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Jonathan Davey QC

Call: 2003    QC: 2016

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

Practice Overview

Jonathan was appointed QC in 2016.

He was shortlisted for “Chancery Junior of the Year” at the Chambers Bar Awards in 2015.

He was shortlisted for “Property Junior of the Year” at the Chambers Bar Awards in 2014.

Jonathan is a highly respected litigator with a broad commercial chancery practice encompassing areas including property, commercial, tax and trusts. 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 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 and financial/tax litigation, for example the current high profile Icebreaker litigation referred to in the national press as “Taxman vs Take That”.

Jonathan is a highly persuasive advocate, with considerable 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 including the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.

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
  • Private client – tax
  • Private client – trusts and probate
  • Private wealth
  • Pensions
  • Charities

Comments that have been made of him in the directories include: “a key figure”, “hugely respected”, “impressive”, “phenomenally intelligent”, “charming and effective”, “user friendly”, “practical”, “an accomplished advocate”, “incredibly eloquentan excellent draftsman”, “reassuring client manner”, “very calm”, “impressive breadth of expertise”, and handles complex litigation matters with aplomb”.