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Ben Blades

Ben is developing a practice in line with Chambers’ specialism.  He welcomes instructions in relation to pure tax matters (both international and domestic) as well as on matters that indirectly raise tax points.

Ben read law and Spanish law at Christ Church, Oxford. He graduated with a First class degree and a prize for the best performance in taxation law.  Whilst working as a research assistant in these Chambers, he studied for the BPTC. On his route to the bar, he has already been closely involved in extensive and significant litigation, equipping him to appear led or unled in the tax tribunals and civil courts.

Outside of the law Ben is a keen chef and an avid sports fan.  He finds the minutiae of tax law to be a welcome distraction from the current fate of England’s rugby and cricket teams.

Call to the Bar: 2021

Publications:

The application of tax treaties to individuals subject to beneficial tax regimes (co-written with Laurent Sykes QC) in Global Mobility of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals

Prizes and Scholarships:
  • Birkenhead Scholarship – Gray’s Inn
  • Pinsent Masons Prize – Oxford University
  • John Radcliffe Exhibition – Christ Church, Oxford
  • Boulter Brize, Christ Church, Oxford