Wilberforce Chambers

Jonathan Davey QC

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UK Bar
Tax - London (Bar)
Band 3
Strengths

Jonathan Davey QC (Wilberforce Chambers)
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.
"He knows his onions when it comes to HMRC and pensions and is a pleasure to work with." "A reasonable operator with an extremely good litigation style."
Recent work: Acted in Ingenious Film Partners 2 and others v HMRC, a dispute regarding the proper tax analysis in respect of high net worth individuals investing in partnerships involved in the film and games industries.

Strengths

Jonathan Davey QC
Regularly involved in complex and high-value traditional chancery disputes, he is noted for his experience in significant tax litigation and has acted in several high-profile cases relating to that area. He also has expertise in pensions and charity matters. He is further noted for his extensive familiarity with arbitration and other forms of ADR.
"Demonstrates real in-depth knowledge and a full understanding of all the issues in a case." "Even when immersed in the detail, he can cut though the nonsense and find the most relevant issues."
Recent work: Dealt with a multimillion-pound trust dispute regarding the ownership of a nationally significant property portfolio in Central England.

Strengths

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 governmental departments and corporate entities. He is editor of Butterworths Property Law Handbook.
"Great intellect and excellent interpersonal skills." "Extremely bright and excellent with clients as he can relay tricky points with ease."
Recent work: Acted for a leading university in a multimillion-pound property dispute with a government department.

Strengths

Jonathan Davey QC
Particularly well known for his recent work on high-profile film scheme litigation. He is often instructed by the Revenue, but also acts for private clients in trusts and tax matters.
 "He is a real up-and-coming star. He really excels at the tax work he does."