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PETER GEORGE WHITEMAN QC Peter George Whiteman QC (born 8 August 1942) is a British barrister, Recorder, Deputy High Court Judge, Professor of United States and International Tax Law at the University of Virginia, Attorney and Counselor at Law, State of New York, and author. Peter Whiteman established his Chambers at Queen Elizabeth Building, Middle Temple, in 1975 at the age of 32.  His Set became leading Chambers in the Temple.  They merged in 1991 with the Chambers of Daniel Hollis, to establish Hollis Whiteman Chambers.  It is now one of the largest Sets, with some 80 Tenants, including almost 20 Queens Counsel. Whiteman was a Government Advisor and Counsel to British industry.  He represented the United Kingdom Government abroad on taxation issues, particularly in the USA. Early Life Whiteman was born on 8 August 1942 to Jewish parents, David and Betty (nee Coster) Whiteman.  He failed the 11 Plus Examination and went to a Secondary Modern School.  At age 13 he passed the examination to enter Leyton County High School.  He later studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he graduated as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in 1964 and with a Master of Laws (LL.M) with Distinction one year later.  He was immediately appointed to become a member of the Law Faculty at the LSE.  At the same time he was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn. Career Whiteman was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1977 at the age of 34, believed to be the youngest Silk in recent times.  He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court (Part-Time Judge) in 1983, became a Bencher of Lincolns Inn in 1985 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 1994. Whiteman specialised in Revenue Law and was regularly briefed to appear in Court at all judicial levels, including the House of Lords, now the Supreme Court.  Whiteman became an authority on Revenue Law, having written “Whiteman on Capital Gains Tax”, first published in1967, 5 th  edition 2009 and “Whiteman on Income Tax” first published in 1971, 4 th  edition 2009.  He was co-author of the British Tax Encyclopaedia. Whiteman also acted as an honorary advisor to the UK Government on matters of  Revenue Law and advised on and drafted UK tax legislation.  He also acted for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on an honorary basis.  Whiteman was appointed Honorary Legal Advisor to the Unitary Tax Campaign (UTC) in 1982, a post he held until the UTC ceased to exist in 1996, having accomplished its objectives.  Whiteman’s role as advisor and draftsman of United Kingdom Tax Legislation (which became part of the Finance Act 1985) was publicly acknowledged in the House of Commons in the same year. In addition Whiteman specialised in the law of the European Union and appeared before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Whiteman was first appointed a full-time Professor of United States and International Tax Law at the University of Virginia in 1980.  He lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, California; the University of Florida and Cornell Law School. In 2016 Whiteman’s autobiography, written with Sally Carter, and entitled “No Bar to Success; an Inspiring Life Story” was published.  In this book Whiteman reveals his 12 Guiding Principles to achieving success in a law career. Personal Life Whiteman was married to Katharine Ruth Ellenbogen in 1971 and they had two daughters.  Katharine was killed in a road accident in Argentina in 2009.  Whiteman retired in December 2014 and in 2017 he married Sally Patricia Mary Carter on a beach in Antigua.
PETER GEORGE WHITEMAN QC Peter George Whiteman QC (born 8 August 1942) is a British barrister, Recorder, Deputy High Court Judge, Professor of United States and International Tax Law at the University of Virginia, Attorney and Counselor at Law, State of New York, and author. Peter Whiteman established his Chambers at Queen Elizabeth Building, Middle Temple, in 1975 at the age of 32.  His Set became leading Chambers in the Temple.  They merged in 1991 with the Chambers of Daniel Hollis, to establish Hollis Whiteman Chambers.  It is now one of the largest Sets, with some 80 Tenants, including almost 20 Queens Counsel. Whiteman was a Government Advisor and Counsel to British industry.  He represented the United Kingdom Government abroad on taxation issues, particularly in the USA. Early Life Whiteman was born on 8 August 1942 to Jewish parents, David and Betty (nee Coster) Whiteman.  He failed the 11 Plus Examination and went to a Secondary Modern School.  At age 13 he passed the examination to enter Leyton County High School.  He later studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he graduated as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in 1964 and with a Master of Laws (LL.M) with Distinction one year later.  He was immediately appointed to become a member of the Law Faculty at the LSE.  At the same time he was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn. Career Whiteman was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1977 at the age of 34, believed to be the youngest Silk in recent times.  He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court (Part-Time Judge) in 1983, became a Bencher of Lincolns Inn in 1985 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 1994. Whiteman specialised in Revenue Law and was regularly briefed to appear in Court at all judicial levels, including the House of Lords, now the Supreme Court.  Whiteman became an authority on Revenue Law, having written “Whiteman on Capital Gains Tax”, first published in1967, 5 th  edition 2009 and “Whiteman on Income Tax” first published in 1971, 4 th  edition 2009.  He was co- author of the British Tax Encyclopaedia. Whiteman also acted as an honorary advisor to the UK Government on matters of  Revenue Law and advised on and drafted UK tax legislation.  He also acted for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on an honorary basis.  Whiteman was appointed Honorary Legal Advisor to the Unitary Tax Campaign (UTC) in 1982, a post he held until the UTC ceased to exist in 1996, having accomplished its objectives.  Whiteman’s role as advisor and draftsman of United Kingdom Tax Legislation (which became part of the Finance Act 1985) was publicly acknowledged in the House of Commons in the same year. In addition Whiteman specialised in the law of the European Union and appeared before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Whiteman was first appointed a full-time Professor of United States and International Tax Law at the University of Virginia in 1980.  He lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, California; the University of Florida and Cornell Law School. In 2016 Whiteman’s autobiography, written with Sally Carter, and entitled “No Bar to Success; an Inspiring Life Story” was published.  In this book Whiteman reveals his 12 Guiding Principles to achieving success in a law career. Personal Life Whiteman was married to Katharine Ruth Ellenbogen in 1971 and they had two daughters.  Katharine was killed in a road accident in Argentina in 2009.  Whiteman retired in December 2014 and in 2017 he married Sally Patricia Mary Carter on a beach in Antigua.
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