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The Legal 500 2019 had this to say about us

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers is a ‘well-established and highly talented set’ with some ‘very senior silks and up-and-coming juniors’. Nicola Shaw KC represents clients in some of the leading contentious tax cases, at the highest levels, including in judicial reviews and before the Court of Justice of the European Union; she is currently representing Electronic Arts at the appeal stage of its dispute with HMRC regarding transfer-pricing of its inter-company licensing arrangements. Laurent Sykes KC is often instructed on customs duty cases and led Hasbro’s successful appeal in Hasbro European Trading BV v Revenue & Customs. Various members of Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers have appeared in leading tax cases over the past year both for HMRC and for taxpayers. The ‘excellent’ set has been active both nationally and internationally with Nikhil Mehta dual qualified in the UK and India. Offering ‘a very professional all-round service’, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers continues to focus on the prevention of tax disputes both in the UK and abroad and clients remain ‘wowed’ by the set’s modern offices on Queen Street. ‘Always responsive’ senior clerk Chris Broom leads ‘a professional and efficient’ clerking team which includes deputy clerk Ben Stern, who provides ‘first-rate client service and always ensures financial requirements are met’.

Tax – Leading Silks
David Goldberg KKC ‘He has superb analytical skills and a very engaging advocate. Incredibly knowledgeable.’
Michael Flesch KKC ‘Hugely respected.’
Nicola Shaw KC ‘One of the best indirect tax specialist barristers in the country. She is adept at unravelling complicated issues’
Laurent Sykes KC ‘He is clever, diligent and creative.’

Tax – Leading Juniors
Nikhil Mehta ‘He is vastly experienced. He has excellent judgement honed through years of experience.’
Conrad McDonnell ‘He has a brain the size of a planet. He possesses a formidable intellect.’
Michael Jones ‘He takes novel approaches to resolving complex matters. Regularly appears in high-profile tax cases’
Michael Firth ‘A super lawyer and definitely one to watch.’

Recent tax cases:

Revenue and Customs v Hotel La Tour Ltd – Court of Appeal
21 May 2024
Lifestyle Equities CV & Anor v Ahmed & Anor – Supreme Court
15 May 2024
Beech Developments (Manchester) Ltd & Ors v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Court of Appeal
09 May 2024
Osmond & Anor v Revenue and Customs – First-tier Tribunal
08 May 2024