Member Since: 1st Mar 2012
Monty is a consultant to the Litigation Department in Jeffrey Green Russell Solicitors with over 5 years’ litigation experience and 7 years’ commercial experience in sales and operations management, both domestic and international. Over the last 10 years Monty has dealt with HM Revenue & Customs in a management environment in relation to all taxation issues affecting the companies he has worked with. Through Monty's exposure to indirect and direct tax issues, he has developed an understanding of how HMRC's policies affect UK businesses. Monty assists businesses in the preparation and development of strategies for litigating claims against HMRC. His commercial and litigation experience is unique and an asset to his clients.
Monty specialises in tax litigation. He is results driven with a broad commercial acumen. His extensive knowledge of domestic and international businesses, compliance work, including designing and implementing due diligence procedures, places him in a unique position to assist clients on evidence and strategy. Monty has a proven record of success in change management and a solid background in multi-site general management. Monty was one of very few individuals to be given the opportunity to give evidence before the inquiry into Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud in the UK in January 2007, which was conducted by the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade).
Monty was formerly a professional cricketer having played international cricket for East and Central Africa in the 1997 ICC Mini World Cup Trophy, and having played professional cricket in many parts of the world including Australia, Derbyshire, UAE and Canada.
Monty is a qualified English Cricket Board Level 1 coach and is currently playing in the Middlesex County League for Harrow Cricket Club. Monty's International Cricket Profile can be accessed by visiting http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/other/content/player/24013.html.
Monty is fluent in Swahili, Hindi and Gujarati and also speaks basic Arabic.
17th Jan 2013
Spain applies a reduced rate to a broader range of goods than provided for under the VAT Directive in the field of pharmaceutical products...Blog
26th Jun 2012
Member State may bring an action under national criminal law against a transporter for the offence of aiding and abetting the prohibited...Blog
21st Jun 2012
Court of Justice of the European held - Under the VAT directive1, undertakings may, as a general rule, deduct the amount of input VAT which...Blog
15th May 2012
http://www.jgrweb.com/people/monty-jivraj/ Right of set off by HMRC of one tax against another tax. The question dealt within in this case...Blog
17th Apr 2012
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is producing simple record keeping mobile apps for small businesses . The apps, which are mostly free,...Blog
13th Apr 2012
A significant media attention has focused on the upcoming London Mayor Election between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson. Both candidates...Blog
28th Mar 2012
In a newspaper article published on 28 March 2012, the headlines read in bold saying " Want to avoid pasty tax ? Easy, but cold food, says...Blog
28th Mar 2012
Victory by electrical retailer could set a precedent in helping mobile dealers reclaim tax from HMRC Electrical retailer Atlantic...Blog
26th Mar 2012
News that high street bakers Greggs are threatening legal action over which 'hot' foods will be liable for VAT under the rules set out in...Blog