Masterclass events – first now booking

The Masterclass Series will be roundtable discussions on a variety of technical topics, with the objective of creating a safe environment for women in tax to share their knowledge and learn from others. We will connect people who have a mutual interest in a topic, bringing together women in tax from different backgrounds and levels of experience. The discussions will help facilitate technical and soft skills development and promote the sharing of ideas.

At each event, the presenter will open up the discussion, before passing over to a number of contributors (the more the better!) who have signalled in advance they are keen to participate in the discussion. Observers are welcome to the discussion, either to join in on the night or just listen in. Everyone is welcome to join even if you’re not a subject matter expert. The discussion will last one hour followed by some networking drinks at a local establishment. We are keen for events to take place throughout the country so please let us know if you are keen to host or present an event.

Now booking: Share plans & incentives, with Barbara Onuoga on Nov 23rd

Save the date: Property tax: Summer Budget 2015 changes, with Megan Lewis-Bourke on Feb 23rd

Check the upcoming events list on the right hand side for these and more to come …

Launch event details

What do we mean by a fair tax system?
Pinsent Masons invites you to the Launch Event for ‘Women in Tax’ – a group established to support women working in all areas of Tax, whether in private practice, industry, Government or academia.

This event will take the form of a panel debate – on this occasion, everyone working in Tax is welcome (regardless of gender).

The topic will be ‘What do we mean by a fair tax system’ . We have a distinguished panel of speakers, chaired by Heather Self, Partner (non-lawyer) at Pinsent Masons and we can promise a lively debate, followed by a networking drinks reception. The event is supported by Female Futures at Pinsent Masons.


  • Anne Fairpo, Temple Tax Chambers – Introduction – why do we have a tax system? What is it supposed to do? Overview of what we mean by “fair”
  • Judith Freedman, Pinsent Masons Professor of Tax Law, University of Oxford – Academic perspective, particularly focusing on small business
  • Sarah Prior, Lloyds Banking Group – Big business – what does fair look like
  • Caroline Miskin of TaxAid – Low income individuals – TaxAid perspective

If you would like to attend, please register on Pinsent Masons’ website.

NB: this event is listed in the calendar on the right hand side of the page – future events will also be posted to the calendar