Hui Ling McCarthy


Barrister, 11 New Square


After reading Mathematics at Durham, Hui Ling began her career in corporate finance in 2001 at US investment bank Bear Stearns (fondly remembered) where she received a solid grounding in accounting, finance and the 100-hour working week.  She was first attracted to the tax bar under the erroneous belief that it was all numbers and Perry Mason. Albeit wrong on both counts, she was nevertheless undeterred and has rapidly built a strong contentious and advisory practice since joining chambers.

Hui Ling appears regularly in significant, high-value cases.  

Hui Ling also advises a range of corporate and private clients in all areas of tax law with an emphasis on VAT, business and corporate taxation. Recent corporate work includes advising on capital allowances, company reconstructions and issues concerning loan relationships and derivative contracts.  Recent VAT work includes single/multiple supply and supply classification issues, partial exemption issues and Fleming claims. Recent private client work includes advising on tax issues concerning sportsmen, entertainers and event sponsors, partnerships, pensions, investments and remuneration.

She has a particular interest in cases raising avoidance / abuse of rights, human rights or accounting issues as well as an interest in innovative tax dispute resolution processes, which led to her become chambersâ?? first CEDR accredited mediator in 2011.