David Southern QC

David Southern QC


Temple Tax Chambers

David Southern was called to the Bar in 1982. He gained an thorough grounding of tax working for the Inland Revenue and later for Lloyds Bank before transferring to the Revenue Bar in 1997. This experience has given him a unique insight in to the approach of Government departments and the needs of commercial clients.

He regularly appears in a wide range of Tax Tribunals and Courts up to and including the European Court of Justice. His advisory work covers most areas of business and personal tax and clients include leading corporates, prominent individuals and political parties.

Drawing on his in depth knowledge of banking, David specialises in the VAT treatment of financial services. He also advises a number of National Charities on VAT issues and appeared in Crossroads Association v R & C Comrs TC/2009/14805 (First-tier Tribunal). He has extensive experience of VAT on commercial property transactions.

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