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Grays Inn Tax Chambers
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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 and the introduction, with some frequency, of new forms of direct and indirect taxation.

New taxes 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.

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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.

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.

Recent tax cases:

Revenue and Customs v Hotel La Tour Ltd – Court of Appeal
Michael Firth KC appeared for the Respondents
21 May 2024
Lifestyle Equities CV & Anor v Ahmed & Anor – Supreme Court
Laurent Sykes KC appeared for the Respondents
15 May 2024
Beech Developments (Manchester) Ltd & Ors v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Court of Appeal
Michael Firth KC appeared for the Appellants
09 May 2024

Latest news:

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers are delighted to announce Michael Firth is to be appointed King’s Counsel as per the new Silk appointments announced on Friday 19th January 2024.
22 Jan 2024
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