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Hui Ling McCarthy QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Rating & Valuation , Tax , Tax: Indirect Tax , Tax: Private Client
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Rating & Valuation - All Circuits

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Hui Ling McCarthy QC
Hui Ling McCarthy QC is a well-regarded silk with vast expertise acting in rating and valuation matters for valuation officers. She frequently appears in complex litigation involving the rateable values of assets such as office buildings and leisure facilities. Sources note her successful appearance for the Valuation Officer in the Supreme Court case of Telereal Trillium v Hewitt.
Strengths: “She is a great mix of someone who is knowledgeable but also approachable to clients.” “Her advocacy is careful, measured and persuasive in an understated way.” "She has a masterful knowledge of the law."
Recent work: Acted for the Valuation Officer in the Wigan FC test case concerning whether relegations from the Premier League to the Championship and then League One could amount to a material change of circumstances leading to a reduction in business rates.
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Tax - London (Bar)

Band 1

Hui Ling McCarthy QC
Hui Ling McCarthy QC is a highly rated silk who specialises in VAT, corporate and business tax matters. She has represented clients at every level of the domestic courts and is well versed in advising corporates on employment taxes.
Strengths: "Superb in terms of her knowledge of the law and her very user-friendly manner with clients." "Her advice is always helpful and efficient."
Recent work: Acted in HMRC v Tooth, a test case on the concept of staleness and what it means for a tax return to contain deliberate inaccuracy.
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Tax: Indirect Tax - London (Bar)

Band 1

Hui Ling McCarthy QC
Hui Ling McCarthy QC is a highly praised silk who is lauded for her dedication to tax cases and is particularly well known for her expertise in complex, high-value VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax matters. She regularly assists HMRC with some of its most significant indirect tax issues and has also developed a strong taxpayer-side practice.
Strengths: "Very conscientious and extremely clever." "She is very client-friendly, easy to work with, pragmatic and sensible."
Recent work: Acted in Safestore v HRMC, an important case which set a precedent in relation to the interaction between the VAT rules concerning insurance and the FSMA 2000 exemption for self-storage providers.
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Tax: Private Client - London (Bar)

Band 3

Hui Ling McCarthy QC
Hui Ling McCarthy QC is a well-regarded silk with a strong litigation and advisory practice. Her practice focuses on domestic tax matters.
Strengths: "Phenomenally clever, really client-friendly and very commercial." "Her knowledge is invaluable, her judgement brilliant and her advice always practical in its application."
Recent work: Acted for the taxpayer in Charman v HMRC, a case concerning employment income and share options.
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Described as "a phenomenal talent" (Who's Who Legal), "an extraordinarily accomplished advocate" (Legal 500) and "just so bright" (Chambers & Partners), Hui Ling McCarthy QC has appeared in many of the leading direct tax, VAT, SDLT and Rating cases in recent years. In her first year in Silk, she successfully represented clients in the Supreme Court in Project Blue, Derry and Telereal Trillium.

Other highlights include: Tooth (SC); Target, Coca Cola, 47 Park Street, Tager and Degorce (CA); Safestore, Tesco and Icebreaker (UT); N Brown, representing the BBC in employment status matters and securing what the Financial Times called 'an important legal victory' in Vardy (FTT). Notable Rating cases include: BMC (CA), Merlin and Wigan (UT) and Church of Scientology (VTE).

Hui Ling also advises a range of clients in all areas of tax and Rating law. Corporate and international tax work includes DTT and PE issues, transfer pricing, capital allowances, company reconstructions and loan relationships. VAT work includes supply classification issues, the finance, insurance and land exemptions and partial exemption issues. Private client work includes advising on issues concerning sportsmen, entertainers and sponsors, partnerships, pensions, investments and remuneration. Rating work includes advising on MCCs, exemptions and valuation issues.

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