PRACTICAL TAX PLANNING POST FINANCE ACT 2014 Price £750.00 plus VAT - Special Early Booking Price £650.00 plus VAT for bookings before 1st October 2014

Chair: Robert Venables Q.C.

Date: 05/11/2014

Price: £750.00 + VAT



HMRC believe that Finance Act 2014 has conferred on them wide-ranging powers to by-pass the impartial courts, to act as prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner by issuing Follower Notices, Accelerated Payment Notices, Monitoring Notices and Conduct Notices.




They are now proposing even wider powers, including extensions to DOTAS and the power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts.




Yet are the powers as wide as HMRC appear to believe? And is their purported exercise in fact beyond challenge in the Courts?




Much of this seminar will be devoted to how to attack purported exercises of HMRC’s powers through the Courts, despite the apparent lack of any appeal process.




Advice will also be given on how to negotiate settlements with HMRC.




A panel of practising barristers will advise how tax payers and their advisers can best to cope in the new environment.







Robert Venables Q.C. (Chairman)


Kevin Prosser Q.C.


Amanda Hardy


Rory Mullan


Harriet Brown


Patrick Cannon





All the speakers are practising barristers.


The speakers other than Kevin Prosser practice  at Tax Chambers, 15, Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn


London WC2A 3UE, + 44 (0)20 7242 2744. 


Kevin Prosser practices at Pump Court Tax Chambers 16 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4EB, + 44 (0)20 7414 8080




09.00   onwards Delegate Registration


09.30   Chairman’s Opening Remarks


09.35   Follower Notices - Patrick Cannon


10.20   Accelerated Payment Notices - Robert Venables Q.C.


11.00   Discussion Session with Tea and Coffee


11.15   Strengthening the Tax Avoidance Disclosure Regimes - Harriet Brown


12.00   Human Rights Act and HRA and European Charter Defences -

            Rory Mullan 


12.45   Discussion Session with  Light Lunch


14.15   Negotiating and  Settling Disputes with HMRC - Amanda Hardy


15.00   Promoters of Tax Avoidance Schemes - Kevin Prosser  Q.C.


15.45   Discussion Session with Tea and Coffee


16.00   Litigating Follower Notices and Accelerated Payment Notices - 

            Robert Venables Q.C.


16.45   Panel Session and Questions to Speakers


17.30   Close of Seminar