Natalie Worsfold is a tax lawyer who represents individual taxpayers and owner-managed businesses in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). She also successfully challenges CRA decisions denying taxpayer relief and helps facilitate applications under the Voluntary Disclosures Program. An entrepreneur pretty much from birth, Natalie launched her first business at the age of 10: running other kids’ birthday parties. At 17 she represented the Southeast of England in the European Young Enterprise Competition. Initially attracted to the law by her love of logic, she decided to make it a career because of her love of people – and her passion for helping those who’ve been wronged. A rebel at heart, she can’t stand to see an imbalance of power between the government and the people it’s supposed to serve. After being called to the bar, Natalie ran her own practice for several years. What inspired her to work with Counter Tax Lawyers was a shared sense of frustration that so many taxpayers seemed to accept unfairness in the system as the status quo. Natalie believes that the quest for a fair solution to any tax problem starts with having the right tools. And that’s the mission of Counter: to provide clients with the best possible tools for resolving their disputes – and to support them with the conviction that our firm really can change things by pushing harder and striving constantly to be better. Natalie is the co-creator and driving force behind many of Counter’s process workflows, decision trees and data analytics systems, as well as our comprehensive knowledgebase, Hank. She once found an obscure code in a 2,000-page government disclosure package that indicated the CRA has lost a critical piece of mail – and that one tiny discovery won the case for our client.
Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold talk with Sam about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax Lawyers, a law firm that develops innovative strategies for resolving tax disputes.
Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold talk about their presentation and the three things lawyers should be doing or thinking about along with tech adoption.
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