Michael is a barrister and director of Michael Sherry Limited, authorised and regulated by the Bar Standards Board. He practises in all areas of tax.
Owner managed businesses are of particular interest, including private residential landlords and their business structures.
Michael Sherry, Tax Lawyer of the year 2004, has been practising in tax for over 40 years. Notable cases include Mansworth v Jelley, Langham v Veltema, Grays Timber v RCC, Forde & McHugh v RCC and Hancock v RCC. Publications include Whiteman & Sherry on Income Tax and Whiteman & Sherry on Capital Gains Tax.
Michael is a former member of the Bar Council and of the ICAEW Council (where he was Hon Treasurer and Board member) past Chairman of the Tax Faculty and past President of the Institute of Indirect Tax and past Head of Chambers at Temple Tax Chambers.
“He is exceptional in defending his clients’ position” – Legal 500 2019
“A thoughtful barrister with a calming manner.” – Chambers & Partners 2019: Tax
“He provides practical advice backed up by sound written opinion.” – Legal 500 2017
“Very commercially minded. He’s inventive, a very good technician, and good at coming up with solutions to problems – we go to him when we hit a brick wall.”
“He acted for the taxpayer in a capital gains tax case concerning enterprise investment scheme and taper relief.”
Chambers and Partners 2015 – Indirect Tax:
A general tax expert who represents clients in cases concerning indirect tax issues. He handles VAT matters relating to the education sector, and is also active in the areas of duties and property taxation.
Legal 500 2014 Corporate and VAT:
“His advice gives you full confidence that matters are dealt with in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”
Legal 500 2014 Private Client – Personal Tax:
“Thoughtful, clear and very willing to work collaboratively.”
Michael practices in all areas of tax law and practice.