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Stuart Skeffington

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Tax, trusts and charities.


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.


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.


Conversational French.




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


Playing jazz piano.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Stuart Skeffington  heads the team at Stevens & Bolton LLP and provides ‘superb technical tax advice’. Rosie Todd is ‘a superb technical lawyer who has a keen eye on the practical detail and foresees and plans things’. Daryl Fox  heads the probate and estate administration team and provides ‘high service levels and expertise’. The team’s work ranges from complex international tax planning for UHNW non-domiciliaries and for landed estates through to estate administration. The department also has a good understanding of fund structures and has particular expertise in the cross-over between private client and the taxation of funds and corporate structures. Associate Abigail Palmer-Page is ‘very responsive and practical’. The team has a ‘deep understanding of personal tax, trusts and probate law with a keen understanding of the commercial deal in play’.

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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

The 'first-class' team at Stevens & Bolton LLP is 'terrifically responsive' and 'quickly grasps the essence of the matter and provides clear, timely and commercial advice'. Practice head Stuart Skeffington provides 'advice which is of the standard expected from the very top City firms, but at a fraction of the price' and Rosie Todd is also in demand as a 'go-to adviser'. The team assists with all areas of private client work, including succession planning, tax and tax regulatory and trust matters concerning complex, high-value estates, as well as international tax advice for non-domiciled residents. It advises high-net-worth individuals, business owners and trustees including those based offshore. Other key team members include Nick Acomb, Daryl Fox and senior associate James Lister, who heads the contentious trusts and probate division. Matthew Carman left private practice in September 2017.

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