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Tax - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Field Court Tax Chambers boasts a raft of highly skilled tax counsel able to advise a vast array of taxpayer clients and tax authorities on many cases. Members handle cases with both domestic and international tax elements, and provide extensive advisory support in addition to their well-respected litigation-based practice. They appear in cases concerning non-domiciled taxation, double taxation treaties, state aid, exit and input taxes, as well as many other issues. Barristers here appear throughout the UK court system and in the European Court of Justice, the Privy Council and foreign courts. The set is further distinguished by having an 'International Panel' of door tenants with outstanding reputations including the likes of David Bloom KC, described as the leading tax silk in Australia.

Client service

Marie Burke is the practice manager at the set, and is assisted by Stephanie Talbot. Both of them have extensive experience of the legal world stretching back 30 years and more. They are described as being "thoroughly friendly and efficient." Chambers offers additional support to its clients through podcasts, videos, FCTC virtual conferences and the FCTC Digest.

Philip Baker KC
Philip Baker KC has a particular focus on international and EU tax law, and expertise in corporate and private client matters. He is well versed in tax matters concerning corporation tax and often acts in cases before the ECJ. "Excellent on tax issues both domestically and internationally, he is practical and thoughtful in terms of providing insights into the approach taken by revenue authorities and the courts." "An authority on cross-border and double tax treaty issues."

Imran Afzal
Imran Afzal has an established reputation for his handling of a range of domestic and international tax matters including those relating to double tax treaties and transfer pricing. He represents a wide array of clients including tax authorities, companies and private clients, and acts in both contentious and non-contentious cases. "Offers a strong strategic and practical approach to any given situation." "He's an enthusiastic performer, who is very good on high-value tax appeals."

Patrick Way KC
Patrick Way KC maintains a strong practice in tax litigation and advisory work for taxpayers and HMRC. He regularly advises on high-value tax disputes involving matters such as the transfer of assets abroad rules and residence issues. Way has experience of acting at all levels of the tax tribunal and court appellate system. "A real expert when it comes to both personal tax and tax issues facing high-growth companies. He's a seasoned advocate with great powers of persuasion."

Patrick Soares
Patrick Soares is sought out for his depth of experience in tax advisory work. He regularly advises large corporations and is experienced at dealing with a great variety of cases, including those concerning property transactions, offshore issues and VAT. "Approachable and provides clear advice."

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Silks (KC)

London (Bar)

Tax

Philip Baker KC
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Philip Baker KC
1
Band 1
2
Patrick Way KC
2
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Tax

Imran Afzal
2
Imran Afzal
2
Band 2
Patrick Soares
3
Patrick Soares
3
Band 3