Tax Barristers David Southern and Roger Thomas appointed Queens Counsel

 In Pump Court Tax Chambers, Temple Tax Chambers

Pump Court Tax Chambers has announced that Roger Thomas has been appointed Queens Counsel.

Roger will be formally appointed in the annual Silk ceremony, which will take place at the House of Lords on Monday 14th April 2014. He was called to the Bar in 1979 and his practice covers all areas of corporate and personal tax. He has developed a name for his expertise in SDLT and VAT.

Recent cases:
Yarburgh Children’s Trust v CCE (High Court); Kerr v Brown Boyd v Brown(Special Commissioners); Public & Commercial Services Union v CCE(High Court); St Paul’s Community Development Trust v CCE (High Court);PJG Developments Limited v CCE (VAT Tribunal); Messenger Leisure Developments Limited v CCE (Court of Appeal); Marshall Motor Group v HMRC (VAT Tribunal); St Helen’s School v HMRC (High Court); Telent plc v HMRC (VAT Tribunal); Northampton Theatres Trust v HMRC (VAT Tribunal); HSBC v HMRC (ECJ); Atrium Club Ltd v HMRC (VAT Tribunal).


Temple Tax Chambers also announced that David Southern will be made a QC.

Mr Southern was called to the Bar in 1982. He gained an thorough grounding of tax working for the Inland Revenue and later for Lloyds Bank before transferring to the Revenue Bar in 1997. This experience has given him a unique insight in to the approach of Government departments and the needs of commercial clients.

Recent reported cases:

Weston v Revenue & Customs [2014] UKFTT 11 (TC)

Cowan v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT 604 (TC)

KDM International Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT 315 (TC)

Allchin v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT 198 (TC)

Copthorn Holdings Ltd v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKFTT (TC)

BAA Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2013] EWCA Civ 112

R & C Comrs v Arachige [2011] STC 33

Astra-Zeneca Uk Ltd v R & C Comrs (Case C-40/09) (European Court)

BAA v R & C Comrs [2010] UKFTT 43 (TC) (First-Tier Tribunal)

Coll v R & C Comrs ([2009] SFTD 101 (First-Tier Tribunal)

Elizabeth Court (Bournemouth) Ltd v R & C Comrs [2009] STC 682 (High Court)

Harding v R & C Comrs [2008] STC 3499 (Court of Appeal)

Fleming (t/a Bodycraft) v R & C Comrs [2008] STC 324 (House of Lords)

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