Revenue Bar Association

Jolyon Maugham QC

Jolyon has a predominantly litigation based practice in the fields of direct and indirect tax. He has particular expertise in ‘scheme’ transactions, intangible property, legitimate expectation, abuse of rights, film financing and employment taxation.

Important recent cases include:

Eclipse Film Partners No 35 v HMRC [2015] EWCA Civ 95

Icebreaker [2014] UKFTT 416 (TC)

Eclipse Film Partners No 35 v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 184

Vaccine Research Limited Partnership [2013] UKFTT 73 (TC)

Patrick Degorce [2013] UKFTT 178 (TC)

R (oao Cameron) v HMRC [2012] EWHC 1174 (Admin)

Eclipse Film Partners No 35 LLP [2012] UKFTT 270 TC

Halcyon [2010] STC 1125 (CA)

Micro Fusion [2010] STC 1541 (CA)

Lower Mill Estate [2011] STC 636 (UT)

Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logsitics Limited v HMRC [2011] STC 576

Proteus and Samarkand [2011] UKFTT 610 (TC) (FTT)

Prudential v HMRC (CA) [2009] STC 2459

Fleming [2008] STC 324 (HL)

Jolyon Maugham was ranked as a leading junior by Legal 500 2014 as “a natural advocate with a good eye for an argument”. Chambers 2014 said: “He has a first-class brain and an impressive ability to explain complex tax law in simple terms.”

Jolyon is a graduate of the University of Durham (LLB: European Legal Studies, First Class) and Birkbeck College, London (MA: Modern Literature, Distinction) and is a Queen Mother’s Scholar (Middle Temple). He is the Revenue Bar Association’s representative on the Bar Council and he sits on the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee. He held the distinction of being the only specialist tax counsel appointed by the Attorney-General to the “A” Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Devereux Chambers


Articles in The Tax Journal, Taxation and other professional journals.


LLB (Dunelm)