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
– 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.