Tax Appeals

“A very strong set, with a high intellectual calibre.”

Legal 500 2023

“A cut above the rest”

Legal 500 2020

“Recognised leader in the field of financial crime with great strength in depth and excellent counsel.”

Legal 500 2020

We advise and appear regularly in appeals before the First-tier Tax Tribunal and the Upper-tier Tribunal for both appellants and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Our considerable experience of both civil and criminal tax work gives us a unique insight into cases where HMRC have made allegations of fraud. This experience has enabled us to provide comprehensive and strategic advice.

Members of Chambers are renowned for their meticulous preparation and the quality of their written and oral advocacy. We are regularly called upon to advise companies and HMRC  on evidence and matters of domestic and EC law.

Some Members of Chambers have taken on Tax Appeals on a Direct Access basis. Such arrangements can be beneficial to Appellants in that they receive the highest quality representation at a significantly reduced cost. Our Senior Clerks would be pleased to assist with any such enquiries.

Find the right barrister

To find the right tax appeals barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email

“A highly respected chambers with enviable expertise across the full spectrum of financial crime work.”  Chambers UK 2020

“A centre for top-quality excellence.”  Chambers UK 2020

“A cut above the rest.”  Legal 500 2020

“Recognised leader in the field of financial crime, with ‘great strength in depth’ and ‘excellent counsel’.”  Legal 500 2020

Tax Appeals barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Helen Malcolm KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

Saba Naqshbandi KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2024

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi KC
Junior Barristers

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

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