Scott has been practising as a Barrister for over 20 years. He advises on tax related matters in conference, by telephone or in writing. Scott also provides advocacy services in all courts from Tribunal to higher courts representing both the taxpayer and HMRC.
Areas of Practice
Tax disputes and planning, companies, employment and incentives, National Insurance, pensions, share schemes, trusts and estates, residence, domicile, indirect tax, VAT, IPT, customs duties (warehousing, wholesalers, and hydrocarbon) insolvency, share and property valuation, penalties and enforcement, proceeds of crime. complex fraud, money laundering, tax and duties evasion, pensions fraud. Brexit implications for National Insurance, pensions and duties. Notable cases: HMRC v Cotter (SC); Pike v HMRC (CA); Bulley, HMIT v Hemmer Investments Limited (HC); Chadwick (Trustee in Bankruptcy for Braniffe) v National Crime Agency (FtT); Eatough v HMRC (FtT); R v Lee (CA Crim Div); R v Roach (CA Crim Div); Jennings v Crown Prosecution Service (CA and HL).
Employment and pensions, litigation, advice and drafting, corporate support, all areas of employment and discrimination law, TUPE, National Minimum Wage, public, private and overseas pensions; social security. Notable cases: Merry v Ministry of Justice (CA); Department for Education v Molyneux (CA).
Judicial review and public law. Notable cases: R (Howard) v Official Receiver (Admin); R (Rouse) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (UT); R (Derry) v Revenue and Customs (Admin).
Education, Professional Memberships and Appointments
Revenue Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple. Tax, pensions and employment lawyer at Hammonds (1997 – 2000); Clifford Chance (2000 – 2002); and Wedlake Bell (2002 – 2004). Tenancies at Exchange Chambers (since 2004) and Temple Tax Chambers (since 2008).
Appointed Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel: Regional A panel – instructed in tax and duties, pensions, employment matters and judicial review.
Also at Exchange Chambers https://www.exchangechambers.co.uk, Manchester - Liverpool - Leeds
Directories - Professional Recommendations
“His technical knowledge and thoroughness of preparation and attention to detail was first-rate.” “He’s trusted with some serious work.” Chambers and Partners (2019)
“He manages to get the balance right between being technical whilst being very commercially aware.” Chambers and Partners (2018)
“...deals with corporate and personal tax advice and tax litigation. He is also involved in pensions.” "Efficient and hard-working, he is a bright lad who is responsive to what solicitors and clients need." Chambers and Partners (2012)
“…consistently impressing with his clear grasp of accountancy matters, attention to detail and ability to make cogent arguments in favour of his client.” His practice takes in general corporate advisory work and litigation. Personal tax and VAT are also key areas of strength. Clients enthusiastically comment that he “is always well prepared and has the ability to think around contentious points.” Chambers and Partners (2011)
“…recommended for pensions”. Legal 500 (2012)
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