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QC appointment for Queen Mary professor

One of the UK's top tax barristers, and a legal academic from Queen Mary University of London, is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel, it has been announced.

24 February 2014


Professor David Southern

Professor David Southern, a practising barrister at Temple Tax Chambers, 3 Temple Gardens, deals with all areas of tax litigation and advice.

He has been Director of the School of Tax Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, responsible for LLM tax courses and PhD students, since 1998.

Professor Southern is also a Professorial Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and former Treasurer of the Bar Council.

He has a wide-ranging advocacy practice, including the Court of Justice of the European Union, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber).
Her Majesty The Queen makes the annual appointments to Queen’s Counsel on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling MP.

The Lord Chancellor will preside over the QC appointment ceremony at Westminster Hall on Monday 14 April 2014

“We are delighted that Professor Southern is to be appointed Queen's Counsel.  This richly deserved honour recognises his position as one of the leading barristers in the country,” said Professor Spyros Maniatis, Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary.

For media information, contact:

Paul Jordan
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: p.jordan@qmul.ac.uk
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