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Amanda Hardy QC

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Amanda took silk in 2015 and is widely regarded as a leading tax and trusts practitioner. "A standout silk in this area. She's extremely good with clients, and gives very clear, practical advice." ‘She has a strong presence and an ability to command the room.’ She has a thriving advisory practice in private client and corporate tax and is a regular litigator, most recently appearing in the Supreme Court and in the Mauritian trust tax case Lee & Bunter v HMRC; for the wife in the UK's highest recorded contested divorce case; and for the applicants in a number of judicial review challenges currently being brought against HMRC. Amanda's practice continues to involve a substantial amount of advice, planning and structuring work particularly for ultra-high net worth individuals and their associated corporations and trusts including offshore domicile and residency issues and pension taxation issues.


Called to the Bar 1995, Silk 2015

Professional Memberships

Bencher of Middle Temple, Vice Chair of the Chancery Bar Association, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisors with Freedom of the City of London.


Author of the International Guide to the Taxation of Trusts: The United Kingdom, and the second edition of Tolley's Statutory Residence Test (2017).