Professor Judith Freedman has been invited to be a member of a group of tax experts set up by the government to explore the case for introducing a general anti-avoidance provision into UK tax law.

Headed by Graham Aaronson QC, the committee also includes three judges, one of whom, Lord Hoffman, is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Law. The group is due to report its conclusions to the Exchequer Secretary by 31st October 2011. HM Treasury posted a full press release about the committee on Friday 14 January.