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Marika Lemos

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Tax , Tax: Indirect Tax , Tax: Private Client
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Tax - London (Bar)

Band 2

Marika Lemos
Marika Lemos has wide-ranging tax expertise. She tackles advisory mandates and has a growing litigation practice, acting for taxpayers and HMRC in matters involving employment taxes and EU law. She has appeared in a number of international cases.
Strengths: "Knowledgeable, accessible, easy to work with, and someone who writes beautifully and whose attention to detail is exceptionally good." "She is extremely bright and makes everyone feel like part of the same team."
Recent work: Acted in Hoey v HMRC, a case concerning the Transfer of Assets Abroad anti-avoidance provisions.
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Tax: Indirect Tax - London (Bar)

Band 3

Marika Lemos
Marika Lemos has a strong indirect tax practice and frequently represents HMRC and taxpayers in novel indirect tax cases. She has appeared in a range of cases concerning stamp duty, VAT and payroll taxes.
Strengths: "She very much has an eye for detail." "Her communication with us has been extremely clear, and she is very good at analysing issues and providing us with full opinions."
Recent work: Successfully acted in HMRC v Wilkes, a case concerning thousands of people chased by the Revenue for extra tax payments as a result of its controversial high-income child benefit charge.
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Tax: Private Client - London (Bar)

Band 1

Marika Lemos
Marika Lemos is a highly rated junior with a strong reputation for handling complex private client tax work. She regularly advises on onshore and offshore trusts, UK and cross-border estate planning, foreign domicile and residence issues, tax immunity and pension tax.
Strengths: "Ferociously hard-working and really intelligent." "She writes beautifully and her attention to detail is exceptionally good."
Recent work: Instructed by HMRC in Ardeshir Naghshineh v HMRC, a case concerning sideways loss relief for farming losses.
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Marika specialises in all aspects of revenue law. She also accepts instructions in the context of commercial litigation, trust and pension disputes, VTAs, and professional negligence cases where tax is involved. Her clients include trade bodies, UK and international trustees, individuals, estates, businesses and HMRC. She represents taxpayers (for example in Routier v HMRC (UKSC); numerous BBC presenters and actors in respect of IR35 challenges) and HMRC (for example in Knibbs v HMRC (CA), Beadle v HMRC (CA), Naghshineh v HMRC (UT)). She advises on UK and cross-border estate planning; deeds of variation; domicile and the remittance basis; residence of individuals, partnerships and corporates, etc.

Career

Called 2002. Joined Devereux in 2014 from another specialist tax set. Attorney General's B Panel. ‘Advocate’ Panel Member. Executive Committee Pro Bono Connect.

Professional Memberships

RBA (Secretary), CBA, VPG, IFA.

Publications

Co-authored McCutcheon on Inheritance Tax (5th to 7th ed.); Principal Editor: Whiteman & Sherry on Capital Gains Tax. Consulting Editor: Lexis PSL Private Client Consulting Editorial Board.

Personal

Read languages at St John's College, Cambridge, before converting to law and completing an LLM in tax law at King’s College London. Vice President of LALCF, a charity that supports sustainable development on Oinousses, Greece.

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