Devereux Chambers announces the arrival of tax specialist Jolyon Maugham

Devereux Chambers continues to expand its pool of specialist tax counsel with the arrival of Jolyon Maugham from 11 New Square. Jolyon has a predominantly litigation based practice in the fields of direct and indirect tax. He has particular expertise in employment taxation, 'scheme' transactions, intangible property, legitimate expectation, abuse of rights and film financing. Earlier this year he was appointed by the Attorney-General directly onto the "A" Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Jolyon’s recent cases include Patrick Degorce, Eclipse Film Partners and the £300m Icebreaker litigation in which he was unled.

Speaking about Jolyon Maugham’s arrival, Ingrid Simler QC, Head of Chambers, said, "We are very pleased that Jolyon is able to join us. He is a valuable addition to our established tax team and will add to what Chambers can offer in tax and other financial and commercial work.”

Commenting on his move Jolyon Maugham said “I am delighted to join Devereux. It is an excellent base from which to develop my practice, acting for both taxpayers and HMRC.”

Devereux Chambers, which is undergoing an exciting period of growth, undertakes major tax cases for and against HMRC. Recent examples include the headline Supreme Court  cases of Gaines-Cooper v HMRC and Davis and James v HMRC; and in the Court of Appeal : Mertrux v HMRC and Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics Ltd v HMRC, as well as a series of successes concerning tax avoidance in the employment field. Members of Chambers advise and appear both for taxpayers and for the Crown, for foreign governments and for other regulatory authorities.

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