Wednesday, 10 July, 6pm at IALS
The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO, Justice of the Supreme Court
The Journey to Fiscal Enlightenment – some personal thoughts on the interpretation of taxing statutes
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Annual Lord Renton Lecture
6 – 7 pm
Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Wednesday, 10 July, 6pm
The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO,
Justice of the Supreme Court
The Journey to Fiscal Enlightenment
– some personal thoughts on the interpretation of taxing statutes
Lord Carnwath’s first involvement with tax law was on his appointment as Revenue Junior in the early 1980s. He will speak of his experience of coming to terms with the esoteric and (to him) wholly unfamiliar world of taxing statutes, new and old, and in particular of coping with the interpretative challenges of the Ramsay principle. He will contrast these early experiences with his more mature involvement as a judge at different levels of the hierarchy, up to the Supreme Court. He will offer some thoughts on more recent developments such as the tax law rewrite project and the GAAR, and perhaps some parting thoughts on the role of the CJEU.
Lord Carnwath became a Justice of The Supreme Court in April 2012. After studying law at Trinity College, Cambridge, Lord Carnwath was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1968 and took silk in 1985. He served as Attorney General to the Prince of Wales from 1988 to 1994. He was a judge of the Chancery Division from 1994 to 2002, during which time (1999 to 2002) he was also Chairman of the Law Commission. Lord Carnwath was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2002. Between 2007 and 2012 he was Senior President of Tribunals and led the planning and implementation of the reforms of the tribunal system following the Leggatt report.
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