John Avery Jones has sat as a Judge in the Tax Tribunals for over 20 years – the latter 10 years on a full time basis. Over that time he has encountered and decided every conceivable tax dispute from small personal tax cases to the largest corporate tax disputes.
He is available to act as Mediator or Arbitrator (sole or joint) and has Chaired Arbitration panels under the EU Arbitration Convention and under Tax Treaties, he has also acted as arbitrator in a private tax-related international arbitration.
Information on Arbtiration and Mediation/ADR services can be found here.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
2009 – 2011 – Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)
2002-2009 – Special Commissioner of Income Tax
2002-2009 – Chairman, VAT and Duties Tribunals
1991-2001 – Deputy Special Commissioner of Income Tax
1985 – 2001 Senior Partner, Speechley Bircham, Solicitors
1970-1985 – Partner, Bircham & Co
1966 – Admitted as Solicitor
Current lecturer on International Taxation, Leiden University
1986-2009 – visiting Professor in tax law, London School of Economics
Past lecturer, International Taxation, Vienna University of Economics
2011 – Delivered the Klaus Vogel lecture to the Vienna University of Economics
1997 – Delivered the David Tillinghurst lecture on International Taxation, New York University
Committees & Editorial
Member of the Steering Committee of the UK Tax Law Rewrite
Member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of the British Tax Review
Member of the Keith Committee on the Enforcement Powers of the Revenue Departments
Chairman of the Tax Law Review Committee
Chairman of the British Branch of IFA and Vice-President of the IFA Executive Committee
President of the Institute (now Chartered Institute) of Taxation
Member of the Editorial Board of Simon’s Taxes
Chairman, Law Society’s Revenue Law Committee
Member of Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Member of the Meade Committee on the Structure of the Direct tax System
Chairman (and member) of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam
International Consultant to the American Law Institute Project on International Aspects of US Income Taxation II
Editor, British Tax Review