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One minute with... David Goldberg QC

What attracted you to the Bar?

Independence and courage the qualities of the Bar at its best; the opportunity to represent those in some form of trouble; the chance to overcome the brute force of state power with dispassionate reason; and the possibility of participating in the development of the continuing traditions of our remarkable common law.

Who do you most admire in tax?

Mr Justice Rowlatt because he had a sure instinct for the right answer; my pupil master Sir Andrew Park who gave me knowledge; my head of Chambers Milton Grundy who taught me how to be radical how to simplify a transaction and how to use the power of imagination in analysis; and everybody else I have ever worked with.

What would you consider to be your greatest success at work?

I had a part in the events which led...

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