Jolyon Maugham Wiki – Biography
Jolyon Maugham is a British barrister, as of 2019 practising in tax law at Devereux Chambers. He is the founder and director of the Good Law Project, through which he has played a key role in bringing to court a number of legal challenges to the Brexit process, which he opposes.
More than 11,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the authorities consider prosecuting prominent lawyer Jolyon Maugham for battering a fox to death on Boxing Day.
The barrister, a specialist in tax law who played a key role in bringing to court a number of legal challenges to the Brexit process, later apologised to anyone ‘upset’ after his social media post sparked widespread condemnation.
Such a shocking piece of brutality: if this cruelty goes unanswered does it not send a message to all thugs that beating an animal to death with a baseball bat is ok? Is this!! what we have become?RSPCA investigates after lawyer Jolyon Maugham kills fox https://t.co/ST1AJxV5Xc
— Peter Egan (@PeterEgan6) December 27, 2019
Jolyon Maugham Age
Born 1 July 1971St Pancras, London, England
Jolyon Maugham Profession
Jolyon Maugham Early life
He is the son of David Benedictus, although they did not meet until Maugham was 17, and he was brought up by his mother, Lynne Joyce Maugham, and his adoptive father Alan Barker in New Zealand.
Jolyon Maugham Career
Maugham completed his pupillage in the chambers of Lord Irvine. He became a QC in 2015. He is not a member of any political party but previously advised the Labour Party on tax policy under Ed Miliband. Maugham sits on the advisory council of liberal-conservative think tank Bright Blue, which advises Conservative Party policy.
In September 2019, Maugham revealed that the Mail on Sunday was going to publish the name of his postal address at a time when he received death threats. Since then he received thousands of messages of support. The next day, he criticised right-wing journalist and talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer for ‘doxing’ him. In October, he also criticised debate programme Question Time for having Hartley-Brewer on the show, which was in Beckenham, south London. Thousands of complaints have since been filed to the BBC. There have also been calls to boycott Question Time for their decision to have her on the show.
Jolyon Maugham Fox controversy
On 26 December 2019, Maugham claimed in an early morning Twitter post that he had killed a fox with a baseball bat. The fox had apparently got caught in chicken wire near a hen coop in his garden. The Tweet was reported by other Twitter users to the RSPCA, who encouraged any witnesses to come forward and began an investigation.
— Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) December 28, 2019
Jolyon Maugham petition about Fox Killing
Last night, a petition about the incident had received 11,500 signatures.
It states: ‘The public interest would be served by a proper investigation and clarification of the law and if appropriate prosecution for this cruel act.’
After @ElectoralCommUK had been through my file with a fine toothcomb, not once, but TWICE.
Jolyon Maugham decided to judicially review the second decision which concluded I’d done nowt wrong.
Using his title and vast coffers to force a third look.
Turns out karma is a bitch.
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) December 27, 2019
Chances of the hunting ban being enforced under Johnson?
— Dr Louise Raw (@LouiseRawAuthor) December 27, 2019
Hi @CarolineLucas, @Jon_Bartley & @SianBerry, Given @JolyonMaugham, who bludgeoned a Fox to death in his garden, is a high profile @TheGreenParty supporter, I'm sure you'd like to condemn him and disassociate yourselves from him, wouldn't you ?#JolyonTheFoxKiller #JolyonMaugham pic.twitter.com/DeQ5HBVbr7
— TREVOR ALLMAN (@TrevorWAllman) December 27, 2019