Lunchtime seminars on taxation – law and practice

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

During 2009-10 a series of 12 free Lunchtime Tax Seminars took place. These were largely organised by Dr Tom O’Shea, a lecturer in Tax Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and one of the UK’s leading teachers on the subject of EU Tax Law.  As one of the preeminent writers on the subject, Tom O’Shea offers an unparalleled view of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice in the area of direct taxes.  His ‘Regulatory Framework for Tax in the EU Model’ and his “migrant/non-migrant test” are two of own unique analytical tools and this research was disseminated by these seminars.

The seminars were accredited with one CPD hour with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and this made them especially useful for legal practitioners.  The audiences for the seminars also included many policy-makers, such as officials from the Treasury, and Revenue and Customs departments. 

Attendance was impressive from the outset and rose steadily as word spread amongst taxation professionals.  By the end of the series, each seminar was attracting about 80 attendees.