Chambers Hybrid seminar on HMRC’s Attack on Tax Avoidance

Chambers Hybrid seminar on HMRC’s Attack on Tax Avoidance

Old Square Tax Chambers Will be hosting our hybrid seminar on the 29th of June 2022.

Robert Venables Q.CPatrick BochMary Ashley (by Zoom), and Ross Birkbeck will be speaking on HMRC’s Attack on Tax Avoidance.

This seminar will be taking place in the Ashworth Centre, of Lincolns Inn and via Zoom.

If you are interested in attending in person or via Zoom, please send an email to to confirm your attendance in person or to request the Zoom details.

Seminar Timetable

15:30 – 15:55 – Registration – Tea & Coffee

15:59: Zoom video will begin

16:00 – Chairman’s Opening Remarks 

16:05 – 16:35Robert Venables Q.C.
Title: The Tightening of the Screw – An Overview 

  • 2004 DOTAS – 2013 The GAAR – 2014 Followers Notices – 2014 Accelerated Payment Notices – 2014 Promoters of Tax Avoidance Schemes – 2017 Penalties for Enablers of Defeated Tax Avoidance.
  • Tightening of above rules especially by Finance Act 2021 especially Stop Notice.  
  • Finance Act 2022: Winding-up petitions – publication by HMRC – freezing orders – Penalties for facilitating avoidance schemes involving non-residents promoters.
  • Abuse of Criminal Process 

16:35 – 17:05Ross Birkbeck  
Title: Follower Notices post Haworth & M-Sport, Accelerated Payment Notices and Finance Act 2021 Changes to POTAS regime 

17:05 – 17:35Patrick Boch
Title: The Enablers and Facilitators Legislation

  • Penalties for Enables of Defeated Tax Avoidance (Finance (No 2) Act 2017) – Penalties for facilitating avoidance schemes involving non-resident promoters (Finance Act 2022)

17:35 18:05Mary Ashley
Title: Other Weapons added to HMRC’S Armoury by Finance Act 2022 

18:05: Questions to the speakers followed by drinks

“DISCLAIMER: nothing in the talks constitutes the giving of advice intended to be acted on without more.  They constitute simply preliminary thoughts. Readers or hearers (and their clients) should take independent professional advice before acting or refraining from action.

WARNING: Robert Venables Q.C. and Patrick Boch do not gives any licence to any person to record and /or reproduce in any format (including sound and /or visual recording)

(a) Any Notes prepared in conjunction with this seminar;

(b) The delivery of his talk or any response to any question or discussion at this seminar

or to make any epitome or transcript (in whatever format) based, in whole or in part, on any of the above. Any such unlicensed recording or reproduction or the making of any such epitome or transcript is a civil wrong and could well involve the commission of a criminal offence.”

If you are attending by Zoom, you will receive a email 48 hours before the start time explaining how to join the seminar via Zoom.

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