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Jonathan Shankland

Work 020 7222 7040

Work Department

Tax and Private Client


Jonathan is a Partner in the Tax and Private Client team and Head of the firm’s International Private Wealth team. He is a trust, tax and estates lawyer and deals with all aspects of personal estates, wills and tax planning for both UK-based and international clients.

Jonathan has a wide and complex client base dealing with high net worth private clients with international tax and planning considerations, corporate and trust structuring both onshore and offshore, as well as traditional pragmatic succession planning, tax planning and large multi-jurisdictional probate matters.

Jonathan prides himself in the personal service that his team provides and counts amongst his client base royalty, lords and ladies, leading business figures, prominent families, banks and international trust companies.


Shakespeare Martineau 2006-2011, RadcliffesLeBrasseur 2012-present 


French (Basic) Welsh (Basic)




Haberdashers Monmouth School (William Jones Scholarship), University of Liverpool LLB (Hons) Law (2004), College of Law (LPC)

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

RadcliffesLeBrasseur routinely acts for executors, administrators, beneficiaries and dependants on various high-value and complex trusts and estates in the UK and overseas. Key areas of expertise include advising on applications to remove or substitute personal representatives as well as claims relating to breach of trustees powers and duties or claims relating to negligent trustees. Jonathan Shankland and Dominic Green are the names to note. Nigel West is another known name for his advice to various ultra-high-net-worth clients on their personal and corporate litigation matters.

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Court of Protection

Within: Court of Protection

RadcliffesLeBrasseur routinely deals with complex Court of Protection matters and vulnerable person matters for both institutional clients and private clients. Its practice straddles its private client and healthcare teams. It acts for many private healthcare providers as well as NHS clients. Andrew Parsons has extensive experience of advising NHS, private health and social care providers on all areas of health law, including care homes law, mental health law and judicial reviews. Jonathan Shankland is another key member of the team.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Shankland - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The size of the team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur allows it to advise on a broad range of HNW specialisms centred around private wealth, tax and estate planning. It is strong across the board from international wills and estate planning through to trust and international trust advice. It advises both individuals and professional trustees on a myriad of issues from Trustee Act 2000 obligations through to changes in the taxation of UK residential property. It is also strong on landed estate and heritage asset matters, as a number of its clients have significant collections of art, antiques and chattels. It has a China desk and through Tulin Hamit has a well-regarded Turkish markets team. Heads of department Jonathan Shankland and Victoria Fairley receive a lot of plaudits.

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