Parsons Taxation Seminar Series: Malcolm Gammie CBE QC
12 May 2009
|Malcolm Gammie CBE QC|
Tax Reform in the UK: Mirrlees et al
Please note:We will televise the results of the budget during the cocktail reception following this evening's seminar.
Malcolm Gammie CBE QC
One Essex Court/Institute for Fiscal Studies, London
Serious proposals for tax reform in the UK have been the province of the private sector as much as the public sector since the formation of the Institute for Fiscal Studies there 40 years ago. In 1978 a committee chaired by Professor Meade produced a landmark report on the UK tax system under the auspices of the IFS which has been influential around the world. To mark the 30th year of this report, IFS has been conducting another review chaired by Nobel Laureate Sir James Mirrlees. Malcolm Gammie has been an active participant in the review and many other IFS activities for many years. He will discuss the substance and process of tax reform in the UK in the light of this experience.
About the speaker
Malcolm Gammie QC was among the first lawyers to work in the tax field with a leading accounting firm, and was the first Director of the National Tax Office of the firm KMG Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG), becoming its Director of National Tax Services. Since 1997 he has been in practice at the Revenue Bar, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002.
Malcolm was appointed a deputy Special Commissioner and part-time Chairman of the VAT and duties Tribunal in 2002, and was also appointed to serve as a member of the arbitral panel under the EC Arbitration Convention on transfer pricing disputes within the European Union.
This event is part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2009.
Time: 6-8pm with cocktail reception and viewing of the budget
Cost: No cost but registration essential
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