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Several members of chambers are frequently instructed in direct and indirect tax litigation and investigations in the following areas: corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, VAT, income tax; and in the context of EU law, tax harmonization, excise duty, VAT, special levies, international transactions, tax and State aid and WTO subsidies.

We have particular experience of acting in litigation arising out of tax avoidance schemes involving various financial instruments and transactions including, for example, disposal of discounted securities, issue of insurance bonds, derecognition of loan relationships, conversion of loan notes and lapsed foreign exchange provisions in qualifying corporate bonds.  We have acted in cases concerning the tax implications of share issues and mergers, of payments into employers’ unapproved funded / unfunded benefit schemes and in challenges to levies including betting levies, airline passenger duty and environmental levies.  Other litigation in which we have been involved includes VAT carousel fraud and transfer pricing cases.

Our clients include HMRC, individuals, companies and trade associations.

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