About James Kessler

James Kessler KC is particularly interested in foreign domiciliaries, offshore matters of all kinds, trusts and charities. Other interests include prosecution of tax crime in complex cases, particularly along the avoidance/evasion faultline, and freedom of information. James has practiced as a barrister since 1985 and as QC since 2003. He is Head of Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square. He is in Band 1 in Chambers Directory in the Private Client Tax category, with a reference to “acumen and remarkable thoroughness of thought.”

James is one of the founders of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, for whom he drafted the STEP Standard Provisions, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. James has received the Geoffrey Shindler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession (STEP Private Client Awards, 2011).Recreations: Cinema, jogging.