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Melanie Hall QC

Tel:
Work 020 7405 7211
Email:
Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

Position

Described as a ‘sensational litigator’ Melanie Hall has been an acknowledged leader in the field of VAT for many years. She has acted in landmark cases which have shaped the structure and boundaries of VAT and other indirect taxes. In recent months she has defended the legality of the very existence of the Aggregates Levy; VAT on hot takeaway food, the UK’s VAT Grouping legislation and the Landfill Tax. She is highly regarded by the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and Tax Tribunals, having appeared in key cases such as Wellcome, Midland Bank, Abbey National, Weald Leasing, Beynon and Kretztechnik. She is a tenacious and well-respected advocate with a particular reputation for rigorous cross examination, thorough legal research and effective and persuasive presentation. She is also respected for her ability to communicate complex points of law to both clients and courts with simplicity and clarity. Her background as a commercial litigator and an EU Law specialist is particularly valued by clients. Melanie has advised and acted for many household name clients in the retail sector, food and catering, charities, education, telecoms, aviation, banking and other financial services, credit and debit card handling, insurance, publishing, entertainment, education, property, tourism, timeshare, local authorities, gambling, premier league football and the motor industry. In addition to VAT, Melanie has conducted high profile litigation in other fields, including commercial litigation and employment.

Career

Qualified 1982; Inner Temple. Made QC 2002.

Education

Durham University (1981 BA).


London Bar

Tax: corporate and VAT

Within: Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Melanie Hall QC - Monckton ChambersExcellent for indirect tax work.

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