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Jonathan Davey QC

Call: 2003    QC: 2016

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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, property and financial/tax litigation, for example, the current high profile £1 billion Ingenious litigation.

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:

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

Comments that have been made of him in the 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”, “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”.