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
Tel: (020) 7242 2744
Fax: (020) 7831 8095
Out of Hours: 07761533073 / 07795673907


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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Repayment of overpaid VAT for groups of companies (Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Taylor Clark Leisure plc)

Etienne Wong has recently had an article published by LexisNexis entitled “Repayment of overpaid VAT for groups of companies (Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Taylor Clark Leisure plc)“.
A copy of the article* can be seen here.
*This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Tax on 18 July 2018, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

2018 Chambers & Partners HNW Guide

We are delighted to be ranked as a set in the 2018  Chambers & Partners HNW guide for Tax: Private Client. Especially pleased that James Kessler QC and Rory Mullan are individually ranked.  We would like to thank all our clients who contributed to the referee research process.
HNW Guide 2018: Old Square Tax Chambers is highly regarded for its private client tax work. "they are very, very clever - there are some very big brains in that set." James Kessler QC is regarded as "one of the leaders in this field". Rory Mullan;  a market insider reports that "he is quite visionary on European law and tax, which for the last three or four years has become essentially essential".


Members of Old Square Tax Chambers will be speaking at the 36th Annual Oxford Four-Silk Residential Seminar and Workshop.
Full information can be seen here.

Glasgow School of Art v. HMRC ~ Philip Simpson QC

Philip Simpson QC appeared for the taxpayer in Glasgow School of Art v. HMRC [2018] UKFTT 276 (TC). The case concerned whether the construction of a new building (the Reid Building) for the Glasgow …