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Leading silk appointed to High Court bench

Ingrid Simler QC, the head of Devereux Chambers, has been appointed to the High Court’s Queen’s Bench Division.

Simler is recognised for her expertise across a range of areas including tax litigation. She has been involved in most individual domicile and residence cases taken by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the last decade, and most recently appeared for HMRC in the Supreme Court in the landmark case concerning HMRC’s published guidance on tax residence and domicile, IR20: Gaines-Cooper & Davies & James v HMRC [2011] UKSC 47.

She will replace the retiring Justice Henriques on October 28.

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