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Tax Counsel

This Scheme is for members of the Participating Professional Bodies (PPBs) who wish to seek advice from members of the Revenue Bar Association (RBS) on simple matters by telephone or fax for a fixed fee.

The Scheme is designed for:-

  • Discussion of relatively short points
  • Where problems can be explained over the telephone
  • Where an indication is sought as to whether the point is of sufficient interest to justify further consideration

If, after initial discussion, you wish to involve Counsel, full instructions should be provided in the normal way. It is important that instructions are given in advance of the work being undertaken.

If you prefer, a summary of the problem, contained on a single side of A4, may be faxed to Counsel in advance of the telephone discussion. This gives Counsel the opportunity to consider the issues in advance. In such circumstances, a preliminary telephone call to the Clerk to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss the problem is advisable.

How to use the Scheme

Select a participating RBA member from the list at the end of this page and telephone the Chambers’ Clerk. Identify yourself as a PPB member who wishes to obtain advice under the Joint Advisory Scheme.

You will be asked for:-

  • Your address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your fax number

You will be sent the standard terms and conditions by the Chambers’ Clerk. It is your responsibility to check that the barristers are still participating in the Joint Advisory Scheme.

Participating Barristers

11 New Square, Chambers of John Gardiner QC, First Floor, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QB
Tel: 020 7242 4017 Fax: 020 7831 2391
Email: Website:
Jolyon Maugham, Philip Walford

Pump Court Tax Chambers, 16 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4EB
Tel: 020 7414 8080 Fax: 020 7414 8099 DX London 312
Email: Website:
Rupert Baldry, Julian Ghosh, James Henderson, Andrew Hitchmough, Adrian Shipwright, Richard Vallat, Elizabeth Wilson, Jeremy Woolf.

9 Stone Buildings, Chambers of Vivien Chapman, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3NN
Tel: 020 7404 5055 Fax: 020 7405 1551 DX 314 LDE Chancery Lane
Email: Website:
John Smart, Richard Wilson

11 Stone Buildings, Chambers of Edward Cohen, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TG
Tel: 020 7831 6381 Fax: 020 7831 2575 DX: 1022 Chancery Lane
Email: Website:
Douglas Keel

3 Temple Gardens, Chambers of Richard Branwell QC, Temple, London EC4Y 9AU
Tel: 020 7353 7884 Fax: 020 7583 2044
Email: Website:
Eamon McNicholas, David Southern, Jonathan Schwarz


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