Jonathan Shankland

private client solicitor
Partner, Head of International Private Wealth

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 7414

Chambers and Partners HNW 2018 - Leading IndividualLegal 500 2019 Leading Individualt35u35_rgbJonathan 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 is ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners HNW guide 2018, is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 directory, and was recognised as one of eprivateclient’s ‘Top 35 Under 35’ for 2016. He qualified in 2008.

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’. Legal 500 2019

‘He’s incredibly good to work with, he’s been fantastic. He’s very pragmatic, straightforward and business-like about things’… ‘Jonathan is a fountain of knowledge in the tax and planning sense, and he is innovative while maintaining a sensible and traditional approach.’Chambers and Partners HNW 2018

What is refreshing about Jonathan is that he’s extremely responsive, very clever and very creative. He’s very diligent and he has good emotional IQ in the sense that he puts himself in the client’s shoes. Chambers and Partners HNW 2017

Jonathan Shankland has ‘a high standard of technical knowledge and is very proactive. He is able to explain complex situations simply to clients and is very kind and thoughtful. He is a thorough young lawyer with a terrific grasp of estate planning and international taxation.’ Legal 500 2017

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is ‘an established practice with a dynamic offering and very impressive levels of service’. Standout figures include … the ‘really excellent’ Jonathan Shankland. Legal 500 2016

A solid private client team that advises landed estates, people in business and international, wealthy families on tax and estate planning. … [Jonathan Shankland is] ‘enthusiastic, with an intelligent and thoughtful approach.’ Legal 500 2015

Areas of Expertise

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, leading business figures and prominent families.


  • Wills and estate planning both domestic and offshore
  • Succession planning and asset protection (through wills and trusts)
  • Establishing and administering trusts
  • Personal and trust tax compliance and self-assessment
  • Inheritance tax planning and mitigation
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Court of Protection applications and deputyship
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and Office of the Public Guardian
  • International tax
  • Vulnerable adults
  • Corporate and business affairs for private clients
  • Personal injury trusts
  • Care fee funding
  • Charitable trusts


Jonathan is a member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and its International Tax and International Private Client special interest groups. He is also a member of the Law Society.