In response to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs pledge to make available alternative forms of dispute resolution to taxpayers, Pump Court Tax Chambers have announced a Tax and Finance Alternative Disputes Resolution Panel.
Providing the widest possible expertise, the panel is drawn from current Members of Chambers, in particular Giles Goodfellow QC (ADR Chambers accredited) and Penny Hamilton (CEDR accredited).
In addition, we have invited former Member of Chambers, Sir Stephen Oliver QC (ex-President of the Tax Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal) and Dr. John Avery-Jones CBE, who has recently retired as a Judge of the Upper Tier Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber), to join Chambers.
Also, Peter Nias (CEDR accredited), formerly partner and head of McDermott Will & Emery’s tax practice, will join us on re-qualifying as a Barrister. Peter has been working with HMRC’s Dispute Resolution Unit in developing a collaborative dispute resolution programme.
The panel offer their services as Mediators, Arbitrators, Facilitators and Expert Witnesses in all tax disputes and other financial disputes, for example, those arising from the Financial Services & Markets Act and disputes between States in relation to the application of taxation treaties.
Full biographies for the newer panel members will be published on our new website which will launch next week.