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Jonathan Shankland

Work 020 7222 7040

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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's Nigel West  is a ‘highly experienced senior lawyer who brings a wealth of experience, common sense and commercial judgement to litigation and works hard to find a satisfactory solution to the client’s case’. The ‘very client-focusedJonathan Shankland is recommended for his ‘excellent tax knowledge’. The team acts on behalf of executors, administrators, beneficiaries and dependents on high-value and complex trusts and estates both in the UK and overseas.

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Court of protection

Within: Court of protection

RadcliffesLeBrasseur's knowledgeable and approachable’ team includes the ‘very practical’ Andrew Parsons and ‘highly competent’ Jonathan Shankland. The team has been involved in a number of high-profile cases and vulnerable person matters for both private clients and institutional clients.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Shankland - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

RadcliffesLeBrasseur  has a ‘big name in this area and a strong reputation which is very much deserved. It offers very high-level advice and client delivery for both UK and international clients’. Jonathan Shankland  is ‘highly responsive, proactive and leads from the front - he is willing to go that extra mile and it is very clear that clients hold him in very high esteem’. Victoria Fairley  is ‘steady and meticulous’. Hetty Maher  has an ‘intricate and detailed knowledge of complex legislation’. Senior associate Tulin Hamit  is ‘excellent commercially - she cares about the detail’. The team advises on a wide range of issues for its clients from traditional landed estates, to UK and international entrepreneurs both offshore and onshore.

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