Tax Bar Conference to examine important issues & current trends in tax litigation

25 September 2023

29 September 2023 – 14:00

One of The Bar of Ireland’s newly established Specialist Bar Associations, the Tax Bar Association, will host their second Annual Conference on Friday, 29th September in the Distillery Building, Dublin 7.

The event will bring together leading legal professionals and experts in the field of tax litigation for a day of insightful discussions, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities. Further, the conference will host an array of experts discussing a range of issues including the importance of recently approved state litigation principles and taxpayer reliance on professional advice in addition to notable contributions from The Hon. Mr Justice Brian Murray, Attorney General Rossa Fanning SC, and Maura Kiely, Revenue Solicitor/ Assistant Secretary of the Revenue Solicitors Division.

The Tax Bar Conference will hear from:

Discussion and Observations to include:

The conference will encompass deliberation and examination of recent legal matters from current cases stated to the High Court.

  • The afternoon will commence with a keynote address from Rossa Fanning SC, Attorney General titled The State Litigation Principles, where he will discuss the recently approved state litigation principles and their role in encouraging better communication between government departments and agencies.  
  • Frank Mitchell SC will lead a discussion on the subjects of notices of appeal, time-limits and negligence in his presentation Amending Notices of Appeal, Time-Limits for Raising Assessments, and Reliance on Professional Advice: the High Court Judgement in McNamara v Revenue Commissioners.
  • In addition, Alison Keirse BL, James Burke BL and Eoin Clifford SC will participate in a panel discussion on Current Trends in Tax Litigation and lead a question-and-answer session.

The conference will serve as an important gathering for practitioners to collaborate on these matters in depth through question and answer sessions and interactive discussions.

Speaking on behalf of the Tax Bar Association on its second annual conference, Ciaran Ramsay SC, Chair of the Tax Bar Association, said:

In an ever-evolving landscape, our conference serves as an important forum for practitioners and stakeholders across the legal, tax and accountancy sphere to share knowledge and collectively contribute to understanding the practical application of tax law to client matters. Fostering legal excellence in this field is one that firmly positions the Bar at the forefront of tax litigation.

We look forward to welcoming all stakeholders to this conference, and to highlighting the importance of this specialised area.

About the Tax Bar Association

The Tax Bar Association (TBA) was established in May 2022 as the first formal representative body for Junior and Senior Counsel who practise or possess expertise in the taxation field.  

Our forum provides specialist education to its members through seminars, conferences and breakfast briefing sessions which seek to keep attendees updated on developments in the highly specialised area of tax law.

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