Private Clients

Old Square Tax Chambers is made up of 13 barristers with a reputation for offering expert tax advice for private clients and resolving disputes efficiently, effectively and with discretion.

While our practitioners are renowned for their highly skilled and successful litigation, they will engage only where it is the right course for the client.

The barristers at Old Square Tax Chambers have proven success in high profile cases, where protecting our client’s reputation is a key factor.

Particular areas of expertise include advising entrepreneurs, non-UK resident companies and trusts on a range of tax issues, including foreign domiciles, stamp duty land tax, inheritance tax, capital gains and VAT.

Our barristers are instructed to act as advocates in tax appeals and other tax-related litigation by solicitors, or directly by accountants and other professionals under the Licensed Access Scheme.

Old Square Tax Chambers members provide independent advice in conference (in person, phone or video call) or by written opinion, draft key documents where necessary, and advocate in all UK courts and tribunals.

For advice and representation in any tax-related private client matters, contact Old Square Tax Chambers here.

Private client tax services include:

Non-Resident Taxation and Foreign Domiciles:

Providing tax advice and representation in issues around residency, domicile, remittance, double tax treaties, transfer of assets abroad, foreign trusts and corporate vehicles. Our barristers also advise on setting up overseas powers of attorney for foreign domiciled private clients.

Income tax and Capital Gains:

Covering all issues of personal taxation. Our barristers have particular expertise with high net worth individuals in areas of tax on foreign income, foreign domiciles and non-residents, remuneration planning and asset protection.

Inheritance Tax:

Offering advice and tax planning for family estates and companies, wills and trusts, business and agricultural property relief, administration of estates, variations of wills, and the scope of IHT.

HMRC Enquiries / Tax Investigation:

Our specialist HMRC tax investigation barristers provide legal advice and management in relation to all HMRC enquiries and investigations.

Litigation / Tax Appeals:

Handling all types of tax appeals and litigation – from disputes about penalties to judicial review in the Supreme Court. We can assist at every stage – providing advice, managing correspondence, filing paperwork, and representing clients in negotiations and in court.


Advising settlors, beneficiaries and trustees on any area of trust law and tax, from drafting trust documents to trust disputes and variations, as well as advising on trustees’ powers and breaches of trust. Our members have particular experience in non-resident trusts and testamentary trusts.

To arrange a consultation with a specialist private client tax barrister, contact the Old Square Tax Chambers here.

Our Services

Old Square Tax Chambers is a leading set of specialist tax chambers with experience in providing for a number of tax related services for private clients, including:

Business and Corporation Tax

    • Losses and capital allowances
    • Partnerships
    • Employee remuneration
    • Avoidance issues

Stamp Duty Land Tax

    • Corporate acquisitions and restructuring
    • Residential property
    • Property development and refinancing

Litigation/Tax Investigations

      • VAT
      • VAT Fraud
      • VAT Liability
      • Cross-border VAT
      • Avoidance issues


    • Charity Law
    • Governance and good practice
    • Commercial activities

Contact Us

Our clerks Cliff Holland and Joel Banks will be happy to discuss instructing members of Chambers or to provide any further necessary information.

Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 18:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 18:00pm

Tel: (020) 7242 2744
Fax: (020) 7831 8095

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