Sebastian Prichard Jones Partner

Sebastian specialises in advising wealthy families on tax and succession issues. Much of his work has an international dimension and many of his clients have no connection with the UK.

Sebastian advises on the creation and operation of asset-holding structures, and also advises on the creation and operation of family offices.  He also advises on tax investigations and litigation involving family trusts.

Sebastian advises many UK and non-UK based families on their tax position, both in the UK and internationally.  In 2003 he spent six months on secondment with the trusts and estates group of a leading New York law firm, and as a result of this experience much of his work has a US dimension.

Sebastian also advises on tax investigations and has a particular expertise in responding to complex enquiries into clients’ affairs by HMRC.  He has lectured in the UK, the US and further afield at industry conferences on technical tax and structuring issues.

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"Sebastian is 'a brilliant tax lawyer who is also excellent when matters become contentious'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"He is 'superb' at advising wealthy families on tax and succession issues."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"A commentator commends him as 'one of the finest lawyers in the country,' adding: 'He not only has excellent judgement and a keen intellect, but he also has a wonderful sense of humour and is just a real joy to work with'."

Chambers UK 2017

"Sebastian Prichard Jones is described by sources as 'incisive' and 'technically astute.' He is a favourite of wealthy international families, advising them on the establishment of family offices and asset-holding structures."

Chambers UK 2016

"Sebastian Prichard Jones is seasoned in international wealth management issues and has strength assisting with tax and succession matters. He often represents both UK-based and non-domiciled clients on UK tax issues. 'He is very experienced and very savvy', say pleased clients."

Chambers Global 2016

"Sebastian Prichard Jones 'is very persuasive and analytical, and explains things extremely clearly', according to commentators."

Chambers Global 2016