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Teaching/Presentation Experience, Professional Memberships

Teaching/Presentation Experience

  • Faculty member, New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme, from 2000 onwards
  • Lecturer, University of Auckland Department of Commercial Law, from 2004 onwards:
    • Masters paper on tax disputes (continuing)
    • Part of Masters paper dealing with timing rules as applicable to income tax (2005 to 2009)
  • Presentations at New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ annual tax conference on:
    • Changes to the Dsiputes Procedures (2011)
    • Tax Avoidance (2009)
    • Tax Administration (2006)
    • Tax Litigation (2004)
    • Care and Management of the Tax System (2000)
    • Settlement of Tax Disputes (1999)
  • Presentation, New Zealand Law Society tax conference on Inland Revenue Search and Seizure Powers, September 2011
  • Interviewee, TVNZ's "The Court Report", on the implications of the Supreme Court judgment Penny & Hooper v CIR, TV7, 1 September 2011 
  • Presentation International Fiscal Association New Zealand Branch annual conference on:
    • "Practical Protection of Taxpayers' Rights", March 2014 (with Mark Keating, University of Auckland)
    • "Cases on Dispute Resolution, Secrecy, Case Management, Penalties and Procedure", March 2007
  • Presenter, Wellington District Law Society Seminar "Dealing with Inland Revenue", February 2007
  • Presenter, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ “Managing Disputes with IRD” Course, November 2006
  • Presenter, Inland Revenue’s internal tax evasion training, from 2004 to 2008
  • Bell Gully/Corporate Lawyers' Association of New Zealand Seminar Series -  "Modelling the In-House Legal Function", 2003
  • Presentation: “Litigation Aspects of Dispute Resolution Process” at “Taxation Update for Corporates” conference, 1998
  • Client presentations on topical issues

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • New Zealand Law Society
    • Committe Member, Taxation Committee 2009 onwards
    • NZLS representative, steering committee for Inland Revenue Dispute Process Evaluation, 2011-2012
    • Past Committee member, Wellington District Law Society Courts & Tribunals Committee
    • Past Committee member, Wellington District Law Society Public Law Committee
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • New Zealand Criminal Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Law & Economics Association of New Zealand