James d'Aquino > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax


James is a partner in the private client team in the London office advising on a broad range of domestic and international issues. He acts for high net worth individuals, families, trustees, banks and entrepreneurs on wills, trusts, and succession planning. He also advises on UK and international tax issues, owner-managed business succession planning, administration of estates and powers of attorney. He has extensive experience in advising clients on regularising their UK tax affairs, particularly in relation to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility and the application of the Swiss-UK Tax Cooperation Agreement.

James features in the Eprivateclient ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list 2015 for young private client practitioners. He has had several articles published in well-regarded private client journals including the Trusts and Estates Law Journal and Private Client Practitioner.


Trained Rooks Rider, qualified 2008; Charles Russell LLP 2010 to 2014; Penningtons Manches LLP 2014 to date; partner Penningtons Manches LLP 2016.


Main secondary school attended: Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Universities and colleges attended:  St Johns College, Durham (BA (Hons) 2004); College of Law, Guildford; College of Law, London.