Richard Teather

Richard Teather

  • rteather at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer In Taxation
  • Christchurch House C206, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Richard Teather is Senior Lecturer in Tax Law at Bournemouth University, and is a leading European specialist in tax law & policy.

He also acts as a tax policy consultant, including advising the Jersey parliament on their recent tax reforms, is a Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. and is an editor or member of the editorial board of various journals.

Prior to that he was an international tax adviser, first with Deloittes and then with a major City of London law firm, with clients including major multinationals and various government agencies.

His book, ¿The Benefits of Tax Competition¿, is published by the London-based Institute for Economic Affairs.

He has lectured across Europe and in America, has been published in three continents and cited in five, and makes regular media appearances.

His work has been the subject of a debate in the UK Parliament and quoted in government studies in the UK, EU and Australia, and hit the national press when the UK government tried to suppress its own civil servants¿ favourable comments on it...


Journal Articles



  • Teather, R., 2013. Demonstrating Substance - applying case law in an offshore context. In: Foundation for International Taxation conference 2012 6-8 December 2012 Mumbai, India. New Delhi, India: Taxmann, 92-97.
  • Teather, R., 2006. The Politics of EU Tax Harmonisation. In: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Colloquium on International Tax Competition 1-3 December 2005 Potsdam, Germany. Berlin, Germany: Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.


Invited Lectures

  • VAT & property - the Royal College of Pediatrics, London, 15 Jun 2015 more
  • Tax Competition – engine of global development, London, 01 Oct 2014 more

External Responsibilities

  • Institute for Economic Affairs, Editorial Advisory Board (2005-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Tax havens, tax avoidance and morality
  • Balancing legality and fairness in the operation of a good tax system - a panel discussion at PwC's Global Tax Leaders Meeting
  • Participant in a panel discussion and session chair at the businesslife Jersey conference

Conference Presentations

  • Chartered Institute of Tax - London VAT conference, Creating a VAT system - experiences of Jersey and Turks & Caicos Islands, 19 May 2015, London
  • Commonwealth Secretariat / International Finance Centres Forum conference, IFCs - the economic perspective, 01 Oct 2011, Marlborough House, London


  • BA (Hons) in Law (Oxford University, 1993)


  • 500 most influential people worldwide in international finance (Finance Centres International FCI500)


  • Adam Smith Institute, Fellow,
  • Cyril Wood Housing Trust (Hon. Chairman), Trustee,
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ACA), Member,
  • Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers (Freeman), Member,

External Media and Press

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