Timothy Brennan QC has been elected to succeed Ingrid Simler QC as head of Devereux. He takes up the position on Monday 21 October. Ingrid steps down following her appointment to the High Court bench; she takes up that appointment on Monday 28 October.
Timothy practises public and commercial litigation in the High Court and above and in statutory and domestic tribunals. His main areas of work are tax and other commercial litigation, judicial review and other public law litigation, employment and discrimination. He has much experience at all levels in substantial high-value litigation, often factually as well as legally complex requiring expert evidence and mastery of technical detail.
Timothy has appeared in scores of reported tax cases at all levels over the last decade. They include many of the major tax cases of recent years, 14 of them in the House of Lords and Supreme Court, in Strasbourg, and many in the Court of Appeal and the High Court, both in the Chancery Division and in the Administrative Court, as well as before the Special Commissioners and in the Upper Tribunal and First-tier Tribunal. He also has extensive experience of employment litigation at all levels up to the House of Lords and Supreme Court.