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Leading tax lawyer Malcolm Gammie is leaving Linklaters & Paines to join the Bar and work part-time for the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Gammie, a tax partner with the City firm, is chairman of the institute's executive committee and a past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He will leave Linklaters at the end of July to begin a pupillage at the chambers of Anthony Grabiner QC at One Essex Court in September.
"I've always had a great interest in policy as well as technical tax work," he said.
"This was an obvious opportunity to continue that interest on both fronts and also to vary the technical work that I do."
In a statement, Grabiner and tax specialist Graham Aaronson, chairman of the Revenue Bar Association and also at the chambers, said the breadth of Gammie's experience represented a "substantial complement to what we are offering in this field at One Essex Court".
Gammie will also work part-time for the IFS, helping to direct future research of the Tax Law Review Committee, and he is expected to strengthen the Institute's links with its corporate members.
Charles Allen-Jones, senior partner at Linklaters, said: "This is the right move for Malcolm. We wish him success."