Tax specialist George Rowell launches new book

June 16, 2017

Exchange Chambers’ George Rowell yesterday launched his new book, Tax Penalties: A Practitioner’s Guide, at a seminar in Manchester.

George specialises in tax litigation and has substantial experience in tribunal practice and procedure. He began his career in-house with HMCE and HMRC, before moving to successful independent practice. He is also an experience tax writer. He has co-authored his new book with John Flood, a retired barrister who was previously Head of Tax Litigation at HMRC.

Tax Penalties: A Practitioner’s Guide covers the new penalty regime introduced since 2007, the surviving elements of the previous penalty regime, the special regimes applicable to Scotland and Wales, the means available to challenge penalties, and special topics such as criminal liability, EU law and the ECHR.

During the seminar, which was accredited with 1.5 CPD points, the authors spoke on the two topics that are commonly encountered by practitioners:

  • the legal tests of ‘reasonable care’ and ‘reasonable excuse’;
  • the penalty regime applicable to tax agents.

Copies of the book are available for sale from publisher Sweet & Maxwell.