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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
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www.pumptax.com

David Ewart QC

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

Position

David Ewart specialises in all areas of taxation, both corporate and personal, direct and indirect. Cases include: BMBF v Mawson (House of Lords); Scottish Provident Institution v HMRC (House of Lords); Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group v HMRC (House of Lords); Marks & Spencer Plc v Halsey (ECJ); NEC Semi-Conductors v HMRC (House of Lords); Pirelli Cable Holdings Ltd v HMRC (House of Lords); Vodafone 2 v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Mayes v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Astall & Edwards v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Bayfine v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Thincap GLO (Court of Appeal); Fll GLO (Supreme Court); Marks & Spencer v HMRC (Supreme Court); Anson v HMRC (Supreme Court); AC v DC (Family Division);  MJP Media v HMRC (Court of Appeal); Lloyds TSB Equipment Leasing v HMRC (Court of Appeal);  EC Commission v UK (CJEU); Reed Employment Plc. V HMRC (Court of Appeal); Prudential v HMRC (Court of Appeal); R (De Silva) v HMRC (Supreme Court); Barclays Wealth Trustees Ltd v HMRC (Court of Appeal).

Career

Called 1987 (Gray's Inn); Treasury A Panel (1999 — 2006); First Chancery Revenue Junior (2000-2006); QC (2006).

Member

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

Education

Hamilton Grammar School; Trinity College, Oxford (1986 BA (Hons)).


London Bar

Private client: personal tax

Within: Leading Silks

David Ewart QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ Has a practical and logical approach to solving problems. ’

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: VAT - Leading silks

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

Within: Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

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

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-act' Kevin Prosser QC. The 'enormously impressive' Zizhen 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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