News and Events - Howard Watkinson


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 […]

29th Sep 2017News

Tax Newsflash

Howard Watkinson and Joshua Carey were part of the team successfully representing HMRC in the E Buyer and Citibank case as the Court of Appeal hands down judgment in the long running saga concerning whether the principle in Kittel requires a pleading of, or finding of, dishonesty. On 29 September 2017 a Court of Appeal […]

22nd Sep 2017Newsletters

Tax Group Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of 2 Hare Court’s Tax Group newsletter.  The decision of The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs -v- BPP Holdings Ltd and Ors [2017] UKSC 55 provides clear guidance to HMRC on what their obligations are in litigation. Vivienne Tanchel considers the implications that this has for HMRC and specifically the fact that they are not […]