Ross Birkbeck

Ross Birkbeck

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Called 2015, Inner Temple

2014-15 BPTC, City Law School, [Very Competent]
2013-14 GDL, City Law School, [Distinction]
1999-2003 BA Mathematics and Philosophy. Mansfield College, Oxford [First Class]

Ross joined Chambers in 2018 after completing pupillage. He practises in all areas of tax law and accepts instructions to advise or to act alone or as junior counsel in any area of Chambers’ practice including private client, SDLT, VAT, customs duty, employment, and corporate tax. He also accepts instructions is the field of company and commercial law, and appears regularly in the winding up court.

Ross is able to undertake instructions through Public Access.

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Recent Matters

James Kessler QC and Ross Birkbeck - Embiricos v HMRC [2019] The First Tier Tribunal has decided in favour of the taxpayer in Embiricos v HMRC TC/2018/03753, in the first decision to examine the scope of the Partial Closure Notice regime introduced by Finance (No2) Act 2017.   In a ruling that could have wide application in the enquiry process, Judge Robin Vos accepted Mr Kessler’s submissions that the Court of Appeal decision in R (Archer) v HMRC [2017] EWCA Civ 1962 did not apply to partial closure notices, and that a partial closure notice in respect of the taxpayer’s domicile could be issued despite HMRC not yet knowing the amount of tax that was due as a result of their decision on the domicile issue. 10 April 2019


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