Zizhen Yang

Called: 2009

Zizhen Yang

Nominated as Tax Junior of the Year in both the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2020 and The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020, Zizhen has been consistently ranked in both directories.  Described by clients and colleagues in the legal directories as having “a deep knowledge and understanding of tax”, she is “brilliant, bright, hard-working and focused” and “an excellent junior”.

Zizhen is noted for her advocacy in court, for which she is described as “impressive”, a “very thoughtful advocate” and “very organised and unflappable”. She “produces outstanding drafting” that is “very articulate [and] precise”.  When advising, Zizhen is described as “creative and very, very good with technical arguments”, “her analytical skills are top-rate”, “she comes up with things that other people haven’t really identified”, and she has the “ability to cut through to the heart of an issue”.

Zizhen is also “user-friendly”, “well liked and highly regarded”, “incredibly industrious”, “phenomenally hard-working” and “enormously responsive”.  She is generally recommended as “enormously impressive”.

Possessing a depth of experience across the spectrum of tax issues, in addition to experience in commercial matters,  Zizhen is particularly well noted for her extensive experience in indirect tax.  Her practice has spanned a number of high-profile cases, most recently in VAT, landfill tax and SDLT, in addition to other areas.

As well as a wide-ranging advisory practice, Zizhen has a wealth of litigation experience in both trial and appellate advocacy, having appeared as the advocate in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Upper Tribunal, and the First-tier Tribunal, as well as having appeared in the European Court of Justice.

Zizhen is happy to accept instructions under the Joint Advisory Scheme and Special Advocacy Scheme.  She is also qualified to accept Public Access instructions.

Menu