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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
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Tax
26 Years Ranked
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Tax: Private Client
5 Years Ranked
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Provided by Philip Baker KC

Practice Areas

All forms of revenue law, with particular specialisations in: international taxation (both corporate and private client, and government advisory work on taxation, with a particular interest in double taxation conventions); in European Union tax law; and in taxation and human rights (especially the European Convention on Human Rights).

Career

1979-87, lecturer in law, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. 1987-present, Barrister. Founder member of Field Court Tax Chambers, August 2014

Professional Memberships

Barrister, Grays Inn (1979), QC (2002); visiting professor, Oxford University; senior visiting fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Committee Member, International Fiscal Association (British Branch); Member, International Tax Sub-Committees, Law Society; Member, Exchequer Secretary's Forum for Tax Professionals.

Publications

'Double Taxation Conventions' (3rd edn, looseleaf, 2001). Editor, International Tax Law Reports.

Personal

Educated: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA); Balliol College, Oxford (BCL); University College, London (LLM); SOAS, London (PhD); London Business School (MBA). Married, three children. Awarded OBE, July 1997.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Tax - London (Bar)
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Band 1

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.

Strengths

"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: Private Client - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Philip Baker KC
Philip Baker KC is noted for his exceptional depth of expertise in international and cross-border tax matters, and has a particular strength in double taxation treaties. He is highly sought after by private individuals and regularly acts in tax cases before the CJEU.

Strengths

"Incredibly knowledgeable, has remarkable judgement and is great at representing clients." "He is really thorough, really well prepared and someone with an unrivalled grasp of international tax issues."

Recent work

Acted in Panayi Trustees v HMRC, a case looking at whether the exit tax on trustees contravenes EU law.

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