMRC; acting for a number of charities in a string of successful cases establishing the boundary of the concept of ‘business’ for VAT purposes: Woking Museum v HMRC, Yarburgh v HMRC, St Paul’s v HMRC and Longridge on the Thames v HMRC; advising on Singapore stamp duty for a major oil company; appearing in the Commercial Court for a Russian Oil company in a dispute with an Italian company as to the liability for Italian VAT on deliveries of oil into storage; appearing for the taxpayer in the European Court of Justice in a case on whether the VAT exemption for medical services was available to an institution storing stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood; acting for HMRC in the European Court of Justice in a case on the liability to stamp duty reserve tax of transfers of shares into a European Clearance Service.

Career

Called 1979; Lincoln’s Inn; Silk 2014.

Member

VAT Practitioners Group; Stamp Tax Practitioners Group; Revenue Bar Association; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Portsmouth Grammar School; St John’s College, Oxford University (BA Jurisprudence 1st; BCL 1st).


London Bar

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

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

Within: Tax: VAT - Leading silks

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

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