Welcome to Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers
In the early 1980s some thought was given to what our slogan might be if we were ever to advertise. The one we liked best was: “You’ll be glad you had that tax problem”. Let us explain why.
The period since our Chambers were established in 1965 has seen the expansion of the tax base, the introduction, with some frequency, of new forms of direct and indirect taxation, and the growing impact of Europe.
New taxes and European law brought, and continue to bring, complication to the world of tax; and they create or increase the need for highly competent legal advice relating to fiscal problems.
The aim of all of us here is to meet that need.
Prevent tax problems from arising
Our ambition is to prevent tax problems from arising, we do that by keeping pace with the increasing technicality of the tax system, by maintaining a deep and expert knowledge of its detail, by providing helpful, innovative, elegant and simple solutions to the tax problems which ordinary life brings to individuals and which business brings to all involved in it; and, above all, we do it by giving advice without sitting on fences.
Our ambition is to prevent tax problems from arising and to solve those which have arisen without litigation. But, if need be, we will fight for our clients in the Courts; and we have had experience of doing that successfully, not only in the United Kingdom, but also in Europe and in many Commonwealth or former Commonwealth jurisdictions.
We think of ourselves as a family; and we enjoy working together and the work that we do. We hope to convey our sense of enjoyment and our pleasure in helping others to all our clients: individuals, trusts, partnerships, business organisations and corporations, large or small.
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Hasbro European Trading BV V The Commissioners For HMRC – 25/05/18 – Laurent Sykes Q.C. Appeared for the Appellant
Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited and Maersk Oil UK Limited v The Commissioners for HMRC  UKFTT 20 Laurent Sykes QC appeared for the Appellants and Michael Jones appeared for the Respondents.
Degorce v HMRC  EWCA CIV 1427 – Michael Jones appeared for the Respondents
We are a specialist revenue law set of Chambers. Our work covers all areas of United Kingdom taxation and many of us practise in the European and international tax law fields. Tax law involves the analysis of many other areas of law and pupillage applicants should possess a firm understanding of trust, contract, land, European Community, human rights and company law.