A VAT and property teaser


Church building with a modern twist

My book on VAT and property, published on Friday 13 February, was, like all legal commentaries, out-of-date before it even saw the light of day.  Writing the book was like running after a bus that was always pulling away just as you arrived at the stop.  A series of tax groundhog moments, if you like.

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Cobbler’s children syndrome

Leasehold for sale sign

Frank, a fellow tax lawyer, has a friend whose son has just started as a trainee solicitor in a high street firm which does a lot of property work. In his first week, the trainee was asked to research a tax point by the senior partner.

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