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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.


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).


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.


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.


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


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.


Radcliffe Chambers is shortlisted for Chambers of the Year- Exceptional Achievement at the Halsbury Legal Awards 2016

We are very pleased to have been nominated in the Chambers of the Year – Exceptional Achievement category at the Halsbury Legal Awards.


Kate Selway and Mark Mullen appointed as members of the Attorney General’s A Panel

Kate Selway and Mark Mullen have been appointed by the Attorney General to be Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) with effect from 1st September 2016.


Radcliffe Chambers ranked in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

We are delighted to have been ranked in the inaugural edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide with 17 of our Members ranked in the Chancery: Traditional practice area.

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