Old Square Tax Chambers is an elite set whose members are among the best regarded tax barristers in practice.

We provide independent advice on all areas of tax. We provide assistance in tax disputes of all types and can help taxpayers in all their dealings with HMRC. Members of chambers have appeared in tax litigation from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court and CJEU. Particular areas in which barristers at Old Square Tax Chambers excel include trusts and estate planning, employee taxation, foreign domiciliaries, corporate taxation, international taxation, VAT and SDLT.

If you wish to discuss instructing one of us or would like further information, our Senior Clerk Cliff Holland will be happy to help.

Old Square Tax Chambers
15 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn
London, WC2A 3UE
taxchambers@15oldsquare.co.uk
Tel: (020) 7242 2744
Fax: (020) 7831 8095
Out of Hours: 07917 701 325

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Free Seminar: Taxation of Trusts

Old Square Tax Chambers are hosting an afternoon seminar where Robert Venables QC, Harriet Brown and Patrick Boch will be speaking on the Taxation of Trusts.
The seminar will be held from 16:00 on Wednesday 31st October 2018 in the Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3UP.
Drinks will be hosted immediately after at which you will have an opportunity to meet members of Old Square Tax Chambers.
To register your interest in attending, please click here. Please feel to inform any colleagues that may also be interested in attending.
This seminar is free of charge.

Character World Limited v. HMRC [2018] UKFTT 456 (TC)

Philip Simpson, Q.C., successfully appeared for the taxpayer in the recent case of Character World Limited v. HMRC. It concerned whether slankets (items made out of fleece material, in the shape of blankets but having sleeves) attracted zero-rating on the basis that they were clothing designed for young children. It was agreed between the parties that the size made them suitable for young children (as did the design, which was of various well-known cartoon and other characters). The question was whether they were ‘designed as clothing’). The First-tier Tribunal agreed that slankets were designed to be worn, and accordingly that they were to be zero-rated.
A copy of the judgment can be seen here.

VAT Focus - Totel: pay now, argue later ~ Article by Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong recently had his article entitled "Totel: pay now, argue later" published in The Tax Journal.
A copy of the article* can be seen here.
*This article was first published in the 7 September 2018 issue of the Tax Journal, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

Tax Congress For Financial Institutions - 18 - 19 September 2018

Etienne Wong will be amongst the panel members at a two-day conference hosted by Tax Congress For Financial Institutions, being held on 18th – 19th September 2018 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.
TCFI brings together the most dynamic organisations and influential leaders from the tax departments, giving the opportunity to make a direct impact on the tax landscape by connecting with regulators from organisations like HMRC and OECD.
For further information and booking, please click here. (Please use discount code SPK20DS for 20% off).
(Please note the prices apply to delegates only, and delegate places are open only to financial institutions. Please contact TCFI separately if you are joining as a vendor or service provider, i.e. software providers, technology providers, consultancies, outsource providers, brokers, custodians and investment banks. Osney Media reserves the right to cancel your place and refund your payment if the incorrect ticket has been purchased.)

STEP Private Client Awards 2018/19

Old Square Tax Chambers are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2018/19.
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