"Exchange Chambers is an excellent set with a number of high-quality juniors."

The Legal 500 2024

Our team of tax barristers integrate unrivalled tax expertise with high quality advisory and dispute resolution work.

Members are ranked in prestigious legal directories including Chambers and Partners. We regularly appear both for and against HMRC in cases involving corporate and personal clients.

The main areas of expertise are:

  • Inheritance tax and capital gains tax
  • Employment-related taxes
  • Pension-related tax issues
  • Professional negligence claims involving tax and trust issues
  • Tax penalties
  • Tax avoidance schemes and accelerated payment notices
  • VAT, IPT, Customs and Excise duties and other indirect taxes
  • Judicial review claims against HMRC
  • Tax planning

We also provide expert advocacy and advice in commercial and chancery cases which have a tax dimension. We regularly advise on tax issues relating to pensions, trusts, estates, companies and partnerships, real estate, fraud and professional negligence.

Dispute Resolution

We can offer a complete dispute resolution service from the outset to the conclusion of a case for solicitors, accountants, CTAs and other professional clients. This includes:

  • Ascertaining all the relevant facts and advising on the merits at the outset
  • Drafting robust letters to HMRC
  • Undertaking settlement negotiations both through the formal ADR process and in correspondence
  • If an appeal is required, drafting all the necessary grounds of appeal, witness statements and skeleton arguments
  • Representation at all tribunal and court hearings

Direct Professional and Public Access instructions

We are able to accept direct instructions by accountants, solicitors and other professional bodies under the Bar’s direct professional access scheme.

Some members of the team are able accept direct instructions from members of the public in appropriate cases.

“The experience of their barristers and staff is always first class.”
Tier 2 Leading Set – Chancery, Probate and Tax (Northern and North Eastern Circuit), The Legal 500 2024

The Team