Jonathan Davey > Chambers of Michael Furness QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Furness QC
Wilberforce Chambers
8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England
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Position

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.

Career

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

Memberships

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

Education

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 > Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks -

Jonathan Davey QC



Wilberforce Chambers



Is a brilliant advocate, excellent with clients, diligent, a leader who will go the extra mile for a client and then some.

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

Within: Leading Silks -

Jonathan Davey QC



Wilberforce Chambers



Is a good litigator with a strong sense of strategy.

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 > Pensions

Within: Leading Silks -

Jonathan Davey QC



Wilberforce Chambers



A top-class silk. His advocacy is attractive, thoughtful and measured.

London Bar > Charities

Within: Leading Silks -

Jonathan Davey QC



Wilberforce Chambers



Is an excellent advocate who is is clear, persuasive and unflappable and his submissions are logically ordered and rigorous.

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.