Press Release of 5 April 2002Contacts:
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Three leading Fellows of The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), Malcolm Gammie, Philip Baker and Michael Conlon have been appointed QCs.
Penny Hamilton, incoming CIOT President and a Barrister said:
“I’m delighted that a past President and two Fellows of The Chartered Institute of Taxation have been appointed QC. I hope that this will encourage even more barristers to qualify as Chartered Tax Advisers”.
Malcolm Gammie is a past President of the CIOT and is currently at the Bar at One Essex Court where he specialises in commercial and international tax.
Philip Baker is a member of Council and serves on the Standards and International Tax Committees. He is at Grays Inn Tax Chambers where he specialises in international taxation, double taxation treaties and human rights.
Michael Conlon is at the Bar at Pump Court Tax Chambers. He specialises in indirect taxes and is currently President of the VAT Practitioners Group and President of the Institute of Indirect Taxation.
NOTE FOR EDITORS:
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT deals with all aspects of direct and indirect taxation. Its primary purpose is to promote education in and the study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of its key aims is to achieve a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it - taxpayers, advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve its aims: it is entirely apolitical in its work. The 12,000 members of the CIOT have the practising title of “Chartered Tax Adviser.
The Institute was established in 1930 and received its Royal Charter in 1994. It is a United Kingdom member of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the umbrella body for 150,000 tax advisers in Europe. As part of its charitable activities, the CIOT also sponsors the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group which works to improve and simplify the tax system so as to make it more responsive to the needs of those who cannot afford to pay for tax advice.
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