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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers

Tax: Indirect Tax

3 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Client service:

Gray's Inn Tax Chambers is a well-established specialist tax set known for acting in a range of leading indirect tax cases. Members have deep experience of handling complex VAT, MTIC, SDLT, insurance premium tax, and input and exit tax cases. They appear in cases throughout the domestic court system, and regularly take judicial reviews to the CJEU and other international courts, representing both the taxpayer and the Revenue.
Ben Stern is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Michael Firth
Michael Firth is a rising presence in the indirect tax space. He is particularly adept at assisting clients in cases pertaining to VAT and SDLT.
"He is clear in his advice and not afraid to take new and interesting points." "He is a very good advocate who is pugnacious."

Strengths:

Michael Jones QC
Michael Jones QC receives strong praise from peers for his handling of indirect tax matters. He represents both the Revenue and the taxpayer in noteworthy cases involving VAT and stamp duty.
"Very sound and technically very accomplished." "He has a very pleasant demeanour and knows his stuff inside out."

Strengths:

Nicola Shaw QC
Nicola Shaw devotes a significant portion of her broad tax practice to indirect tax instructions, she regularly represents taxpayers and HMRC in contentious matters, particularly in the area of VAT. She acts for clients at every level of court including before the CJEU.
"A very good advocate with a first-class brain." "Very client-friendly and a barrister who gets into the heart of legal issues and understands the tax framework."
Recent work: Acted in Towerbridge v HMRC, a case concerning MTIC fraud in the supply of carbon credits.

Tax: Indirect Tax

Gray's Inn Tax Chambers

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Location

36 Queen Street

London

Greater London

UK

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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: Indirect Tax


Michael Jones QC
New Silks
Nicola Shaw QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Tax: Indirect Tax


Michael Firth
Band 3