Jonathan Davey > Chambers of Michael Furness QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Michael Furness QC Offices
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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).
London Bar > Private client: trusts and probateWithin: Leading Silks -
London Bar > Private client: personal taxWithin: Leading Silks -
Wilberforce Chambers is ‘highly regarded‘ for personal tax issues. Jonathan Davey QC successfully acted in the high-profile case of Viscount Hood as Executor of Estate of Lady Hood v HM Revenue and Customs, which dealt with the key inheritance tax provisions relating to ‘gifts with reservation’ in relation to family homes.
London Bar > PensionsWithin: Leading Silks -
London Bar > CharitiesWithin: Leading Silks -
Wilberforce Chambers continues to be involved in some complex and high-value matters across the charity sector. As an example of his expertise, Jonathan Davey QC is leading in the significant case of Life Services Ltd v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs, which is an important test case about the taxation of charities and similar entities. Michael Furness QC has a ‘good reputation‘ among instructing solicitors for charities-related work, aided by his ‘quick response time and detailed knowledge‘ of the sector.