Member Since: 29th Apr 2016
George is a commercial barrister specialising in tax disputes, professional negligence and insolvency. He combines heavy-weight advocacy experience with in-depth tax and commercial knowledge. In the field of tax he regularly advises on VAT, IHT, CGT, employment-related taxes, and penalties. His professional negligence practice has a particular focus on claims against accountants, tax advisors and IFAs. He also acts in insolvency cases, especially where there is a tax dimension.
George commenced his career in-house with HMRC before moving to independent practice. He has been a member of the Attorney-General’s Regional Panel of Counsel since 2008 and appears for and against HMRC and other Government departments.
George is a contributing editor of Simon’s Taxes and co-author of Tax Penalties (Sweet & Maxwell, Practitioner Tax Library, 2017).
Barrister Exchange Chambers
22nd Jun 2018
Tax barrister George Rowell asks a fundamental question about the penalty system: can a taxpayer’s ignorance of their legal obligation ever...HMRC & policy