Philip Baker, KC

Visiting Professor


Philip Baker OBE is a barrister and KC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers, a new set of tax chambers established in 2014. He was called to the bar in 1979, began practising in 1987 and took silk in 2002. Philip specialises in international tax issues and undertakes corporate and private client, and government advisory work. He has appeared in cases before courtsand tribunals at virtually every level from first instance to the House of Lords, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. Before moving into practice, Philip taught law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University and was subsequently a Visiting Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of ‘Double Taxation Conventions’ and ‘International Tax Law’, editor of the International Tax Law Reports and joint editor of the British Tax Review. He is a member of many committees including the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and the OECD Advisory Group on the Model Tax Convention. He has lectured in taxation in many countries and has held visiting appointments at a number of universities including Harvard Law School, Hong Kong University and the University of Auckland. He  gives a guest lecture annually on the Corporate Tax Law and Policy  BCL/MJur option and is a co-founder of the MSc in Taxation Law commencing in September 2016.

Research projects & programmes

Tax Law Research Group