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UK-Bar Guide

Tax — The Regions (Bar)

Band 1

No5 Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Ian Bridge of No5 Chambers 
A highly regarded barrister who is known for his expertise in cases concerning VAT and excise duties. He has been instructed in a number of tax cases involving insurance transactions and construction projects.
Strengths: "He is familiar with the cut and thrust of proceedings. To have someone comfortable with that is very, very useful." "He's an absolutely first-class practitioner - one of the best outside London."
Recent work: Litigated on behalf of Infinity Distribution in a VAT case against HMRC.

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Band 1

Alison Graham-Wells

St John's Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Alison Graham-Wells of St John's Chambers
Enjoys a strong track record in both advisory and litigation work. She receives instructions in cases concerning avoidance matters, commercial tax arrangements and trusts. Clients benefit from her previous experience as a customs officer.
Strengths: "She is good at explaining things. She has a very commercial mind and is able to identify complex issues and put forward pragmatic solutions."
Recent work: Defended the appellant, a private individual, in a tax appeal against HMRC concerning issues surrounding the free movement of capital within the EU and double taxation.

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Band 1

St Philips Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

James Puzey of St Philips Chambers 
A highly regarded junior who is a specialist in indirect taxation. He has acted in a number of cases concerning MTIC fraud and the seizure and restoration of goods.
Strengths: "He's excellent. He is on top of everything and is 100% reliable."
Recent work: Instructed by HMRC in a case concerning excise goods seized from European Brand Trading.

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Band 1

Exchange Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

George Rowell of Exchange Chambers 
A much-admired junior whose broad practice encompasses cases concerning VAT, corporation tax, stamp duty land tax and capital gains tax. He also acts in employment-related tax matters.
Strengths: "He is very pragmatic and he always finds a solution."
Recent work: Represented HMRC in a VAT appeal against Just Beer and Gempost, in a matter concerning denied tax input of over £7 million.

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Band 2

St John's Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Michael Clarke of St John's Chambers 
A promising junior with a broad practice that includes matters concerning capital gains tax, employment tax, stamp duty and inheritance tax. He is also qualified as a chartered tax adviser.
Strengths: "He is very practical and comes up with simple solutions which we like." "He is very measured and thinks quickly whilst on his feet."

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Band 2

Exchange Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Scott Redpath of Exchange Chambers
Possesses broad expertise in tax matters and is adept at handling cases concerning pension schemes, income tax and VAT. He additionally practises out of Temple Tax Chambers in London.
Strengths: "He manages to get the balance right between being technical whilst being very commercially aware."
Recent work: Instructed in Merry v Cabinet Office and Ministry of Justice, which concerned pensions schemes and the definition of basic pay.

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