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: 07917701325

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Etienne Wong appointed National Chairman of the VAT Practitioners Group

Old Square Tax Chambers would like to congratulate Etienne Wong on being appointed the National Chairman of the VAT Practitioners Group.
The National Chairman of the VPG is responsible for:
  • •Presiding over the VPG Council by setting the Agenda for and chairing meetings of the VPG Council;
  • •Setting the Agenda for and chairing the Annual General Meeting of the VPG;
  • •Coordinating the National Officer elections;
  • •Ensuring the VPG Constitution is fit for purpose;
  • •Co-operating with other organisations on behalf of the VPG.

SiBCAS LTD V. HMRC ~ Philip Simpson QC

Philip Simpson, Q.C., has successfully appeared for Sibcas Limited in an appeal concerning the VAT liability of temporary school accommodation. On appeal from the Upper Tribunal (which had found in HMRC’s favour), the Court of Session concluded that having regard to the nature of Sibcas’ business (the manufacture and hire of accommodation units) and the terms of the hire in the particular case, the supply was not the letting of moveable property. It was therefore standard-rated. This makes it significantly easier for Sibcas to operate the VAT treatment of its business.
A copy of the judgment can be viewed here.

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.

Taxation and the digital economy - update ~ Sarah Squires

Sarah Squires was recently interviewed by Lexis@PSL about the most recent HM Treasury paper on taxing the digital economy.
A copy of the interview* can be seen here.
*This interview was first published in Lexis@PSL in April 2018, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.  All rights reserved.