Edward Waldegrave

Called: 2011

Edward Waldegrave

Edward joined Chambers in December 2012 after completing his twelve month pupillage and a secondment at HMRC. He practises in all areas of tax law. Edward has broad litigation and advisory experience, and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas including:

–          Personal tax

–          Corporate tax

–          SDLT

–          VAT and other indirect taxes

–          Customs and excise duties

He is qualified to be instructed under the public access scheme.


Edward is currently instructed as sole counsel in cases concerning income tax reliefs (including “sideways” loss relief, relief for farming losses, and relief in respect of gifts to charity), VAT, the DOTAS (disclosure of tax avoidance schemes) rules, and customs and excise duty.

He is being led by members of Chambers and silks at other chambers in high value litigation concerning matters such as the tax treatment of LLPs, capital allowances, and VAT in the financial services sector.

Edward also has experience of claims in the High Court for equitable remedies such as rescission and rectification, and professional negligence proceedings. He has also acted (both as sole counsel and being led) in judicial review proceedings concerning tax matters. He has extensive experience of procedural disputes concerning matters such as applications for closure notices, applications for permission to appeal out of time, disclosure and general case management.


Edward advises on a wide range of tax matters, including personal tax, VAT, and SDLT matters. He has recently advised on matters relating to the rearrangement of family trusts, the possibility of obtaining an order for rectification in connection with a corporate restructuring, and the rules concerning the taxation of land development activities.


  • Education

    2006 – 2009: BA Hons in History (Double First) – Christ Church, Oxford

    2009 – 2010: Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) – City University, London

    2010 – 2011: BPTC (Outstanding) – City University, London

  • Scholarships and Prizes

    Christ Church Scholarship

    Lord Bowen Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

    Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

    Megarry Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

    Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

    Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)

    Gluckstein Advocacy Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)

  • Career

    2011: Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn)

    2011 – 2012: Pupillage at Pump Court Tax Chambers

    2012: Seconded to HMRC Solicitors’ Office

    2016: Seconded to McDermott Will & Emery

    2017: Seconded to Taylor Wessing

    February 2017: Appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown – “C” Panel

  • Recent Cases

    –          Cobalt Data Centre 2 LLP v. HMRC  – Upper Tribunal (2019)

    –          Ingenious Games LLP v. HMRC – Upper Tribunal (2019)

    –          Rogge v. Rogge – High Court (2019)

    –          URENCO Chemplants Limited v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2019)

    –          Kerrison v. HMRC – Upper Tribunal (2019)

    –          Naghshineh v.  HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2018)

    –          Hymanson v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2018)

    –          Harley-Davidson Europe Limited v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2017)

    –          Kerrison v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2017)

    –          A v. D – High Court (2017)

    –          Sjumarken v. HMRC – Upper Tribunal (2016)

    –          Chappell v. HMRC – Court of Appeal (2016)

    –          Ingenious Games LLP v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2016)

    –          Sjumarken v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2015)

    –          Scotts Atlantic Management Limited v. HMRC – Upper Tribunal (2015)

    –          Chappell v. HMRC – Upper Tribunal (2014)

    –          Leeds Design Innovation Centre Ltd v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2013)

    –          Scotts Atlantic Management Limited v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2013)

    –          The Professional Golfers Association Limited v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2013)

    –          Hepburn v. HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (2013)

  • The Chambers Guide says...

    Tax: London (Bar)
    Ranking: Up and Coming

    “Pleasant to deal with and very bright.” “He is very hard-working and has a really good grasp of large, complex cases.” (2021)

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