News and Events - Howard Watkinson

5th Dec 2018News

Tax Team Winter Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter Edition of the 2 Hare Court Tax Team newsletter. In this edition, Jonathan Kinnear QC and Laura Stephenson cover the important decision of R (oao PML Accounting Limited) handed down by the Court of Appeal which touches on penalties following a resolution of the underlying decision. Vivienne Tanchel and Howard Watkinson consider […]

30th Nov 2018News

Angus Bunyan and Howard Watkinson Obtain 10 Convictions in £8m Vehicle Fraud

Angus Bunyan leading Howard Watkinson has successfully completed a series of long-running trials at Kingston Crown Court. The case, investigated by Counter Terrorism Command, involved the targeted theft of hundreds of high value vehicles in the UK and Europe and the subsequent disguising of their identities by exploiting a loophole in the DVLA registration process. […]

9th Apr 2018Newsflash

Soft Drinks – Hard Times

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy Regulations 2018 came into force on Friday 6 April 2018. The so called “sugar tax” is a levy of: 18p per litre on drinks that have a total sugar content of more than 5g and less than 8g per 100ml; or 24p per litre on drinks that have a total […]

21st Nov 2017News

Howard Watkinson and Joshua Carey successfully represent HMRC in multi-million pound Appeal

Howard Watkinson and Joshua Carey represented HMRC in the recent First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) decision in CF Booth Limited -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs. CF Booth Limited (“CFB”) is one of the leading metal recycling companies in the UK and has grown, since its establishment in 1920, from a local metal trader […]

19th Oct 2017Newsletters

Business Crime & Financial Services Group Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Business Crime & Financial Services Group newsletter.  In this edition:  Howard Watkinson reviews recent developments in the law relating to pre-charge restraint orders and considers the ways in which such applications can now be challenged. Fiona Robertson considers the search for David Green’s successor at the SFO and the implications […]