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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:

Northern Gas Networks Ltd v The Commissioners For Her Majesty’s Revenue And Customs – Court of Appeal
Nikhil Mehta appeared for the Appellant
01 Jul 2022
Ruhal Islam v Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – First-tier Tribunal (Tax)
Laurent Sykes QC appeared for the Appellant
17 Jun 2022
Gerald Lee and Sarah Lee v Revenue & Customs (CGT ­ Principal Private Residence relief – meaning of ‘period of ownership’) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax)
Laurent Sykes QC appeared for the Appellant
16 May 2022

Latest news:

Laura Inglis & Harry Winter appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown on the London C Panel
Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers are delighted to announce that Laura Inglis & Harry Winter have been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown on the London C Panel. 
12 Aug 2022
Ben Blades joins Chambers
Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers are delighted to announce that Ben Blades has accepted offers of tenancy with us.
03 Apr 2022
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