On 15-16 May 2019, Dr Glen Loutzenhiser of the Oxford Law Faculty and Professor Rita de la Feria of the University of Leeds hosted over 60 tax academics and academically-minded practitioners at the Saïd Business School for ‘The Dynamics of Taxation’ conference.  

The conference was held in honour of Professor Judith Freedman, who recently stepped down from the Statutory Chair in Taxation Law. (We are pleased to say that Judith has not retired completely and will continue to research and teach in a part time senior research post in the Faculty).  

Speakers came from all over the UK, continental Europe, Canada and Australia to discuss the influence of Professor Freedman’s work on topics including Tax and the Family, Small Businesses, Tax Avoidance and Tax Administration. At the conference dinner held at Balliol College, the delegates were joined by University Registrar Gill Aitken, Law Dean Anne Davies, Director of Development Maureen O’Neill and other members of the Law Faculty.

Jason Collins, tax partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, spoke at the dinner about his firm’s longstanding relationship with the Oxford Law Faculty and Timothy Endicott, with whom Judith had worked closely on development and setting up Oxford Women in Law, also said a few words about her contribution. Dr Loutzenhiser and Professor de la Feria will edit the papers presented at the conference into a Festschrift volume in honour of Professor Freedman, to be published by Hart Publishing in 2020.

The conference was funded with support from the Oxford Law Faculty, the Oxford Centre for Business Taxation and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.