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: 07917 701 325


Keeping it quiet ~ Article by Patrick Cannon

Patrick Cannon recently had an article entitled "Keeping it quiet" featured in Taxation Magazine.
A copy of the article can be seen here.

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.

Tax Planning for 2019 - Key Haven Publications Ltd

Robert Venables QC, James Kessler QC and Ross Birkbeck will be among the speakers for Key Haven Publication's Two-Silk Afternoon at The Law Society’s Hall, London WC2A on Tax Planning for 2019.
The seminar will be held on 14 November 2018, with further information available here.

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.