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Chambers of Kevin Prosser QC

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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

Jonathan Bremner

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

Position

Jonathan advises on the major UK taxes and acts in tax appeals and tax related litigation before the specialist tribunals and the higher courts.  He has substantial experience of complex and high value litigation (acting both alone and as part of a team). His advisory practice has an emphasis on business and entrepreneurial tax issues.  Recent cases have included: RFC 2012 plc v HMRC (SC); Airtours v HMRC (SC), FII Group Litigation (CA), Prudential v HMRC (CA), Six Continents v HMRC (Ch), Farnborough Airport v HMRC (UT), Bradfield College v HMRC (UT), MG Rover v HMRC (UT), HMRC v Invicta Foods (UT), HMRC v Newey (UT), Smith & Nephew v HMRC (FTT).

Career

Called 2005 (Inner Temple); March 2011 – Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel); March 2014 – Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel); September 2016 – Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel).

Languages

French.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; VAT Practitioners Group.

Education

Hertford College, Oxford (BA (First Class), BCL (Distinction); University of Paris II (Diploma in French Law (mention bien)).


London Bar

Private client: personal tax

Within: 2018 Silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ Provides you with clear advice. ’

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: VAT - 2018 silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ Brilliant technical mind, strong common sense, admirable and experienced advocate. ’

Within: Tax: corporate - 2018 Silks

Jonathan Bremner QC - Pump Court Tax Chambers ‘ Brilliant technical mind, strong common sense, admirable and experienced advocate. ’

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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