Tax Set of the Year - The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019, Tax Set of the Year - The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

With some of the most experienced tax advisors and litigators at the Bar, our tax team is perfectly placed to deal with all areas of tax impacting both corporate and private clients. Our members act for the tax payer as well as for the government, with twelve members on the Attorney General's panel of junior counsel.

We are ranked as a leading tax set by Chambers High Net Worth, Chambers Global, Chambers UK and Legal 500, with 5 silks and 7 juniors recommended as leading barristers in this field.  We won Tax Set of the Year at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019 and 2015, having been shortlisted in 2017. We also won Tax Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019, having been shortlisted in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

‘Excellent set with good strength in depth at differing levels of experience.’ - Legal 500 2023

'Chambers boasts extensive experience handling cases concerning corporate taxation, capital allowances, stamp taxes, Diverted Profits Tax and IR35 issues.'Tax, Chambers UK 2022

'Sources note that "there are some really great minds there that together constitute a really good, strong team."' - Tax: Private Client, Chambers UK 2022

'Devereux is a "strong set" with a "great deal of expertise" in direct and indirect tax. "‘Very strong tax chambers: high quality counsel who pull together but maintain their individuality.’' - Tax: Corporate, Legal 500 2022

'Devereux Chambers is ‘excellent’ and is ‘strong and up with the best.' - Private Client: Personal Tax, Legal 500 2022

'A set that is home to highly respected barristers who are able to handle broad swathes of tax litigation.' - Tax, Chambers UK 2021

'The barristers at Devereux are recognised as "an excellent team." Opponents say: "If you have them on the other side, you know they will demolish the documentation. They're very thorough."' - Tax: Private Client, Chambers UK 2021

'Devereux is "a good set with great strength in depth" has a sophisticated revenue-side practice, which sits alongside the strong taxpayer-side instructions in relation to both direct and indirect tax.' - Tax: Corporate, Legal 500 2021

'The chambers has "a huge depth of talent in this area and we can always get someone who has the appropriate experience."' - Private Client: Personal Tax, Legal 500 2021

'Devereux is well-known set in the tax sector that has an impressive bench of practitioners offering advisory and litigation experience across a wide range of matters.'Tax, Chambers UK 2020

'The set's team of silks and juniors is sought after by high net worth individuals, HMRC and private clients to assist with a wide variety of matters.' - Tax: Private Client, Chambers UK 2020

'[With] their wider expertise in employment law, commercial disputes, and professional negligence in cross-over matters, the set is able to assist clients in matters involving the minimum wage and employment status, as well as on the tax aspects of negligence claims against promoters of fraudulent tax schemes.' - Tax: Corporate, Legal 500 2020.

'Devereux has a thriving personal tax practice with a "great ethos and a really good mix of different types of technicians, both in terms of skill and personality"'Private Client: Personal Tax, Legal 500 2020. 

In particular, we are recognised for first-class advice and litigation concerning all tax issues relating to:

  • Companies, partnerships and other unincorporated businesses
  • Residence and Domicile (individual and corporates)
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Pension funds
  • Charities
  • Real estate
  • Employment and service provisions (including “IR35” issues) 
  • Structured tax planning
  • Statutory investigation powers and assessment procedures (civil or criminal)
  • VAT, Customs Duties and other indirect taxes
  • Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax

All of our barristers have an excellent reputation for combining in-depth analytical expertise, an ability to deal with highly complex issues and their skill to offer clear and practical advice to professional as well as lay clients. Our members are widely acknowledged as having a real feel for the effective preparation and presentation of factually and legally complex and sensitive cases.

Given our expertise in other core areas of law such as employment, proceeds of crime, fraud and professional negligence, our barristers are ideally placed to advise on the cross-over of tax with any of these areas.