Matthew Donmall wins Hippodrome Casino tax appeal in the Upper Tribunal - Jan 2024
Matt specialises in indirect tax and rating. He is a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel, having previously served on the B and C panels.
Matt has expertise in all matters of indirect taxation, including VAT, import and customs duties, excise duties, gaming duties, as well as the interface between tax law and public law. He has appeared in tribunals and courts all the way to the Supreme Court. He is regularly instructed in complex multi-million pound, high profile cases. He has particular experience with disputes involving financial services and pensions, public law arguments, partial exemption methods, attribution and apportionment arguments, single / multiple supply issues, and classification disputes in respect of technological products.
His busy rating practice involves both advisory and advocacy instructions across the range of rating questions, including valuation methods, valuation disputes, deletion proposals, non-domestic / domestic distinctions, and technical jurisdictional points. He has worked on a wide variety of property types, including retail, power plants, petrol stations, warehouses, office blocks, agricultural buildings, hotels, waste processing stations and public amenities. Having appeared in the leading case of SJ&J Monk v Newbigin, Matt frequently acts in cases involving repair, refurbishment and schemes of work.
The son of two doctors, Matt has medicine in the family. His expertise in clinical negligence spans both liability and quantum issues, and the difficult points of causation that can intersect them. He regularly acts for both claimants and defendants, and has experience across the spectrum of medical areas, including obstetric / perinatal injury; gastroenterology; delayed cancer diagnosis; orthopaedic and other surgery; general practice, ophthalmology and dentistry.
Outside the law and where the demands of his family allow, Matt enjoys tennis, cycling and the occasional triathlon.View full profile »
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2023 – Issue 13 – July 2023 - Jul 2023
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2021/2022 – Issue 11 - May 2022
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer/Autumn 2021 – Issue 10 - Jan 2022
Matthew Donmall and Dominic Ruck Keene promoted by the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Sep 2021
Matthew Donmall wins in Court of Appeal VAT case - Jun 2021
Matthew Donmall represents family at inquest into death of Caroline Pearson-Smith - Jan 2020
Latest Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report into The Roman Catholic Church Case Study published - Oct 2019
Iain O’Donnell, Matthew Donmall and Emma-Louise Fenelon act in important recent Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) hearing - Feb 2019
The Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation is at an end - Nov 2018
Guy Mansfield QC upholds Kenya Emergency Group Litigation judgment in Court of Appeal - Oct 2018
Sarabjit Singh to lead Matt Donmall in landmark rating law case in Supreme Court on Monday - Nov 2016
Angus McCullough QC and Matthew Donmall appear in civil claim arising out of attempted murder in Kyrgyz Republic - Sep 2016
Owain Thomas QC and Matthew Donmall win Supreme Court VAT case on third party consideration - May 2016
Owain Thomas QC and Matthew Donmall in the Supreme Court - Mar 2016
Owain Thomas and Matthew Donmall obtain a reference by the Court of Appeal to the CJEU in VAT case - Nov 2015
Matthew Donmall appointed to the B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Jul 2015
Philippa Whipple QC and Matthew Donmall win Court of Appeal case on public funding - Jun 2015
1COR team in the London Bikeathon supporting Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - Sep 2013
Owain Thomas and Matthew Donmall win for HMRC in test case on VAT liability for medical supplies - May 2013
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2013 - Feb 2013
Ten 1COR members and our Chambers Academic have contributed to the 3rd Edition of “Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law” - Feb 2013
Team of four from 1COR in Supreme Court win in nuclear testing limitation case - Mar 2012
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2012 - Feb 2012
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A and C Panels - Feb 2011
Court of Appeal victory for Ministry of Defence in Atomic Veterans case - Dec 2010