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: 07917701325


Applications for Third Six Pupillage

Old Square Tax Chambers is inviting applications for third six pupillage from candidates with experience in the commercial and/or chancery fields. The pupillage is offered with a view a tenancy at the end of the six months and will commence in October 2018.
Old Square Tax Chambers is a set specializing in revenue law and any applicant will ultimately be expected to develop their practice in this area. Prior experience is not necessary although a good grounding in general law and an interest revenue law is. Many of our existing tenants have come to Chambers without any prior experience in tax and have gone on to establish themselves in the area.
As we are recruiting from those without prior revenue law experience, the pupillage will largely be non-practicing. As a consequence it comes with an award of £25,000. Furthermore, if the successful applicant is offered tenancy, Chambers will guarantee earnings of £50,000 for the first year of practice.
Applications should be in writing enclosing a short introductory letter and curriculum vitae to: Rory Mullan at admissions@15oldsquare.co.uk
The closing date for applications for third six pupillage is 16th July 2018 at 4.00pm.

VAT reverse charge for construction services ~ Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong has recently had an article published by LexisNexis entitled "VAT reverse charge for construction services".
A copy of the article* can be seen here.
*This interview was first published on LexisNexis on 15 June 2018, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

VAT and economic activity: from Longridge to Wakefield College ~ Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong recently had an article entitled "VAT and economic activity: from Longridge to  Wakefield College" published in the Tax Journal, a copy of the article* can be seen here.
*This article was first published in the 29 June 2018 issue of the Tax Journal, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

Rory Mullan speaking on Gifts with Reservation of Benefit and Pre-owned Assets

Rory Mullan will be speaking on Gifts with Reservation of benefit and the charge on pre-owned assets as part of the Inheritance Tax 2018 being held on 4 July 2018 at The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3NN.
Further details can be found here.

International Tax Issues – Bristol – 26 June 2018 - Notes now available

Old Square Tax Chambers hosted an afternoon seminar on 26 June 2018 where Philip Simpson QC, Etienne Wong and Harriet Brown discussed International Tax Issues.
Topics discussed and slides are available below:
Etienne Wong - VAT & Brexit: What we know and what we could still change
Harriet Brown - The New Deemed Domicile Rules: the new charges, limitations and reliefs
Philip Simpson QC - Inheritance Tax and UK property: the scope and effect of the corporate look through in new Schedule A1 IHTA 1984
If you wish to attend future seminars you can email seminars@15oldsquare.co.uk.