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Field Court Tax Chambers

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4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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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.

Client service:

"The clerking is very smooth and accommodating." "The clerks are friendly, responsive and really straightforward to deal with." Marie Burke is the practice manager. Chambers is noted for providing additional support to clients through its website, podcasts, videos and virtual conferences.

Strengths:

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.
"He is technically excellent, very insightful and a clear thinker." "Fiercely intelligent and good on the technicalities."
Recent work: Acted in Gallaher Limited v HMRC, a case concerning whether domestic tax relief law was in breach of EU law when transferring assets from UK companies to EU-based companies.

Strengths:

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.
"A practical lawyer with a wide breadth of knowledge." "He is a very engaged thinker."
Recent work: Acted in Nicolas Walewski v HMRC, a case concerning tax charges under mixed partnership rules.

Strengths:

Patrick Way QC
Patrick Way QC 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.
"Insightful, calm, practical and someone with good commercial vision." "He is a great tax adviser who is very good with clients and understands the best way to present information to them."
Recent work: Acted in Ardmore Construction Limited v HMRC, a seminal Court of Appeal case considering the source of interest.

Strengths:

Philip Baker QC
Philip Baker QC 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.
"He has an incredible depth of knowledge of his subject matter and is very engaged with his cases." "He is really thorough and well prepared."
Recent work: Acted in BAT Industries v HMRC, a case regarding a 45% tax on compound interest.

Tax

Field Court Tax Chambers

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Location

3 Field Court

Gray’s Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5EP

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Ranked Barristers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Tax


Patrick Way QC
Band 2
Philip Baker QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Tax


Imran Afzal
Band 2
Patrick Soares
Band 2