House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 3 May 2022

Cox, Sir Geoffrey (Torridge and West Devon)

Cox, Sir Geoffrey (Torridge and West Devon)

1. Employment and earnings

Practice at the Bar of England and Wales. All earnings in this capacity were received subject to a deduction of 13.5% for the costs of my chambers.

Payments from the Khan Partnership Solicitors, 48-49 Russell Square, London WC1B 4JP:

15 April 2021, received £7,312.50 (no VAT) for legal services provided in February 2021. Hours: 8 approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)

23 April 2021, received £24,000 plus VAT for legal services provided in April 2021. Hours: 24 hrs approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)

31 May 2021, received £4,800 plus VAT for legal services provided in March 2021. Hours: 5 hrs approx. (Registered 07 June 2021)

30 September 2021, received £4,166.67 plus VAT for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 08 October 2021)

31 December 2021, received £14,400 plus VAT for legal services provided between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021. Hours: 14 hrs approx. (Registered 25 January 2022)

17 January 2022, received £4,800 plus VAT for legal services provided between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021. Hours: 4.5 hrs approx. (Registered 09 February 2022)

From 28 September 2020 until further notice, Consultant Global Counsel (international legal services) to Withers LLP, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN. From 1 November 2021, I will receive £400,000 plus VAT annually, to be paid quarterly, in return for an expected commitment of up to 41 hours a month. (Registered 19 October 2020; updated 19 October 2021)

Additional payments from Withers LLP, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7LN:

15 April 2021, received £52,535.84 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 25 January 2021 and 28 February 2021. Hours: 60 hrs approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)

20 May 2021, received £45,354.48 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 28 February 2021 and 26 March 2021. Hours: 55 hrs approx. (Registered 07 June 2021)

4 June 2021, received £72,569.39 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 26 March 2021 and 29 April 2021. Hours: 89 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)

1 July 2021, received £156,916.08 (no VAT) for work undertaken between 29 April 2021 and 31 May 2021. Hours: 140 hrs approx. (Registered 26 July 2021)

31 August 2021, received £63,143.03 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 June 2021 and 30 June 2021. Hours: 50 hrs approx. (Registered 21 September 2021)

14 September 2021, received £46,716.29 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 July 2021 and 31 July 2021. Hours: 40 hrs approx. (Registered 07 October 2021)

14 October 2021, received £54,404.49 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 August 2021 and 31 August 2021. Hours: 45 hrs approx. (Registered 03 November 2021)

14 December 2021, received £47,387.69 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 September 2021 and 30 September 2021. Hours: 34 hrs approx. (Registered 07 January 2022)

17 January 2022, received £56,197 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 October 2021 and 31 October 2021. Hours: 35 hrs approx. (Registered 09 February 2022)

14 February 2022, received £54,354.50 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 November 2021 and 30 November 2021. Hours: 35 hrs approx. (Registered 10 March 2022)

14 March 2022, received £53,732.26 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 December 2021 and 31 December 2021. Hours: 50 hrs approx. (Registered 08 April 2022)

Payments from Fidlaw, 3rd Floor Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU:

4 June 2021, received £8,333 (plus VAT) for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)

8 June 2021, received £6,666.67 (plus VAT) for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)

31 August 2021, received £25,000 (no VAT) from CGS Legal, Northumberland House, 8th Floor, 303-306 High Holborn, London WC1V 7JZ, for legal services to be provided between September and December 2021. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 21 September 2021)

30 September 2021, received £4,200 plus VAT from Messrs Janes, Cording House, 34/35 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HD, for legal services provided in September 2021. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 08 October 2021)

25 March 2022, payment of £1,285 from King's College London Conservative Association, KCL Students Union, 300 Strand, London WC2R 1AE, for being the guest speaker at a dinner. Hours: 3 hrs. Fee donated to charities in my constituency. (Registered 04 April 2022)

1 April 2022, received £100,000 plus VAT from Messrs Bower Cotton, 34 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD, as advance part payment for legal services from 1 December 2021 and continuing. Hours: approx. 25 hrs to date. (Registered 25 April 2022)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

Joint ownership of farmland in West Devon: (i) and (ii). (Updated 18 January 2019)

From November 2017, joint ownership of a residential property in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 15 January 2019; updated 04 April 2019)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

Thomas More International Ltd; international law firm. (Registered 05 June 2015)

Thomas More Property Holdings Ltd; property holding company. (Registered 05 June 2015)

 

Prepared 6th May 2022