Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1991, after a degree in English Literature at St Andrews University.
He joined Hunters as a partner in 1997. Between 2012 and 2017, he was Head of the Private Client Department. Jonathan advises a broad range of private clients (including individuals, trustees, charities, family estates, private banks and “family offices”), specialising in trust, estate and tax law, on the preservation, management, enhancement and devolution of their capital wealth.
He has longstanding and detailed experience of advising on wills and probate often with a cross border element.
He particularly enjoys regular professional contact with his clients, their families and trustees, and working alongside professionals of other disciplines – agents, accountants, investment managers and independent financial advisers.
Jonathan is a trustee of a number of significant family trusts and estates and is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and the Agricultural Law Association.
He is also a member of “Solicitors for the Elderly”, a national association of Solicitors concerned with improving the availability and quality of delivery of legal services to older people. He has lectured widely.
“Noted as an 'expert in trusts and estates law'”
“Jonathan is highlighted for being 'technically very good and very nice to deal with' and 'a good choice for clients'”
“Listed as 'an experienced professional who has built up a good relationship with clients and other professionals' and is 'highly regarded'”
“Sources comment 'he’s a thoroughly decent chap' and praise him for being 'efficient and knowledgeable'”
“Recognised for his 'extensive knowledge of trusts and probate'”
“Recommended as 'excellent'”
“Described as having 'brilliant technical knowledge'”