Rebecca Sheldon

Rebecca Sheldon

Called 2017, Lincoln’s Inn

2016-2017 BPTC, BPP: Outstanding
2015-2016, LL.M, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge: 1st 
2011-2015, LL.B, College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham: 1st, ranked 1st

Awards and Prizes:
11 academic and vocational awards and prizes, including:

The Buchanan prize for gaining an “Outstanding” grade on BPTC
(Lincoln’s Inn);

The Kate Bertram First Class award for achieving a first class grade in the LL.M (University of Cambridge);

The Lord Mansfield scholarship for the BPTC (the top scholarship awarded, Lincoln's Inn) and;

The Sweet & Maxwell best final year performance award
(Durham University).

Rebecca was called in 2017. She accepts instructions to advise or to act alone or as junior counsel, and has appeared before the First Tier Tax Tribunal.

Rebecca practises in all areas of tax law. This includes matters involving non-residence and domicile, the taxation of trusts, SDLT, VAT, CGT, inheritance tax, corporation tax and the taxation of employees.

She is also qualified to accept instructions directly from the public and regularly acts for clients through Advocate (formerly, the "Bar Pro Bono Unit") both in and out of court. This has included advising and representing clients in landlord & tenant disputes and advising on challenging a will.

In addition, Rebecca is the online moderator for James Kessler QC's Taxation of Charities and Non-profit Organisations, has written several articles for the British Tax Review and is currently studying for the CTA.

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R Sheldon, 'The tax plans of the major parties,' 2019, Key Haven Tax Review

R Sheldon, 'Limits to Upper Tribunal jurisdiction,' 2019, Taxation

R Sheldon, 'All or nothing: Embiricos v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2019] UKFTT 236 (TC)' 2019, Tax Advisor Magazine

R Sheldon, 'Praesto Consulting UK Ltd v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 353' 2019, British Tax Review

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    


'Principal residence capital gains tax relief' Key Haven (28th November 2019)

'Recent legislative changes,' private client seminar at Lincoln's Inn (13th November 2019)

'The Labour Party's Tax plans' Key Haven Oxford Conference Speaker (1st October 2019)

'VAT and Brexit' EANOVAT Roundtable speaker (6th September 2019)

'VAT update 2019 webinar' co-hosted with Etienne Wong for Lexis Nexis (4th July 2019)

'The Appeals Process' at OSTC Manchester seminar (22nd May 2019)

'Taxation of Non-Resident Company Landlords (compliance aspects)' led by Sarah Squires for Paul Hastings (22nd March 2019)

'Taxation of trusts' for the London Tax Society (4th March 2019)