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Jonathan Shankland



Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Jonathan heads the International Private Wealth offering at Weightmans’.

Jonathan is a trust, tax and estates lawyer and deals with all aspects of personal estates, wills and tax planning for UK-based and international clients. Jonathan specialises in offering international private wealth advice.

Jonathan is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in both Chambers and Legal 500. He also features in CityWealth’s Leaders List and its 2021 list of Top 100 Private Client Lawyers and Jonathan is also ranked in the Spears 500 directory.

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 he provides and counts amongst his client base royalty, leading business figures and prominent families.


  • International tax and estate planning
  • International succession planning
  • Personal and trust tax planning
  • Complex Will planning
  • Offshore tax planning
  • Swiss/UK/Worldwide tax co-op agreements
  • Double tax treaties
  • Worldwide disclosure facility
  • Trust
  • Business affairs
  • Corporate estate planning
  • High net worth tax planning, Wills and probate
  • Mental capacity issues and elderly client matters
  • Cross-border estate and tax planning
  • International tax disputes
  • Residence and domicile planning and tax matters
  • HMRC tax investigations: domicile, residency and voluntary disclosure
  • Estate administration and probate
  • Annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED)
  • Non-resident CGT
  • HMRC anti-avoidance provisions/attribution rules etc.
  • Offshore estate planning structures

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