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Legal 500 – Radcliffe Chambers ranked again as Top Tier in the 2016 edition

Radcliffe Chambers is again ranked as a Top Tier set in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 and cited as ‘one of the pre-eminent Chancery sets, with an excellent reputation for both private client and commercial work.’  Malcolm Waters QC is described as being ‘An absolute star in the consumer credit world.’

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Radcliffe Chambers wins STEP Chambers of the Year 2016

We are absolutely delighted to have won Chambers of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards event last night.

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White v HMRC – unauthorised payments in the pensions context.

Frances Ratcliffe appeared before Judge Thomas Scott in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) on 5 September in a case concerning the meaning of unauthorised payments under Part 4 of the Finance Act 2004 in the pensions context.

 

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Judgment given in Ingenious tax litigation – Ingenious Games LLP, Inside Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 0521 (TC)

Nicholas Macklam successfully acted for HMRC (led by Malcolm Gammie CBE QC) in relation to appeals brought by various Ingenious Media LLPs against amendments made by HMRC to the LLPs’ tax returns. The decision of the First-tier Tribunal in respect of those appeals was handed down recently.

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Elliott v Simmonds [2016] EWHC 732 / EWHC 962 (costs)

Oliver Hilton acted for the Claimant in successfully seeking to pronounce for the validity of her partner’s last will, under which she inherited the entirety of his c£2m estate. The Defendant, a secret daughter from a previous relationship who stood to benefit under a previous will, first intimated a positive challenge to the 2012 Will. However once a claim was issued to prove the will, she opted instead to rely on the passive defence under CPR 57.7(5).

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Success for HMRC in Icebreaker tax litigation - Acornwood LLP and others v HMRC [2016] UKUT 0361 (UT)

Nicholas Macklam appeared for HMRC (led by Jonathan Davey QC) in this case, in which HMRC successfully resisted the appeals of a number of “Icebreaker” LLPs against a decision given by the First-tier Tribunal in May 2014.

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Zoya Ltd. v Ahmed [2016] EWHC 1981 (Ch) - Authority to issue proceedings in a company’s name

Daniel Burton, instructed by Penningtons Manches LLP, appeared for the successful Defendant in the trial of a preliminary issue.

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Masala Zone Limited v Golding (Valuation Office) – appeal against assessment of the rateable value.

Clive Moys represented Masala Zone Limited in its successful appeal against the Valuation Tribunal for England’s assessment of the rateable value of its restaurant in Marshall Street, Soho, which had, from the 1960’s until the assignment to Masala Zone, been the home of Cranks

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In re Ralls Builders Ltd (No2) – Snowden J dismisses liquidators’ expenses claim

Christopher Boardman, instructed by Verisona Law appeared for the defendant directors in this case.

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