Robert Venables Q.C. is an acknowledged expert on taxation, particularly the taxation of trusts, inheritance tax and offshore and international taxation. He is the author of several seminal works on trusts and taxation, including The Taxation of Trusts 2007 (with Finance Bill 2008 Supplement) and Inheritance Tax Planning. In the course of his practice at the bar over the last quarter century (and particularly since being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990) he has advised on sophisticated planning for many trusts, both at home and abroad, and appeared in landmark cases in the House of Lords, the Privy Council and the European Court of Justice, as well as in the Court of Appeal and High Court. Famous cases involving trusts and/or inheritance tax in which he has appeared include Lady Ingram, Jerome v Kelly, R v Dimsey, and Marshall v Kerr in the House of Lords and Howell v Trippier in the Court of Appeal. He was Chairman of the Revenue Bar Association of England and Wales 2001-05, is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple and a Fellow and Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He was a full-time Oxford law don in the 1970's and is now a non-executive Fellow of the college of St Edmund Hall, in the University of Oxford.
- Chairman of the Revenue Bar Association of England and Wales 2001-05
- Bencher of the Middle Temple (Elected 1999)
- Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Chartered Tax Adviser (from 1999)
- Non-Executive Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
- Consulting Editor of The Offshore Taxation Review, The Personal Tax Planning Review, The Corporate Tax Review and The E.C. Tax Journal; Chairman of the Advisory Editorial Board of The Charity Law and Practice Review.
- Language: French
(A barrister practising at Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square Lincoln’s Inn, WC2A 3UE. Senior Clerk Tony Hall 020 7242 2744. Email taxcham