Marika Lemos > Chambers of Andrew Burns KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Marika Lemos 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.

For more information on Marika’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit her Devereux profile.


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

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.


Greek, French, some German, Italian


RBA (Secretary from 2019), CBA, VPG, IFA.


Read languages at St John’s College, Cambridge, before converting to law and completing an LLM in tax law at King’s College London.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Marika LemosDevereuxMarika is one of the best junior tax counsel on the market. She is incredibly knowledgeable, clear in her advice and practical in her approach.

Devereux has an ‘excellent tax team’ with a ‘very good range of juniors to back up its excellent silks’. Felicity Cullen KC is ‘loved by her clients for her robust advice’ and her work often involves advising high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Aparna Nathan KC gives ‘incredibly clear and well thought out advice on tax problems’ and is working with the HMRC on a matter related to the issuance of an accelerated payment notice in relation to PAYE income. Akash Nawbatt KC is currently representing HMRC in a multi-million-pound domicile and residence appeal that also involves transfer of assets abroad and settlement issues. Marika Lemos is regarded as ‘one of the best junior tax counsel on the market’, while the ‘very affable’. Christopher Stone has a high-profile tax litigation practice which covers key private client topics, such as residence and domicile, and relief from inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Marika Lemos – Devereux ‘Marika is one of the best junior tax counsel on the market. She is incredibly knowledgeable, clear in her advice and practical in her approach.’

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Marika Lemos Devereux ‘Marika is diligent, thorough, well-prepared and always on top of her brief. ’