Exchequer Chambers

Exchequer Chambers specialises in tax law and related public, commercial and international law

Exchequer Chambers

Our philosophy

Through exchange there comes enrichment.

Through discussion, ideas are improved.

Problems are solved, issues become clearer.

Exchequer Chambers specialises in tax law and related public, commercial and international law. It is a new set of barristers’ chambers with a new philosophy.  The chambers starts with four members. Knowledge of tax is complemented by advocacy skills and specialist expertise in wider areas. 

Our members collaborate with each other and they collaborate with you and your clients. We believe in exchanging ideas. Through exchange there comes enrichment. Problems are solved, issues become clearer. We believe in finding solutions, either through advice or litigation. We do not wish to charge by the hour regardless of whether there is a solution.

 

We aim to create a healthy dialogue of ideas through publications, seminars, newsletters, webinars and podcasts. This spread of ideas extends to pupils. Exchequer Chambers proposes to take pupils regardless of its need to recruit new members, thus enabling trainee barristers to complete their education. Our policy on the recruitment of pupils will be published on our website, and once available we welcome applications.

Andrew Thornhill QC

Andrew is Head of Chambers. He has extensive experience across the full range of tax law, particularly employee benefit trusts, employee remuneration, share schemes, inheritance tax/capital gains tax planning and litigation. The guides say: “He’s a go-to member of the Bar particularly in relation to the tax implications of employment structures.” (2020) “His technical knowledge and breadth of experience is matched only by his commercial awareness.” “Very user-friendly. He’s got a very in-depth knowledge of his subject and is very creative.” (2019)

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Andrew Thornhill QC

Richard Clayton QC

Chambers Directory 2019 describes Richard Clayton QC as “one of the finest minds at the Bar… an intellectual giant who is an asset to the Bar". Richard is a commercial litigator/arbitrator and undertakes cases concerning commercial contracts, civil fraud, breaches of directors’ duties, insolvency, restitution and advisory and litigation work (for and against public bodies) covering tax, human rights, local government (e.g. vires and powers, governance and finance), public procurement, Privy Council, international work (particularly, the Caribbean) and regulatory/disciplinary work.

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Richard Clayton QC

Suleman Ahmed

Suleman accepts instructions in all areas of UK and international tax, and chancery/commercial law. He has a particular interest in tax matters with a commercial focus, as well as chancery/commercial disputes either litigated in courts or arbitration tribunals, especially energy; oil and gas; mining; company; and restitution related matters. Prior to the bar, Suleman was at a law firm where he specialised in chancery and commercial disputes, some of which were international. He has worked on matters being litigated in the ICSID tribunals, and has advised other major clients including an international airline.

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Suleman Ahmed

David Welsh

David joins Exchequer Chambers as a practising pupil for a short initial period before becoming a full member of chambers. David is a member of the Scottish Bar, having called as the Lord Reid Scholar 2016/17. Prior to calling to the Bar, David was qualified as a solicitor in Scotland as well as in England and Wales. David’s principal areas of practice are taxation, traditional chancery and public law. He also has significant experience of corporate and commercial disputes, including disputes related to insolvency. His experience spans both contentious as well as non-contentious matters.

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David Welsh

How can we help?

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you and your clients.

  • Tax and related public law
  • Commercial and international law
  • Collaborating to find solutions, through advice or litigation
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