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Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Corporate Tax


Heather is of Counsel in the contentious tax team, specialising in disputes relating to direct and indirect taxes, including environmental taxes. She has represented clients in applications for judicial review and appeals to the Tax Tribunals, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She has also advised clients in connection with proceedings before the Courts in India and the Cayman Islands.


Heather joined Simmons & Simmons as a trainee in 2007 and qualified into the commercial litigation department in 2009. From 2010 to 2014 Heather worked in the tax litigation practice at the legal arm of a Big 4 accountancy firm, before re-joining Simmons & Simmons as a member of the tax group in December 2014.


Heather is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

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Heather RowlandsSimmons & Simmons

The dedicated contentious tax department at Simmons & Simmons handles the spectrum of civil and criminal tax disputes and contentious matters and, following the arrival of Monique Van Herksen from Ernst & Young Global Limited in 2018, has a dedicated transfer pricing specialist. The group, which is led by experienced tax litigator Nick Skerrett, is particularly strong in the investment management space, but also regularly advises clients on contentious VAT and environmental tax matters. Darren Oswick is another name to note, specialising in transfer pricing, corporate avoidance matters, financial instruments, dividend claims and employment taxes. Managing associate Heather Rowlands has experience in judicial reviews and appeals before the courts in the UK, India and the Cayman Islands.