Monty Jivraj

Head of Tax at Burlingtons Legal LLP United Kingdom

About Monty

Monty has extensive experience and a thorough understanding of HMRC's and EU tax law, policies, guidance and decisions and their impact on individuals and large to small size businesses.

In particular, he prepares and develops strategies for defending tax litigation disputes, tax assessments, penalties and investigations with HMRC.

He specialises in VAT liability and planning; duties and excise; MTIC litigation concerning a raft of products, from mobile phones, CPUs, household goods and carbon credit trading; refund of film tax credits; precious and non-precious metal trade; HMRC COP9 tax investigations and compliance; white-collar fraud; HMRC injunctions/restraining orders; First-tier and Upper Tribunal and Tax appeals.

Monty and is an ex-international cricketer and all round sportsman.

Areas of practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Banking
  • Other Consultancy

Specialization

VAT liability and planning; duties and excise; MTIC litigation concerning a raft of products, from mobile phones, CPUs, household goods and carbon credit trading; refund of film tax credits; precious and non-precious metal trade; HMRC COP9 tax investigations, VAT inspections and HMRC compliance visits; white-collar fraud; HMRC injunctions/restraining orders, HMRC judicial review; First-tier and Upper Tribunal Tax appeals.

I am interested in the following jurisdictions

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Kazakhstan
  • Jordan
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Ireland
  • Ivory Coast
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jamaica
  • Brazil
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Burkina Faso
  • Bulgaria
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Panama
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • South Sudan, Republic of
  • Kosovo
  • USA
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Cook Islands
  • Congo
  • Croatia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Cuba
  • Denmark
  • Czech Republic
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Moldavia
  • Monaco
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macau
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Montenegro
  • Bosnia-Herzegovinia
  • Botswana
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Finland
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • France
  • French Southern Territories
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Gabon
  • Papua-New Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Uganda
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Burundi
  • Turkey
  • Tonga
  • Haiti
  • Guyana
  • Tokelau
  • Heard and McDonald Islands
  • Hong Kong
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Hungary
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Yemen
  • Western Sahara
  • Tuvalu
  • Virgin Islands, United States
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Philippines
  • Switzerland
  • Pakistan
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • Mauritania
  • Isle of Man
  • Marshall Islands
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Saint Martin
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
  • Cambodia
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Bahrain
  • Togo
  • Vietnam
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Palau
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Martinique
  • Tajikistan
  • Paraguay
  • Comoros
  • Colombia
  • Vatican (Holy See)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Chile
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Dominican Republic
  • Re union
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Faroe Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Pitcairn
  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • East Timor
  • El Salvador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Estonia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Peru
  • Cameroon
  • Tunisia
  • Lesotho
  • Lebanon
  • Kiribati
  • Kenya
  • Republic of Korea
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kuwait
  • Dominica
  • Laos
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Serbia
  • Jersey
  • Gibraltar
  • Ghana
  • Greenland
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guam
  • Bangladesh
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba

I can help with

I have extensive understanding of sales and operations management on National and International level and thorough understanding of HMRC's policies, guidences and its financial impact on clients and corporate entities; in particular i specialize in preparation and development of strategies for defending large tax litigation claims and disputes against HMRC. My experience in commerce and the ability to factually examine practical ways to solve problems, especially those affected financially by HMRC places me in a unique position from others.

I was formerly a professional cricketer having played for East and Central Africa in the 1997 ICC Mini World Cup Trophy. I bring with me the fighting spirit, drive and dedication of a professional sportsman to my work as a tax litigation expert. I am results driven with a broad commercial acumen. My extensive knowledge of domestic and international businesses, UK and EU law, including designing and implementing due diligence procedures, places me in a unique position to assist taxpayers on evidence and strategy in in tax disputes with HMRC. I was one of few individuals given the opportunity to give evidence before the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (Sub-Committee A – Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade).

Languages

  • English - United Kingdom
  • Urdu - Pakistan
  • Swahili - Kenya
  • English - Caribbean
  • English - Philippines
  • English - Jamaica
  • English - New Zealand
  • English - Canada
  • English - Zimbabwe
  • Hindi - India
  • English - South Africa
  • English - United States
  • English - Ireland
  • English - Australia
  • English - Trinidad and Tobago
  • English - Belize

Monty's Activities

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Monty Jivraj from Burlingtons Legal LLP shared an update

Accounting officers are responsible for the delivery of value for money – the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public projects and programmes. In this they converge closely with the Committee of Public Accounts and, of course, the NAO. AOs have always had to balance this role against other duties to execute policy and support Ministers. I think that these ministerial and policy goals have come to weigh more and more heavily. The ever-increasing influence of Special Advisers, and Ministers’ greater involvement in policy implementation and Civil Service appointments, is pressing down on the ‘Ministerial’ end of the see-saw further and further, while considerations of value for money and public value rise steadily into the air.

Accountability to Parliament for UK taxpayers' money is an inextricable part of good public management and democratic government.
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Monty Jivraj from Burlingtons Legal LLP shared an update

The Government’s goal is to make the UK the best place in the world to locate an international business.

UK is one of the most open economies globally, a highly skilled workforce, access to capital markets and first-class infrastructure.

The UK now also has a highly competitive corporate tax system.

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