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One minute with... Jonathan Levy

How did you first get into tax?

Well I had enjoyed tax at university and after finishing my solicitor’s training all I knew for certain was that I didn’t want to do conveyancing! I saw an advert for the old Inland Revenue which looked surprisingly glamorous with an oil rig picture on it so I joined up. I never did get to see an oil rig but the work was fascinating with a lot of advocacy before the old special and general commissioners which I really enjoyed.

Aside from your immediate colleagues whom in tax do you most admire?

That’s easy: Mr Justice Henderson. He is the absolute model of what a High Court Judge should be on tax matters: truly impartial a brilliant lawyer and very fair.

If you could make one change to UK tax law what would it...

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