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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Mr Richard Walters, LLB (Hons), MA, Diploma in EU Law, Barrister


Associate Teaching Fellow

Telephone: +447837397214
Room Number: DoL/CCLS


Richard Walters has taught tax law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 2013.

Until 2011 he worked as a Senior Civil Servant Lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor of HM Revenue and Customs, latterly as head of a team giving advice on property taxes and benefits and credits. During his time as a Government lawyer he was involved in many notable cases including eight House of Lords/Supreme Court cases and numerous judicial reviews. He was the lead lawyer in the Bill team which introduced Stamp Duty Land Tax and the reform of taxation of pensions.

Richard also worked on secondment at the Attorney General’s Office where his responsibilities included extradition and charities.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Lecturer on the undergraduate tax course.

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Leads a module at CCLS on Revenue Concepts and Principles


Research Interests:

  • Charity tax law, pensions and the use of criminal law in enforcing tax legislation, as well as public law generally.
  • International tax issues and extradition.


  • Editor Tax Cases 2005-2011.


  • Supervises some 8 students as regards their dissertations.

Public Engagement

  • Making Representations to HMRC on various Condocs.
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