Paul Brice

DPhil Law (Part-time)


Paul is a part-time DPhil student in Law addressing the subject "Is the UK tax system effective in supporting disabled people?".

Paul's research focuses on the purposive and functional effectiveness of a number of reliefs and provisions across a range of UK tax legislation which are designed to mitigate taxation for disabled people, their carers and financial providers.  Whilst addressing the interface between the UK tax system and the welfare / benefits system, and public services, Paul's work is very much focused on the effectiveness of existing tax reliefs.

Paul's work draws upon comparative analysis of relevant provisions in the tax systems of Australia, Canada, Germany and the US.

Professionally, Paul is a Partner in a large accountancy firm and is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser (non-practising) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.  

A graduate of University College London, Paul has completed both a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy and MSc in Taxation at the University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Taxation, welfare and public services.

Research projects & programmes

Tax Law and Policy Discussion Group