Rebecca Sheldon

Rebecca Sheldon

Called 2017, Lincoln’s Inn
2016-2017 BPTC, BPP: Outstanding
2015-2016, LL.M, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge: First Class
2011-2015, LL.B, College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham: First Class, ranked 1st in the year

Awards and prizes:

2017: Buchanan prize for “Outstanding” grade on BPTC, Lincoln’s Inn

2016: Kate Bertram First class award, Cambridge

2015: Maria Marina award, Cambridge

2015: Becker law award, Cambridge

2015: Lord Mansfield scholarship for BPTC (top scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn)

2015: Lady Hale Best Gender and Law dissertation prize, Durham

2015: Sweet and Maxwell Prize for best final year performance

2015: Durham University Commendation

2014: Forsters’ Land Law Prize (2nd place)

2014: Durham University Commendation

2013: Hardwicke award, Lincoln’s Inn


Rebecca was called in 2017 and practises in all areas of tax law. She accepts instructions to advise or to act alone or as junior counsel in any area of chambers’ practice. She has also gained experience appearing in Court through Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit).


R Sheldon, "Finance (No.2) Act 2017 Notes: Section 68: penalty for transactions connected with VAT fraud etc," 2017, British Tax Review

R Feria and R Sheldon, "Italmoda: the birth of the principle of third-party liability for VAT fraud," 2016, British Tax Review