UK Bar: Corporate Tax 2018

Eighteen silks and eight juniors are recognised as the foremost corporate tax barristers in the country this year. They are frequently instructed to represent clients in high-stakes matters in both domestic and international proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Kevin Prosser QC Pump Court Tax Chambers
2. Philip Baker QC Field Court Tax Chambers
3. Jonathan Peacock QC 11 New Square
4. David Goldberg QC Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers
5. Malcolm Gammie QC One Essex Court
1. Nikhil Mehta Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers
2. David Yates Pump Court Tax Chambers


PUMP COURT TAX CHAMBERS is one of the country’s leading dedicated tax chambers. It sees five standout silks recognised in this chapter.
Head of chambers, Kevin Prosser QC, is one of the most distinguished silks at the tax Bar. He frequently represents the revenue service on high-stakes matters and is known for his extensive knowledge of tax law.
David Ewart QC receives high praise for his expertise in the field. He is a well-known figure respected for his courtroom style and his deep experience acting on matters relating to both direct and indirect taxation.
Julian Ghosh QC is regarded as one of the top silks in corporate tax and is well known for expertise handling loan relationships, tax avoidance and EU taxation matters.

11 NEW SQUARE is renowned for its offering in all areas of revenue and taxation and sees three leading silks listed this year.

Jonathan Peacock QC is recognised as one of the foremost advocates in the tax space with a market-leading knowledge of taxation law. His clients include entrepreneurs, start-ups, housing associations and trade unions who praise his knowledge of UK and international tax legislation.
John Gardiner QC is a top name who boasts over 40 years of experience in the field. He is well known within the market for his work advising and representing leading corporates in serious taxation issues.
Francis Fitzpatrick QC has significant experience advising multinational corporations on high-stakes direct and indirect tax matters before numerous levels of the English courts and tribunals.

GRAY’S INN TAX CHAMBERS also sees three silks recognised.
David Goldberg QC is a trusted adviser to clients who consider him one of the pre-eminent figures at the tax Bar.
Nicola Shaw QC is a specialist in corporate indirect tax and a widely respected litigator. She is frequently sought after for her first-rate and effective counsel in the area. 
Michael Flesch QC boasts a long-standing practice at the tax Bar spanning over half a decade. He is well respected for his advisory work as well as his impressive advocacy work.

DEVEREUX CHAMBERS achieves three recommendations in this chapter.
Timothy Brennan QC receives high praise as a top-notch commercial litigator, and is well known for his expertise in taxation in an employment context.
Felicity Cullen QC is an esteemed figure in tax law who is highly sought after for her deep expertise in both related advisory and contentious matters.
Jolyon Maugham QC is widely regarded as a standout litigator on tax cases with particular expertise in employment, intangible property tax and matters concerning judicial review.

FIELD COURT TAX CHAMBERS sees Philip Baker QC recognised as one of the leading figures in the tax space. He is considered by many sources to be the go-to silk on international taxation, particularly in relation to corporate matters.

Malcolm Gammie QC of ONE ESSEX COURT is a widely respected advocate who receives plaudits for his practice in commercial European and international taxation.


GRAY'S INN TAX CHAMBERS sees two junior barristers highlighted for their expertise in the field.
Nikhil Mehta is a long-standing practitioner in the tax space, with over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of related work. He is particularly commended for his knowledge of both UK and Indian tax law.
Conrad McDonnell is a top name in corporate tax and VAT and a highly effective junior on disputes. He is well respected for his work representing taxpayers in numerous matters.

At PUMP COURT TAX CHAMBERS David Yates receives praise for his deep knowledge of taxation matters including VAT, employment-related tax and corporation tax. He is recognised for his superb advisory and contentious work. 

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