Field Court Tax Chambers

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Really clever and very assiduous Chambers & Partners

Imran S Afzal

Call: 2008

Imran read Law at Oxford as an undergraduate and postgraduate, coming top of the university on both occasions. He studied tax as part of both his BA and BCL degrees, winning prizes in all the tax exams he sat. In 2014 he founded Field Court Tax Chambers with three colleagues, having previously practised in another set of tax chambers.

He has a broad practice, and has been involved in a range of domestic and international matters, acting for companies, individuals and tax authorities. In addition to advisory work he is regularly involved in litigation. Indeed, he first made oral submissions, shortly after commencing practice, before the Privy Council in Mauritius. In 2012 he was appointed to the Attorney-General’s C Panel, and in 2017 to the B Panel.

Imran is often instructed in high-profile and high-value matters. By way of example, he has acted for:

  • Arron Banks in relation to whether the unavailability of tax relief for donations to UKIP constituted a breach of human rights and/or EU law;
  • Gallaher Ltd (part of the Japan Tobacco group) in relation to whether an “exit tax” on cross-border transfers of assets (for consideration in excess of £2 billion) was a breach of EU law;
  • the Mauritius Revenue Authority in a transfer pricing matter where the sums at stake exceeded $100 million; and
  • for HMRC in the Icebreaker and Ingenious cases.

BPP LAW SCHOOL, LONDON (2007-08)
Bar Vocational Course: Outstanding

  • Awarded Mansfield Scholarship, Hardwicke Scholarship, Buchanan Prize and Megarry Scholarship (for pupillage) by Lincoln’s Inn

MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY (2003-07)
BCL (2006-07): Distinction (Class Rank: 1st in the university)

  • Awarded a scholarship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Highest marks in all four papers (all first class)
  • Vinerian Scholarship for best performance in the university
  • Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers Prize for best performance in Personal Taxation
  • KPMG Prize for best performance in Corporate & Business Taxation
  • Allen & Overy Prize for best performance in Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Book Prize from Merton College

MA Jurisprudence (2003-06): First (Class Rank: 1st in the university)

  • Only student with first class marks in all nine Finals papers
  • Martin Wronker Prize for best performance in Finals in the university
  • Top Gibbs Prize for best overall performance in Contract, Tort, Trusts and Land Law in Finals
  • 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for best performance in Commercial Law in Finals
  • McGrigors Prize for best performance in Taxation Law in Finals
  • Norton Rose Prize for best performance in College in Law Mods
  • Various College Prizes

Revenue Bar Association

Imran S Afzal’s cases include:

Avago Technologies Trading Ltd v Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority – Assessment Review Committee, Mauritius – decision to follow

The Medical Defence Union Ltd v HMRC – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) – decision to follow

Gallaher Ltd v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 207 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2019] UKUT 226 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

McCabe v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 317 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Grint v HMRC [2019] UKUT 28 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Mackay v HMRC [2018] UKUT 378 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd (in special liquidation) and another v HMRC [2019] UKUT 0277 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Arron Banks v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 617 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Rajesh Gill v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 245 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Littlewoods Ltd and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2017] UKSC 70 – Supreme Court

Rajesh Gill v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 0597 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Clavis Liberty Fund 1 LP (acting through Cowen) v HMRC [2017] UKUT 0418 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Seven Individuals v HMRC (Icebreaker litigation) [2017] UKUT 0132 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd (in special liquidation) and another v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 0702 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Grove Park Development Ltd v Mauritius Revenue Authority and another [2017] UKPC 4 – Privy Council

HMRC v Root2Tax Limited and another [2017] UKFTT 0696 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Anthony Mackay v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 0441 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 0429 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 0521 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Rupert Grint v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 0537 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Shophold (Mauritius) Ltd v The Assessment Review Committee and another [2016] UKPC 12 – Privy Council

Clavis Liberty 1 LP (acting through Mr D J Cowen) TC05028 – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Healey v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2015] UKUT 140 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Savva and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2015] UKUT 141 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Littlewoods Ltd and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2015] EWCA Civ 515 – EWCA Civ 515 – Court of Appeal

Ingenious Games LLP and others v HMRC [2015] UKUT 105 (TCC) – Upper Tribunal

Emblaze Mobility Solutions Ltd v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 0679 (TC)– First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Littlewoods Retail Ltd & Others v HMRC [2014] EWHC 868 (Ch)– High Court

Malcolm Healey v HMRC [2013] UKFTT 176 (TC) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Acornwood LLP & Others v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 416 (TC) (“Icebreaker” litigation) – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

National Bank of Kuwait (International) Plc v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 345 (TC – First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Blumenthal v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 497 (TC)– First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Sharon Investments Ltd v HMRC [2011] UKPC 34 – Privy Council

Mark Higgins Rallying v HMRC [2011] UKFTT 340 (TC) (20 May 2011)– First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

Littlewoods Retail Ltd & Others v HMRC [2010] EWHC 2771 (Ch) – High Court

Littlewoods Retail Ltd & Others v HMRC [2010] EWHC 1071 (Ch) – High Court

Mirbel & Others v The State of Maritius & Others [2010] UKPC 16 – Privy Council

Hurnam v Bholah [2010] UKPC 12 – The State of Mauritius intervening – Privy Council

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth, Tax: Private Client (2019)
Imran Afzal often handles avoidance scheme cases, and many of his cases involve international tax questions. An instructing solicitor says he is an “exceptionally bright junior, very hard-working, and can be trusted to really get involved in the detail. I’m sure he will have a very glittering career as a junior. He seems to be involved in a lot of interesting ongoing cases – some for the tax man but most for the taxpayer.”
Ranked: Band 2

Chambers & Partners UK Bar, Tax (2019)
Has an established reputation for his handling of a range of domestic and international tax matters including those relating to double tax treaties and transfer pricing. He represents a wide array of clients including tax authorities, companies and private clients, and acts in both contentious and non-contentious cases.
Strengths: “An exceptionally bright junior who is very hard-working and can be trusted to really get involved in the detail of a case.”
Recent work: Acted for the Revenue in Ingenious Games LLP and Others v HMRC, which related to a large film finance scheme.
Ranked: Band 2

Chambers & Partners UK Bar, Tax: Private Client (2019)
In demand from both HMRC and taxpayers for the most high-profile and complex matters, Afzal is a particularly fine choice of counsel for tax scheme litigation and questions of residence and domicile. He is well known among private client tax specialists for his work on the ‘Icebreaker’ partnership scheme litigation, where he acted on behalf of the Revenue.
Strengths: “Extremely helpful and professional, he is patient and takes time to make sure that you understand the process and the arguments. His work is very detailed, well researched and extremely thorough.” “An exceptionally bright junior who is very hard-working and can be trusted to really get involved in the detail.”
Recent work: Acted for the taxpayer in Arron Banks v HMRC, a case concerning whether the absence of tax relief for donations to UKIP was a breach of human rights and/or a breach of European law.
Ranked: Band 2

Chambers & Partners Global, Private Wealth: Tax-UK (2019)
Best known among private client tax specialists for his work on the ‘Icebreaker’ partnership scheme litigation, where he acted on behalf of the Revenue. He also has a strong taxpayer-side practice on residence and domicile matters, and on tax scheme litigation.
Strengths: “He’s excellent to work with.” “He is undoubtedly very clever.”
Recent work: Represented a taxpayer against HMRC in a case concerning whether or not particular documents constitute accounts and whether or not an accounting date was changed successfully for tax purposes.
Ranked: Band 3

Legal 500, Tax: corporate (2019)
“His intelligence and knowledge of UK tax matters is demonstrated on each engagement.”
Ranked: Band 2

Legal 500, Private Client: Personal Tax (2019)
“A clever junior of note.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2018)
Best known among private client tax specialists for his work on the ‘Icebreaker’ partnership scheme litigation, where he acted on behalf of the Revenue. He also has a strong taxpayer-side practice on residence and domicile matters, and on tax scheme litigation.
Strengths: “A very, very clever man, with a razor-sharp brain. He puts the rest of us to shame; he is destined for great things. He is also extremely clear in his analysis.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax (2018)
Has a growing reputation for his handling of a range of domestic and international tax issues. He represents a wide array of clients including tax authorities, companies and private clients. He acts in litigation proceedings and also has a robust advisory practice.
Strengths: “He gives good, clever advice and is very detailed and thorough.” “Really clever and very assiduous.”
Ranked: Band 3

Legal 500, Tax: corporate (2017)
“Very proactive and commercial in his approach, and also a pleasure to work with.”
Ranked: Band 2

Legal 500, Private Client: Personal Tax (2017)
“Hugely knowledgeable on UK taxation and outstanding in his written work.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth, Tax: Private Client (2017)
Imran Afzal is best known among private client tax specialists for his work on the ‘Icebreaker’ partnership scheme litigation, where he acted on behalf of the Revenue. He also has a strong taxpayer-side practice on residence and domicile matters, and on tax scheme litigation. Afzal is a “very, very clever man, with a razor-sharp brain. He puts the rest of us to shame, he is destined for great things,” enthuses a source, adding: “He is also extremely clear in his analysis.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2017)
Possesses knowledge on international and domestic tax matters. He represents high-profile clients on litigious matters, and has appeared before domestic and foreign courts.
Strengths: “He is a very bright man. He is wise beyond his years in terms of knowledge of the law, judgement and how to take particular matters forward.” “He is a very talented lawyer and very clever.”
Recent work: Represented HMRC in the Icebreaker case and on whether partnership members could claim tax relief as a result of partnership losses.
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax (2017)
Has a growing reputation for his handling of a range of domestic and international tax issues. He represents a wide array of clients in litigation and also has a robust advisory practice.
Strengths: “Incredibly thorough and really on the ball.”
Recent work: Led in a case concerning whether or not individual members of a partnership could claim tax relief in respect of disputed losses.
Ranked: Up-and-coming

Legal 500, Tax: corporate and VAT (2016)
Imran Afzal is instructed by HMRC to appear in the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of the Littlewoods VAT case.
“His work includes partnership and international cases.”
Ranked: Band 2

Legal 500, Private Client: Personal Tax (2016)
Imran Afzal successfully represented HMRC in Acornwood LLP and others v HMRC, in which the First Tier Tribunal found against the “Icebreaker” tax avoidance scheme.
“He represents taxpayers and the Revenue in a range of matters.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2016)
Maintains a well-regarded private client practice advising both domestic and international clients. His capabilities stretch broadly across the practice area and he regularly acts in high-value and high-profile cases.
“He is very sharp, and able to consume and digest a lot of material quickly and accurately.”
“He’s very clear in his written expression and a pleasure to work with.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2015)
A genuine tax all-rounder, with experience of acting for clients across the Tax Bar. He is comfortable handling both advisory and dispute resolution work in both the domestic and international contexts.
Expertise: “He grasps the nettle thoroughly and is able to cut through the law.”
Ranked: Band 3

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2014)
Focuses on private client representation as part of a broad corporate and personal tax practice. He handles both advisory work and dispute resolution.
Ranked as “Up and Coming”

Chambers & Partners, Tax: Private Client (2013)
Imran Afzal is listed as an up-and-comer this year, after impressing in a series of high-profile cases: “He is extremely impressive, and a very clever man. He deals with things swiftly and to a high level. Afzal is wise beyond his years.”
Ranked
as “Up and Coming”

Legal 500, Tax: corporate and VAT (2012)
“One of the best young juniors at the tax Bar”

Imran usually charges for work on a fixed fee or hourly rate basis. Occasionally Imran may charge on the basis of a daily rate (that will typically be the case if Imran is required to go abroad). Professional and licensed access clients may contact either Imran directly (ia@fieldtax.com), or one of the Practice Managers (chambers@fieldtax.com), to obtain a quotation for legal services. Additional contact details can be found on the Contact page.

If requested, Imran is happy to provide you with an indication of how long a particular piece of work is likely to take. If you have a particular deadline Imran can let you know in advance whether that is feasible. He will always endeavour to meet a client’s timescale, but his ability to do so will depend on the amount of work involved and his pre-existing commitments (in particular if he is involved in tribunal/court proceedings).

Imran wants to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service provided to you, then you should inform us as soon as possible. Details of our complaints procedure, together with details about making complaints to the Legal Ombudsman, can be found here.

Imran is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The Barrister’s Register on the BSB’s website can be found here.

VAT number: 976 1603 02

Privacy Notice – General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who I share this information with, the security mechanisms I have put in place to protect your data and how to contact me in the event you need further information.

Who Am I
I, Imran Afzal, collect, use and am responsible for personal information about you. When I do this I am the ‘controller’ of this information for the purposes of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you need to contact me about your data or the processing carried out you can use the contact details at the end of this document.

What do I do with your information?

Information collected
When carrying out the provision of legal services or providing a reference I collect some or all of the following personal information that you provide:

  • personal details
  • family details
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • goods and services
  • financial details
  • education, training and employment details
  • physical or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious, philosophical or other beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • sex life or sexual orientation
  • criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences, and related security measures
  • other personal data relevant to instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question.

Information collected from other sources.
The same categories of information may also be obtained from third parties, such as other legal professionals or experts, members of the public, your family and friends, witnesses, courts and other tribunals, investigators, government departments, regulators, public records and registers.

How I use your personal information: Purposes
I may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide legal services to my clients, including the provision of legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • to keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • to take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • to respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • to check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • to promote and market my services
  • to carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • to train other barristers and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • to respond to requests for references
  • when procuring goods and services
  • to publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • as required or permitted by law.

Whether information has to be provided by you, and why
If I have been instructed by you or on your behalf on a case or if you have asked for a reference, your personal information has to be provided, to enable me to provide you with advice or representation or the reference, and to enable me to comply with my professional obligations, and to keep accounting records.

The legal basis for processing your personal information

I rely on the following as the lawful bases on which I collect and use your personal information:

  • If you have consented to the processing of your personal information, then I may process your information for the Purposes set out above to the extent to which you have consented to me doing so.
  • If you are a client, processing is necessary for the performance of a contract for legal services or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
  • In relation to information which is in categories (g) to (m) above (these being categories which are considered to include particularly sensitive information and which include information about criminal convictions or proceedings) I rely on your consent for any processing for the purposes set out in purposes (ii), (iv), (vi), (viii) and (ix) above. I need your consent to carry out processing of this data for these purposes. However, if you do not consent to processing for purposes (iv) and (ix) (responding to potential complaints and providing a reference) I will be unable to take your case or to provide a reference. This is because I need to be able to retain all the material about your case until there is no prospect of a complaint and to provide an informed and complete reference.
  • In relation to information in categories (g) to (m) above (these being categories which are considered to be particularly sensitive information and include information about criminal convictions or proceedings), I am entitled by law to process the information where the processing is necessary for legal proceedings, legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights.
  • In relation to information which is not in categories (g) to (m) above, I rely on my legitimate interest and/or the legitimate interests of a third party in carrying out the processing for the Purposes set out above.
  • In certain circumstances processing may be necessary in order that I can comply with a legal obligation to which I am subject (including carrying out anti-money laundering or terrorist financing checks).
  • The processing is necessary to publish judgments or other decisions of courts or tribunals.

Who will I share your personal information with?

If you are a client, some of the information you provide will be protected by legal professional privilege unless and until the information becomes public in the course of any proceedings or otherwise. As a barrister I have an obligation to keep your information confidential, except where it otherwise becomes public or is disclosed as part of the case or proceedings.

It may be necessary to share your information with the following:

  • data processors, such as my Chambers staff, IT support staff, email providers, data storage providers
  • other legal professionals
  • experts and other witnesses
  • prosecution authorities
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my chambers
  • trainee barristers
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other members of Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • the intended recipient, where you have asked me to provide a reference.
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals.

I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.

I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where required or permitted by law.

Sources of information

The personal information I obtain may include information which has been obtained from:

  • other legal professionals
  • experts and other witnesses
  • prosecution authorities
  • courts and tribunals
  • trainee barristers
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other members of Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • the intended recipient, where you have asked me to provide a reference.
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • data processors, such as my Chambers staff, IT support staff, email providers, data storage providers
  • public sources, such as the press, public registers and law reports.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA in any particular case or for a reference. However, if you reside outside the EEA or your case or the role for which you require a reference involves persons or organisations or courts and tribunals outside the EEA then it may be necessary to transfer some of your data to that country outside of the EEA for that purpose. If you are in a country outside the EEA or if the instructions you provide come from outside the EEA then it is inevitable that information will be transferred to those countries. If this applies to you and you wish additional precautions to be taken in respect of your information please indicate this when providing initial instructions.

Some countries and organisations outside the EEA have been assessed by the European Commission and their data protection laws and procedures found to show adequate protection. The list can be found here. Most do not. If your information has to be transferred outside the EEA, then it may not have the same protections and you may not have the same rights as you would within the EEA.

I may transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA):

  • cloud data storage services based in the USA who have agreed to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, in order to enable me to store your data and/or backup copies of your data so that I may access your data when they need to. The USA does not have the same data protection laws as the EU but the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been recognised by the European Commission as providing adequate protection. To obtain further details of that protection see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/eu-us-privacy-shield_en.
  • cloud data storage services based in Switzerland, in order to enable me to store your data and/or backup copies of your data so that I may access your data when I need to. Switzerland does not have the same data protection laws as the EU but has been recognised by the European Commission as providing adequate protection; see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en.

If I decide to publish a judgment or other decision of a Court or Tribunal containing your information then this will be published to the world. 

I will not otherwise transfer personal information outside the EEA except as necessary for providing legal services or for any legal proceedings. In particular, on occasion I may be working from abroad outside the EEA and as such I may take personal information with me so that I can work from abroad.

If you would like any further information please use the contact details at the end of this document.

How long will I store your personal data?

I will normally store all your information:

  • until at least 1 year after the expiry of any relevant limitation period. The law relating to limitation periods is complicated, but for present purposes I will usually rely (pursuant to the overriding time limit in s.14B Limitation Act 1980) on a period of 15 years from the conclusion of a matter). This is because it may be needed for potential legal proceedings. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period. The latter retention period is likely to occur only where the information is needed for legal proceedings, regulatory matters or active complaints. Deletion will be carried out (without further notice to you) as soon as reasonably practicable after the data is marked for deletion. Some materials (e.g. opinions and legal pleadings) might be retained in anonymised form rather than being deleted.
  • I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited to your name and contact details and the name of the case. This will not include any information within categories (g) to (m) above.
  • Information related to anti-money laundering checks will be retained until five years after the completion of the transaction or the end of the business relationship, whichever is the later;
  • Names and contact details held for marketing purposes will be stored indefinitely or until I or my Practice Managers become aware or are informed that the individual has ceased to be a potential client.
  • The legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals will be stored and published indefinitely.

How will I keep your personal data secure?

I will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is kept secure. Chambers itself is in a secure location (Gray’s Inn has a CCTV system and porters are usually on duty) and doors in Chambers have locks on them: thus physical items stored within Chambers (e.g. hardcopy documents, data storage devices) should be secure from theft. In terms of data held electronically, steps I will take include (a) the use of encryption, (b) at appropriate times deleting data from cloud data storage / email servers and transferring it to two encrypted external hard drives (kept in secure locations), (c) after the conclusion of a matter limiting documents held in hardcopy form (i.e. use of electronic storage instead), and (d) when electronic documents are deleted, making use of “eraser software” for secure deletion.

Consent

As explained above, I am relying on your explicit consent to process your information in categories (g) to (m) above. You provided this consent when you agreed that I would provide legal services/you asked me to provide a reference.

You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, but this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activity I have carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent. However, where I also rely on other bases for processing your information, you may not be able to prevent processing of your data.

If there is an issue with the processing of your information, please contact me or my Practice Managers using the contact details below.

Your rights

Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. These are free of charge. In summary, you may have the right to:

  • Ask for access to your personal information and other supplementary information;
  • Ask for correction of mistakes in your data or to complete missing information I hold on you;
  • Ask for your personal information to be erased, in certain circumstances;
  • Receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to me or have this information sent to a third party. This will be provided to you or the third party in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, e.g. a Word file;
  • Object at any time to processing of your personal information for direct marketing;
  • Object in certain other situations to the continued processing of your personal information;
  • Restrict my processing of your personal information in certain circumstances;
  • Request not to be the subject to automated decision-making which produces legal effects that concern you or affects you in a significant way.

If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual’s rights under the GDPR.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please:

  • Use the contact details at the end of this document;
  • I may need to ask you to provide other information so that you can be identified;
  • Please provide a contact address so that you can be contacted to request further information to verify your identity;
  • Provide proof of your identity and address;
  • State the right or rights that you wish to exercise.

I will respond to you within one month from when I receive your request.

How to make a complaint?

The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners’ Office if you are in the UK, or with the supervisory authority of the Member State where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted at http://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Future Processing

I do not intend to process your personal information except for the reasons stated within this privacy notice. If this changes, this privacy notice will be amended and placed on the Chambers website.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was published on 24th May 2018 and last updated on 24th May 2018.

I continually review my privacy practices and may change this policy from time to time. When I do it will be placed on the website www.fieldtax.com.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information I hold about you, please contact me or my Practice Managers (Marie Burke or Stephanie Talbot).

The best way to contact me is by one of the following:

  • to email me at ia@fieldtax.com
  • write to me at my Chambers address (Field Court Tax Chambers, 3 Field Court, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R 5EP)
  • contact my Practice Managers by email at  chambers@fieldtax.com
  • telephone me or my Practice Managers at 020 3693 3700.