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Macfarlanes LLP
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Sebastian specialises in advising wealthy families on tax and succession issues. Much of his work has an international dimension and many of his clients have no connection with the UK.

He advises on the creation and operation of asset-holding structures and family offices. He also advises on tax investigations and litigation involving family trusts.

Sebastian advises many UK and non-UK based families on their tax position, both in the UK and internationally.  In 2003 he spent six months on secondment with the trusts and estates group of a leading New York law firm and, as a result of this experience, much of his work has a US dimension.

Sebastian has lectured in the UK, the US and further afield.

Sebastian became senior partner on 1 May 2020.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 1998; partner 2005; senior partner 2020

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London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Macfarlanes LLP advises on the full spectrum of tax matters from HMRC enquiries to audits, investigations and litigation. The team handles both direct and indirect tax disputes with many going before the tax tribunals and civil courts. Other areas of expertise include transfer pricing and offshore trusts matters. Gideon Sanitt heads the team with experience in both transactional and contentious work with support from Sebastian Prichard Jones. Ben Webster acts on a wide range of tax disputes including traditional HMRC matters and judicial review cases.