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Wilberforce Chambers

Jonathan Davey QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 5 departments

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UK Bar
Tax - London (Bar)

Band 2

Jonathan Davey QC
Jonathan Davey QC is accomplished in handling tax litigation for both the Revenue and the taxpayer. His experience includes a great many high-value disputes involving individuals and limited liability partnerships. He has considerable knowledge of probate, pensions and trusts issues.
Strengths: "A really good technician and a smooth advocate." "He is a very good cross-examiner who is excellent on his feet."
Recent work: Acted in Gareth Clark v HMRC, a case concerning the tax consequences of individuals seeking to 'liberate' their pension funds through UK and offshore trusts.
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Tax: Indirect Tax - London (Bar)

Band 3

Jonathan Davey QC  
Jonathan Davey QC is an esteemed silk noted for his ability in indirect tax cases. He regularly acts for the Revenue, handling prominent VAT cases in the charity and education sectors. Strengths: "A really good technician and a smooth advocate." "He prepares his cases thoroughly."
Recent work: Acted in Witney Town Bowles Club v HMRC, a case regarding the meaning of 'community amateur sports club' in the context of an indirect tax dispute as to the proper characterisation of building works carried out at the club.
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

Band 3

Jonathan Davey QC
Jonathan Davey QC is frequently sought after for high-value and high-profile traditional chancery matters. He is noted for his expertise in charities and pensions matters, and for his handling highly complex tax litigation.
Strengths: "Really excellent and has a fantastic ability to make the complicated simple. His oral advocacy is great, and his written advocacy is absolutely amazing. He combines attention to detail with the ability to do grand narrative advocacy, and he has this amazing facility for making your completely unreasonable position sound totally reasonable."
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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)

Band 4

Jonathan Davey QC
Jonathan Davey QC has extensive experience of working in the Court of Appeal. He is an expert in real property and landlord and tenant disputes for clients including government departments and corporate entities. He is editor of Butterworths Property Law Handbook.
Strengths: "His ability to read the judge and pivot his approach on the fly is deeply impressive." "He puts clients at ease." "Excellent advocacy and thinking on his feet."
Recent work: Instructed by HM Revenue and Customs on a case concerned with the tax consequences of investments by high net worth individuals in the conversion and development of a hotel near Luton Airport.
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Tax: Private Client - London (Bar)

Band 1

Jonathan Davey QC
Jonathan Davey QC is a highly respected silk who is trusted with complex work by both HMRC and private clients. He is noted for his work on high-value trusts. Davey is particularly well known for his recent work in high-profile film scheme litigation.
Strengths: "He has this really fantastic ability to make the complicated simple." "He is very, very diligent and always excellently prepared."
Recent work: Instructed by the Revenue in London Luton BPRA Fund LLP v HMRC, a test case concerning the Capital Allowances Act 2001.
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