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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

James Rivett

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

Position

James’ practice includes advice and litigation in all areas of revenue law, including personal taxes, corporate taxes and VAT. He also appears regularly in arbitral proceedings and before the Chancery Division, Administrative Court and the Family Division in commercial and other matters which raise tax issues. Recent cases of note include Forde & McHugh v HMRC (Supreme Court), Bristol & West v HMRC (Court of Appeal), ING Intermediate Holdings v HMRC (Upper Tribunal), V & TA (Chancery Division), LCIA Arbitration Proceedings in Singapore and the Ingenious Film Partners litigation before the Tax Tribunals.

Career

Called 2004 (Lincoln’s Inn)

Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (2013 - )

Attorney-General’s Panel of Counsel (A Panel) (September 2017 - )

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; VAT Practitioner's Group.

Education

MA (Cantab) (Starred Double First), Clare College, Cambridge; MPhil, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; Postgraduate Diploma in Law, City University, London (Lord Bowen Scholarship and Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn, 11 King’s Bench Walk prize for Public Law, City University); Bar Vocational Course (Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn).


London Bar

Private client: personal tax

Within: 2019 Silks

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ Explains complicated matters very well. ’

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: corporate - 2019 Silks

James Rivett QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ He is tenacious and argues his cases convincingly. ’

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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