Philip Baker OBE is a barrister and QC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers, a new set of tax chambers established in 2014. He was called to the bar in 1979, began practicing in 1987 and took silk in 2002.
Philip specializes in international tax issues and undertakes corporate and private client, and government advisory work. He has appeared in cases before courts and 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 former member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and is a trustee of the IBFD in Amsterdam. He has lectured in taxation in many countries and has delivered visiting lectures at a number of universities including Harvard Law School, Hong Kong University and the University of Auckland. He is now a visiting professor at Oxford University and teaches there on the MSc in Taxation.