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 – Current and New Issues with the Taxation of UK Real Estate – 7 March 2019

Old Square Tax Chambers are hosting an afternoon seminar on 9 November 2017 where Patrick Cannon, Etienne Wong and Sarah Squires will be speaking on Current and New Issues with the Taxation of UK Real Estate. The seminar is to be held from 3.45 …

Corporation Tax Loss Reforms – MBL Seminars ~ Sarah Squires

Sarah will be speaking on the 2017 reforms to the availability of corporation tax loss relief at a seminar organised by MBL Seminars in Birmingham on 20 February  2019. For more information, including how to register …

Pulsin’ Limited v. HMRC ~ Philip Simpson QC

Philip Simpson QC successfully represented the taxpayer in the case Pulsin’ Limited v. HMRC. The taxpayer manufactured gluten-free brownies. The question was whether they were cakes for VAT purposes, and therefore should be zero-rated. After a hearing that included a tasting session of Pulsin’s products as well as other, similar brownies, the FTT concluded that all four flavours of the taxpayer’s products were cakes.
This case follows on from Mr Simpson’s success, again for the taxpayer, in Lees of Scotland Limited v. HMRC [2014] UKFTT 630.

VAT and the evolution of the special investment fund ~ Etienne Wong

Etienne Wong recently had an article he co-authored with Alex Tostevin of Dentons published in the Tax Journal. A copy of article VAT and the evolution of the special investment fund can be seen here*.
*This article was first published in the 16 November 2018 issue of the Tax Journal, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.

Ryanair: holding companies recovering VAT

Etienne Wong recently had an article entitled "Ryanair: holding companies recovering VAT" published in the Tax Journal. A copy of the article* can be seen here.
*This article was first published in the 26 October 2018 issue of the Tax Journal, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. All rights reserved.