February 2018 Symposium

The Tax Profession in the Spotlight

The Journal of Tax Administration will be holding a symposium, "The Tax Profession in the Spotlight", on Monday 26 February 2018, at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ.

The work of tax professionals is under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of recent high-profile events across the world, raising a number of questions such as:

  • What work do tax professionals do for, and on behalf of, their clients?
  • What role do they, and should they, play in the tax ecosystem?

The JOTA February 2018 Symposium aims to explore these and related questions, drawing on international experience.


  • Rasmus Corlin Christensen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Elaine Doyle, University of Limerick
  • Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • Steve Edge, Slaughter and May
  • Hans Gribnau, Tilburg University
  • Till-Arne Hahn, Queen's University, Canada
  • Jane Frecknall-Hughes, University of Nottingham
  • Rodrigo Ormeño Pérez, University of Chile
  • David Quentin, Queen Mary University of London
  • David Southern QC, Temple Tax


  • Lynne Oats, Managing Director, Journal of Tax Administration (University of Exeter)
  • Penelope Tuck, Professor of Accounting, Public Finance and Policy (University of Birmingham)

Additional Information

The symposium is expected to lead to the production of a special issue of the journal in due course. To view previously published issues of the journal and our submission guidelines, see www.jota.website.

If you would like to participate in this event, either as a presenter or an observer, please email jota@exeter.ac.uk by 31 January 2018. If you wish to present a paper, please indicate the title and provide a short abstract indicative of the content. Attendance is free of charge but places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.