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Amanda Hardy QC

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Amanda took silk in 2015 and is ‘a highly respected tax silk with a strong litigation and advisory practice’. She 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 is "a fine practitioner with a good practice." "She gives good, solid advice - clients won't get in a mess’ Chambers and Partners. ‘She has a strong presence and an ability to command the room.’ Legal 500.

She has a thriving advisory practice in both private client and corporate tax with a particular emphasis on high net worth and very high value matters. She is a regular and enthusiastic litigator, appearing in the Supreme Court in R (on the application of De Silva and another) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs [2017] UKSC 74; and in the Mauritian trust tax case Lee & Bunter v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 279. Amanda appeared for the wife in the UK's highest recorded contested divorce case; and is appearing for the applicants in a number of judicial review challenges currently being brought against HMRC, particularly in the arena of the legislation applicable to the UK’s biggest hedge funds. 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, this includes offshore domicile and residency issues and pension taxation issues, on which she is a leading expert.

Career

Called to the Bar 1993

Professional Memberships

Vice Chair of the Chancery Bar Association and Chair of the Chancery Bar Association Wellbeing and CSR Sub Committee), member of the STEP Technical Committee, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisors with Freedom of the City of London, Revenue Bar Association.

Publications

Called to the Bar 1993; elected Bencher of Middle Temple 2017.