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23 September 2021


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Online (FREE)

Join Cardiff & District Law Society for this unmissable and exclusive overview of recent developments in tax related disputes – essential for any lawyers advising on transactional or other law involving tax related issues and R&D Tax.

The session aims to highlight potential pitfalls relating to tax and risk areas that practitioners should be aware of when advising their clients.

It will also cover the latest pitfalls, changes and disputes with HMRC when involved in Tax Litigation in the Tribunal System in England and Wales.

Zeal Tax will also provide an essential overview of R&D Tax to help you support your clients.

Cardiff & District Law Society is delighted to welcome speakers to the event from 11 New Square Chambers and Zeal Tax. Legal News Wales will host the online event.

What to expect

Ed Hellier, Barrister at 11 New Square Chambers will cover Tax Litigation and the Tribunal System: A discussion of tax litigation in England and Wales, the operation of the system, the potential pitfalls, and how to get the best result when in dispute with HMRC.

Adam Spriggs, Director, R&D Tax at Zeal will cover a Corporation Tax Update: focusing on recent changes to the CT regime including extended loss carry back, super deduction and increase to the CT rate as well as a R&D tax overview.

(Full speaker profiles below.)

Event format

The event will be hosted online, via Zoom, with the help of Legal News Wales. After booking, you will be sent an access link and information within 48 hours of the event.

Useful information about the event can also be found below.

Speaker profiles

Ed Hellier, Barrister at 11 New Square Chambers

Ed is a member of 11 New Square, a leading tax set in Lincoln’s Inn. His practice is solely concerned with Revenue law and he has extensive experience appearing as Junior Counsel and in his own right in the Tax Tribunals, as well as the High Court and Court of Appeal.

He has been involved in litigation from ‘both sides of the fence’ having acted for taxpayers and the Revenue, and so has experience of how both sides approach disputes.

Ed’s litigation work covers both direct and indirect taxes, and he also has a busy advisory practice. (Full profile here.)

Adam Spriggs, Director, R&D Tax at Zeal

Adam is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been a member of HMRC’s R&D Consultative Committee since 2015.

He has experience of working across a range of industries assisting start-ups through to FTSE 250 businesses prepare reports and improve claim methodologies. Prior to heading up the R&D team at Zeal, he was a Director at a worldwide R&D consultancy firm in London and Head of Tax at a top 15 accountancy practice.

The team at Zeal are Chartered Tax Advisors and have a wealth of experience in preparing and submitting claims and liaising with HMRC. They specialise in R&D tax and have worked with start-ups to FTSE 250 businesses across many different sectors. (Full profile here.)

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Useful information

We will send you the password within 24 hours of the event. You will receive the event link upon booking but please look out for an email from containing the password.

To join the session via the Zoom video conferencing platform, you just need to click on the link we send you around 3 minutes before the session time. You can do this from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, but the best functionality and quality of connection is achieved with a laptop or desktop computer, I would advise only using a mobile as a last resort. Zoom is free to use but if you are using it on a mobile phone without connection to wireless internet your mobile service provider may charge you.

When you click on the link you will need to accept pop ups and insert your name and to choose audio by computer if given that choice. When entering your name please enter the name by which you would like us to call you during the session.

Please Note:

When you join the session you will find yourself placed in a waiting room. Please don’t panic, we’ll let you in at the publicised event time.

You will then find yourself on mute. Please remain muted until the host opens the Q&A session. This is to ensure the recording isn’t disrupted. Thank you!

We record all sessions if suitable for sharing – so that as many people as possible can view the event afterwards. You can turn your camera off if you’d prefer to do so. We aim to crop any Q&A sessions out to retain anonymity and confidentiality – or, if appropriate to do so, upload the audio version of the Q&A only.

It’s very quick and easy to join the session and when you do, your camera image will automatically show to myself and the rest of the group and we will be able to hear what you say and any sounds around you. You should see and hear us too. You may communicate by typing things to the whole group and by speaking and you can click on prompts to invite us to go more quickly or more slowly.

If you have any technical difficulties on the day, please text the Editor of Legal News Wales, Emma Waddingham, on 07769203856.