Barristers at 1 Crown Office Row advise and represent both private taxpayers and the Revenue in the most challenging indirect tax litigation. Often instructed to act in topical matters in the ECJ, they are capable of handling very important cases. One example of the set's work in the past year was the complex Reed Personnel v RCC case. (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"This broadly focused set is highly recommended by the market for its work in indirect tax. Although well capable of handling all aspects of indirect taxation work, its barristers tend to focus on litigation. This strategy is proving most beneficial in a market where HMRC is becoming more aggressive towards taxation disputes". (Chambers and Partners, 2012)
Tax litigation has become a major part of our work. We now have a significant number of barristers practising regularly in this field representing both HM Revenue and Customs and taxpayers.
We provide expert litigation advice and advocacy services across the whole range of tax litigation, from public law challenges in the Administrative Court to technical issues in the Tribunal. We believe that our members' extensive litigation experience across a wide range of practice areas gives us an advantage when litigating in this specialised field.
We have been instructed in literally hundreds of tax cases. Most of our collective experience is in indirect tax, but some Members have experience in direct tax also.
Our Members have authored two chapters in the looseleaf Sweet & Maxwell publication "Value Added Tax, Commentary and Analysis", published in September 2009. This provides an in-depth analysis of VAT law and includes an extensive section on judicial review in tax matters. The following chapters have been authored by members of our VAT team -
Chapter 5 – Taxable Transactions, by Philippa Whipple and Owain Thomas
Chapter 26 – Judicial Control of the Commissioners, by Philippa Whipple, Sarabjit Singh and Andrea Lindsay Strugo
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