CTA Address 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Professor Stephen Mayson to give Virtual CTA Address

Professor Stephen Mayson is to give this year’s Virtual Chartered Tax Advisers’ Address on the subject of regulation.  He will give a 30-minute keynote speech and then join a panel to respond to questions from the audience.  The panel will include Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes and Sir Edward Troup.  Peter Rayney, CIOT Deputy President, will chair the debate.

Professor Stephen Mayson was called to the Bar in 1977 by Lincoln’s Inn, of which he is now a Bencher and chairman of its Regulatory Panel, and started his career as a tax lawyer (including time with a leading City law firm).  As well as more than 35 years’ experience of advising law firms of all sizes around the world on matters of strategy, ownership and finance, Stephen has also advised barristers' chambers, and corporate and government legal departments, on strategic and organisational issues. In July 2018, the Centre for Ethics & Law at University College London (where he has been an honorary professor since 2013), announced that Stephen would be carrying out an independent review of legal services regulation in England & Wales.  The final report on a revised regulatory approach was submitted to the Lord Chancellor in June 2020.

Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes is Professor of Accounting and Taxation at Nottingham University Business School, which she joined on 1 November 2016, and where she is Head of the Accounting Division. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she became a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant with KPMG, later joining academia. She holds a PhD (in Revenue Law and Tax Practice) and an LLM in Commercial Law, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has held several previous professorial posts in different subject areas (Accounting/Taxation, Law and Revenue Law).

Peter Rayney practises as an independent tax consultant through his own practice, advising owner-managed companies, accountants, lawyers and tax practitioners on a wide range of tax issues. He specialises in company sales/acquisitions, reconstructions, succession planning and all aspects of owner managed business taxation. 

Peter currently chairs the ICAEW Tax Faculty's Technical Committee. He is also Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Sir Edward Troup worked in tax for forty years, both in the private sector, where he was a partner and head of the tax group at Simmons & Simmons, and in the public sector where he held senior positions in HM Treasury and in HM Revenue & Customs.

Edward has been closely involved in tax policy and the tax profession throughout his career working with the IFS, the CIOT, the Law Society’s Tax Law Committee and the International Fiscal Association. He currently comments and advises on the world of tax from a safe distance.

Raising funds for the tax charities

To help us raise funds for the tax charities, Tax Aid and Tax Help for Older People, we are asking for a contribution of £10 to attend this event.  All proceeds will be donated to the Bridge the Gap appeal and will help the many vulnerable taxpayers who are in even greater need of the Charities’ services during and after the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Lisa Drakley
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