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Apr 7, 2008, 08:18 AM
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Post date : Apr 7, 2008, 08:18 AM
Just back from a weekend at the CIOT residential conference in Cambridge.
It was very good, but the problem is that you come back feeling it ought to be the weekend, not the start of a new working week.
I sat next to Robert Venables QC at the dinner on Saturday night, a lecturer whom I used to pay significant sums of cash to go and see speak when I was in practice on my own.
In fact, as I said to him, I used to say that it would be cheaper for the Treasury to make him a financial offer that even he couldn't refuse to sit at home and say nothing, rather than let the rest of us hear his highly inventive tax-planning ideas.
Anyway, during the dinner I noticed my name badge had fallen off.
Seeing a badge by my feet I picked it up and put it back on.
It was only about two hours later in the bar that Jean Jesty, the immediate past ATT president, pointed out that I had been masquerading as Robert for all that time.

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