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Chambers of Lord Grabiner KC
One Essex Court
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Jonathan Bremner KC specialises in tax. His practice focuses on complex, substantial tax litigation and advisory work.  Jonathan acts for clients from a wide range of industry sectors, including large multinationals, major listed companies, owner-managed businesses and high-net worth individuals, as well as local and central government.

Recent cases include FII GLO, Prudential Assurance Co, RFC 2012 PLC (Supreme Court); Irish Bank Resolution Corp, LIFE Services, Smith & Nephew, MG Rover, Farnborough Airport, Newey (Court of Appeal); Royal Bank of Canada, Urenco Chemplants, London Luton Hotel BPRA Property Fund, BAT Industries (Upper Tribunal); Post-Prudential Appeals GLO, Hannover Leasing, LINPAC, Panayi (FTT).

Recent advisory work includes double taxation treaties, permanent establishments, business structuring issues, company reconstructions, transfer pricing, capital allowances, partnership taxation, employment and personal taxes, VAT (e.g. supply classification issues, scope of exemptions, input tax recovery, partial exemption, claims to recover overdeclared VAT).


Called 2005; Silk 2018; Called to the Scottish Bar 2021; Bencher of Inner Temple.


Hertford College, Oxford (BA (First); BCL (Distinction)); University of Paris II (Diploma in French Law (mention bien)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan Bremner KC – One Essex Court ‘Jonathan is ferociously bright and has an astonishingly deep understanding of tax law. He is a supreme advocate of his generation.’

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Bremner KCOne Essex Court ‘He has become one of the best advocates of his generation and the best in corporate tax.’

London Bar > Tax: personal

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Bremner KCOne Essex Court ‘In court, Jonathan kills with kindness. His submissions are mild-mannered and when needed, sympathetic, yet incisive, clear and brutally effective. His mild manner is one of his most effective and charming tactics.’