Ranking: Band 2
Although best known for HMRC work, he also has an impressive taxpayer practice and has handled a number of group litigations. Many of his cases involve transfers between international arms of multinational businesses, and deal with issues such as loans to foreign subsidiaries and the taxation of foreign dividends.
“Very user-friendly, approachable and popular with clients.” “A very thoughtful barrister.” (2019)
. . . “Very approachable, down to earth and practical.” (2018)
. . . “Very commercial and very forensic. His work is very, very impressive.” (2017)
Tax: Indirect Tax
Ranking: Band 2
Has a broad range of expertise in indirect tax, including VAT, customs and excise duties and aggregates levy. He undertakes advisory and litigation work for the Revenue and the taxpayer.
“Excellent. He is clear, insightful and really knows his stuff.” “Very bright, very good with clients and very approachable.” (2019)
Described as a “very safe pair of hands,” he has a broad range of expertise in indirect tax, including customs and excise duties and aggregates levy. . . . He is particularly commended as “excellent on his feet.” “He is insightful and clearly an expert in what he does.” “The master of the Aggregates Levy.” (2018)
Described as a “thoughtful” and “understated” individual . . . “He approaches it as a team effort, which is great. He really involves his instructing solicitors so it’s a collaborative effort to get the right result.” “He is always careful to give that extra little bit of thought to something.” (2017)