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One minute with ... Judith Freedman

How did you end up in tax?

It was the most intellectually engaging topic I came across during my training and women were not expected to choose it so I went for it. I don't like being obvious.

Who in tax do you most admire?

I learned my tax in practice from some amazingly good lawyers at Freshfields. I never had the advantage of studying tax at university so when I came to teach it John Tiley's book was a lifeline. I was then fortunate to have several mentors who were both practitioners and academics such as John Avery Jones David Oliver and Malcolm Gammie. I feel very lucky to have come into contact with so many exceptional experts.

Name a highlight of your career

Introducing undergraduate tax at both the LSE and Oxford as well as building up the graduate tax courses in both places...

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