Edition 4th
Published June 2019
Length 388pp
Suitable for Tax advisers, Anyone working with tax appeals
Price 85 (or see Bundles page)
ISBN 9781908545879

Tax Appeals


A clear guide to the procedures involved in taking a case to the Tax Chamber at the First-tier Tribunal, written by an experienced barrister who appears frequently in the Tax Chamber and the higher Courts. Referring to well over 200 case precedents, the author invariably brings out the practical implications for other Tribunal users. NOTE: Earlier editions of this book were published under the title Tax Chamber Hearings.

On the one hand, the book provides detailed technical analysis of the legalities underpinning the tax appeals process. On the other, it offers guidance on procedural matters and on such practical issues as dress code, the typical layout of the room and the order in which the parties speak. 

"A comprehensive and practical discussion of the Tax Chamber jurisdiction, rules and procedures." [TAXline review of earlier edition] 

"The book is arranged in a logical, user-friendly way, taking the reader through all aspects of the tribunal process from start to finish." [TAXline review of 4th edition] 

"I can only applaud the approach of this guide, of stepping through the rules, providing a clear explanation and illustrating the explanation with practical examples. The analysis is clear, concise and to the point. There is also a good deal of useful and informative practical advice, difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere ..." [Judge Colin Bishopp, then President of the Tax Chamber, writing in the foreword to the first edition.] 

Keith Gordon MA (Oxon), FCA, CTA (Fellow), Barrister practises from Temple Tax Chambers in London. Read more here.

The 4th edition has been hugely expanded, with more than 100 additional pages. New material for this edition includes:

  • ten top tips for avoiding misunderstandings;
  • stricter enforcement of Tribunal rules;
  • unreasonable conduct;
  • witness examination;
  • time limits;
  • costs orders;
  • the Scottish tax Tribunals.

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