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Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers
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Jonathan was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016 at just 13 years’ call. Prior to taking Silk, Jonathan served on the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel to the Crown, the most senior of the 3 Crown Panels.

Jonathan is a highly respected litigator with a broad commercial chancery practice encompassing areas including property, commercial, tax and trusts.

Jonathan has considerable experience, in particular, of large-scale and high-value litigation in cases which involve more than one field of law. He is regularly instructed in complex commercial, property and financial/tax litigation, for example, the current high profile £1 billion Ingenious litigation. Jonathan has considerable experience of leading large legal teams.


Called 2003; Lincoln’s Inn; member of Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel to the Crown (B Panel).


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Commercial Fraud Lawyer’s Association; Association of Pension Lawyers; Bar Pro Bono Panel.


St Clement Danes School; University of Nottingham (Philosophy BA First Class; International Relations MA Distinction); Downing College, Cambridge (MPhil); City University (Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Charities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Davey QCWilberforce ChambersHe works extremely hard and is very conscientious. He plans meticulously for every hearing, meaning he is well-prepared for any question that may be asked by the court or tribunal. He is also extremely approachable, making him a popular choice with clients.

At Wilberforce Chambers, the key practitioners are Jonathan Davey QC and the ‘extremely goodMichael Furness QC, who provides ‘very practical advice‘. In a prominent highlight, Davey QC acted for HM Revenue and Customs in Life Services Ltd v HM Revenue and Customs, a test case which focused on the issue of the status of supplies that were provided by charities and quasi-charities in the context of EU tax law.

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: corporate - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Davey QCWilberforce ChambersJonathan is an excellent advocate – calm, measured and highly persuasive, and very good indeed at responding effectively to questions from the court or tribunal.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Jonathan Davey QCWilberforce ChambersHe is a reassuring presence, calm, great personality, very charming and puts clients at ease quickly. He works well behind the scenes with the solicitor team and rolls his sleeves up and incredibly accessible and responsive. He understands the team approach and is very easy to work with, and a very nice person on top of it all, shows genuine interest in people.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Davey QCWilberforce ChambersHe is just super in terms of written and oral advocacy. He is great with clients – having a conference with him must be like being given a hug by valium; he really makes you believe that everything is under control and will be alright. He has a great connection with judges and a huge amount of experience in complex litigation.

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Davey QCWilberforce ChambersAn excellent leader, communicator and advocate.

Wilberforce Chambers has an illustrious history of advising on the taxation of trusts and estates as well as on the taxation aspects of pension schemes and capital gains tax. In the case of Gareth Clark v HM Revenue and Customs, which reached the Court of Appeal, Jonathan Davey QC is acting for HM Revenue and Customs in a test case concerning the liberation of pension funds through the setting up of UK and offshore trusts and other such structures.