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WEY HOUSE, FARNHAM ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 4YD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 302264
Fax:
Fax 01483 302254
DX:
2423 GUILDFORD-1
Email:
Web:
www.stevens-bolton.com

Stuart Skeffington

Tel:
Work 01483 406952
Email:
Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Tax, trusts and charities.

Position

Head of the tax, trusts and charities department. Stuart is a private client and charities specialist with extensive experience of all aspects of tax and trusts, including tax planning for business owners (including exit events and corporate reconstructions), employee incentivisation, investment taxation, family offices and succession planning. His client base includes the founders of household-name businesses, globally wealthy families and individuals listed in the ‘Sunday Times’ Rich List.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 1999; Withers 2003-08, partner 2005; partner Stevens & Bolton LLP 2008 to date. Appointed joint branch reporter by the International Fiscal Association to represent the UK at the Rome 2010 congress on ‘Death as a taxable event and its international ramifications’. Regularly quoted in the press on topical tax issues and a regular speaker on the conference circuit.

Languages

Conversational French.

Member

STEP.

Education

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne; Bristol University (Law 2(1)); LPC distinction and Law Society prize.

Leisure

Playing jazz piano.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Stuart Skeffington - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Stevens & Bolton LLP does a broad range of complex work, from international tax planning for UHNW non-domiciliaries to landed estates and estate administration. In addition to receiving referrals from London private banks, firms of accountants and local IFAs, much of its work also comes from Magic Circle, US and top 20 law firms that do not have a private client team. As head of team, Stuart Skeffington has extensive experience of all aspects of tax, trusts and charities, including complex onshore and offshore trust structures, tax-efficient strategies for non-UK domiciliaries and tax planning for business owners.

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South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Leading individuals

Stuart Skeffington - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Stevens & Bolton LLP is highlighted for combining first-rate advice with diplomatic handling of clients' sensitivities. The 'calm, reassuring and authoritative'  Stuart Skeffington  supports clients on on all aspects of tax and trusts including: complex onshore and offshore trust structures and charities issues as does Nick Acomb. Rosie Todd is noted for her 'poised and authoritative' approach to succession planning for both UK- and non-UK-domiciled clients. Junior members of the team, particularly partner James Hardaker also attract client appreciation.

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