Free Seminar on Revenue Powers – London – 17 October 2019

Old Square Tax Chambers is hosting an afternoon seminar on the 17th of October 2019 where Robert Venables QC, Mary Ashley, and Patrick Boch will be speaking on Revenue Powers.

The Seminar will be from 15:45 PM – 20:00 PM on the 17th of October 2019 in The Old Hall, Lincolns Inn.

Seminar Timetable

15:45 – 16:15 Tea & Coffee


16:15 – 16:50: Patrick Boch will be speaking on Avoidance-related penalties and “disqualified advice”

The new penalty provisions on “errors related to avoidance arrangements”

Presumption of ‘culpability’ in such cases

Inability of the taxpayer to rely on professional advise which is “disqualified”

Whom will the rules affect (do you need to worry about them)?

How to ensure advice is not “disqualified”


16:50 – 17:25: Mary Ashley will be speaking on Recent cases on Revenue Powers

Follower Notice (R. (on the application of Haworth) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners and Giulio Corrado v the Commissioner for Her Majest’s Revenue & Customs)

Investigations (R. (on the application of JJ Management LLP) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners and Hunter v Revenue and Customs Commissioners)


17:25 – 18:00: Robert Venables QC will be speaking on Developments in DOTAS and DOTAS II

Recent Cases on DOTAS I (2004)

The elements of the new DOTAS II which will come into force in 2020 but will be retrospective to 2018.


18:00 – 18:15: Questions to the speakers

18:15 -20:00: Drinks

Drinks will be hosted immediately after the seminar at which you will have an opportunity to meet members of Old Square Tax Chambers.

The seminar is free of charge.

Please let us know if you wish to attend any future seminars by emailing and do feel free to inform any colleagues who might be interested in joining us