Tax is a core part of our work, and we have historic and extensive experience across the whole spectrum of tax litigation.

The team is led by Owain Thomas KC and Sarabjit Singh KC and members of chambers have experience in all forms of domestic tribunals from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court as well as the CJEU. Recently, this has included:

Chambers acts for both taxpayers and HMRC in cases involving VAT, customs and excise duties, landfill tax, direct tax and ratings. Chambers is unusual in that it has particular expertise in both litigation in the tax Tribunals and appellate courts, as well as a forensic specialism in all aspects of judicial review.

As one of the leading sets in public and administrative law, our tax expertise has a unique and complimentary public law parallel. Members of 1COR’s tax team are regularly instructed by both taxpayers and HMRC in judicial review challenges involving matters such as accelerated payment notices, questions of jurisdiction, enforcement and territoriality, as well as broader based public law challenges involving discrete aspects of tax administration.

We accept instructions from solicitors, accountants, corporate executives, and taxpayers alike, and a number of our team are qualified to act on a direct access basis.

Our team is highly regarded by legal directories; “1 Crown Office Row has a broad bench of practitioners able to assist clients with the full range of indirect tax law issues. They are well respected for their advocacy skills and appear in cases across all levels of the UK court system. ” “The clerks at 1COR are efficient and reliable, and always such a pleasure to deal with.” Chambers & Partners 2023

“A brilliant set.  All the barristers are such good quality and so clever. The silks are first class and the juniors are excellent.” Legal 500 2023

“This set is filled with excellent barristers who are at the top of their game. The silks are of an impressive calibre and the juniors are hugely impressive.” Legal 500 2022

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