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Timothy Brennan KC specialises in tax, finance, employment and public law in the High Court and on appeal and in statutory tribunals. Judicial review, tax and other commercial litigation, employment, discrimination and disciplinary tribunals. Has appeared in scores of reported cases in these areas. Particular expertise in employment remuneration.

For more information on Timothy’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult his full Devereux profile.


Called 1981, Atkin Scholar of Gray’s Inn (Bencher 2006); Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue (Common Law) 1997-2001; Recorder 2000 (Asst Recorder 1997); QC 2001; Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal 2002-04; Deputy High Court Judge 2008 (Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court and Chancery Division); contributing editor ‘Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law’ (LexisNexis).


Revenue Bar Association


Balliol College, Oxford (BCL; MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy Brennan KC – Devereux ‘A formidable depth of legal and tax technical knowledge combined with a pragmatic and personable approach means he always a go to silk for any contentious tax cases.’

Devereux is a ‘formidably strong tax set’, with a broad practice which makes them a popular choice for HMRC. Timothy Brennan KC has experience in all areas of corporate tax, in addition to his employment law credentials. ‘Thorough, incisiveFelicity Cullen KC has a practice which includes both advisory and contentious work, and is particularly active for private individuals and owner managed businesses. Akash Nawbatt KC, who is described as ‘commercial and thorough and highly collaborative’, regularly represents HMRC, as in the highly publicised HMRC v Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, where he led Sebastian Purnell in a matter concerning the correct tax treatment of professional football referees. Aparna Nathan KC has a high profile litigation practice, and has been active for HMRC on multiple matters in the last year. Christopher Stone is building a taxpayer-focused practice, and appeared as sole advocate for HMRC in the Supreme Court in R (Haworth) v HMRC, in which the taxpayer was challenging the lawfulness of a follower notice.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

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