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Rating

Chambers has a leading reputation for its work in rating acting for local authorities, government departments and private entities.

Rating (valuation)

Rating valuation, that is, the assessment of rateable values and the identification of hereditaments are determined by the Valuation Tribunal (for England or Wales, as the case may be) and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Members of FTB have advised and appeared in almost all of the major rating cases in recent years (both in England and Wales and abroad). 

Rating (collection)

The collection of rates due on occupied and unoccupied property is carried out by ‘billing authorities’ who are mainly district and borough councils. Members of FTB advise and appear in the Magistrates Courts and the High Court in relation to rate collection issues for billing authorities and ratepayers.

Three of the editors of the leading textbook, Ryde on Rating & the Council Tax, are Members of FTB.

The Council Tax

Members of Chambers are frequently instructed in council tax matters, both before the Valuation Tribunal for England, in Magistrates’ Courts and on appeal in the High Court and above. Members of Chambers also advise local authorities on policy issues related to the council tax. 

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FTB members that practise in Rating

Queen's Counsel

Andrew Tait QC
Year of call:
1981
QC:
2003
Guy Roots QC
Year of call:
1969
QC:
1989
Richard Phillips QC
Year of call:
1970
QC:
1990
Robert McCracken QC
Year of call:
1973
QC:
2003
Michael Humphries QC
Year of call:
1982
QC:
2003
David Matthias QC
Year of call:
1980
QC:
2006
Morag Ellis QC
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2006
Richard Glover QC
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2009
Mark Hill  QC
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Simon Bird QC
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Douglas Edwards QC
Year of call:
1992
QC:
2010
Gregory Jones QC
Year of call:
1991
QC:
2011
Suzanne Ornsby QC
Year of call:
1986
QC:
2012
James Pereira QC
Year of call:
1996
QC:
2014
Saira Kabir Sheikh QC
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2014
Hereward Phillpot QC
Year of call:
1997
QC:
2015
Alexander Booth QC
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2016
Jeremy Phillips QC
Year of call:
2004
QC:
2018

Juniors

Philip Petchey
Year of call:
1976
Timothy Comyn
Year of call:
1980
James Rankin
Year of call:
1983
Meyric Lewis
Year of call:
1986
Leo Charalambides
Year of call:
1998
Jeremy Pike
Year of call:
2001
Juan Lopez
Year of call:
2002
Richard Honey
Year of call:
2003
John Jolliffe
Year of call:
2005
Cain Ormondroyd
Year of call:
2007
Hugh Flanagan
Year of call:
2008
Sarah Sackman
Year of call:
2008
Rebecca Clutten
Year of call:
2008
Ned Westaway
Year of call:
2009
Isabella Tafur
Year of call:
2009
David Graham
Year of call:
2010
George Mackenzie
Year of call:
2011
Alexander Greaves
Year of call:
2012
Caroline Daly
Year of call:
2013
Charles Forrest
Year of call:
2014
Horatio Waller
Year of call:
2014
Daisy Noble
Year of call:
2015

Associate Members

Charles Holland
Year of call:
1994