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


Free Seminar - Current issues in offshore tax matters - 3 May 2018

Old Square Tax Chambers is hosting an afternoon seminar on 3 May 2018 where James Kessler QC, Rory Mullan and Ross Birkbeck will be speaking on Current issues in offshore tax matters.
Please let us know if you wish to attend by emailing seminars@15oldsquare.co.uk and do feel free to inform any colleagues who might be interested in joining us.

Financial Compliance for Law Firms - 2018 Conference - 19 April 2018

Etienne Wong will be speaking at the Financial Compliance for Law Firms - 2018 Conference on 19th April 2018, which is hosted by MBL Seminars.
Further details can be seen here.

MBL Webinars ~ Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong will be presenting two webinars that will be available for stream and download on 2nd May. Further details can be seen below:
Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes - VAT & Other Indirect Taxes
VAT Recovery by Holding Companies - A 2018 Update

Ask an expert - Initial coin offerings and VAT ~ Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong was recently featured in the Tax Journal's "Ask an expert" where he covered the topic of "Initial coin offerings and VAT". A copy of the article can be seen here*.
*This article was first published in the 16 March 2018 issue of the Tax Journal, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

Financial Compliance for Law Firms - 2018 Conference

Etienne Wong will be speaking for MBL Seminars at the Financial Compliance for Law Firms - 2018 Conference on 19th April 2018.

This session will discuss two recent decisions: one shining a spotlight on how law firms should treat disbursements for VAT purposes; the other on how law firms should determine who to invoice for VAT purposes on transactions where third parties foot the bill

This session will cover:
  • The first tier tribunal decision on what is a disbursement
  • The supreme court judgment on how to determine who is the recipient of a supply for VAT purposes
  • How disbursements should be treated in a bill of costs
  • How to determine who to bill
  • Reconciliation with old - and updated - Law Society guidance