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Jonathan Davey QC

Call: 2003    QC: 2016

+44 (0)20 7306 0102jdavey@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

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; and was shortlisted for Chambers & Partners’ Junior of the Year award in the areas of Chancery and Real Estate.

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.

Jonathan is a highly persuasive advocate, with substantial experience both as a trial lawyer and as an appellate advocate. As well as appearing in the higher courts, Jonathan frequently appears across a range of tribunals and other dispute resolution forums.

Jonathan regularly appears in the legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global and/or The Legal 500) as a leading practitioner in the following areas:

  • Real estate
  • Chancery – traditional
  • Private client – trusts and probate
  • Private client – tax
  • Tax
  • Private wealth
  • Pensions
  • Charities

Comments that have been made of him in recent directories include: “a key figure”, “hugely respected”, “extremely impressive”, “phenomenally intelligent”, “charming and effective”, “user friendly”, “a pleasure to work with”, “a real team player”, “makes things simple”, “practical”, “an accomplished advocate”, “incredibly eloquent”, “an excellent draftsman”, “reassuring client manner”, “very calm”, “impressive breadth of expertise”, “in massive demand for good reason”, and “handles complex litigation matters with aplomb”.