Leyla Garahan Associate (Barrister)

Leyla is a barrister in the litigation and dispute resolution group. Leyla specialises in tax investigations and disputes, as well as commercial and judicial review claims involving tax aspects.

Prior to joining Macfarlanes, Leyla completed pupillage at a leading set of tax chambers, where she gained experience of proceedings and applications before the Tax Tribunals, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Leyla has a particular interest in disputes involving EU law. She was previously a stagiaire in the Chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the European Union, where she assisted with drafting and research for the Advocate General’s Opinions, covering a number of substantive and procedural EU law issues.

Professional memberships

  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

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