Jonathan joined Sintons in October 2017 as a Solicitor within the Personal and Family department. Jonathan works specifically in the Wills and Probate Team, providing a full range of associated legal services. Jonathan also has vast experience of dealing with contentious trusts and probate.
- Jonathan studied at the London School of Economics
- He qualified as a Solicitor in 1996
- Jonathan is a member of ACTAPS – the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
- Jonathan is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
- He is an associate lecturer at Northumbria University specialising in Wills & Probate
- Jonathan’s work is supervised by an associate or partner within the Wills and Probate Team
- The wills and probate team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing the piano and spending time at his family cottage in North Northumberland.
The Legal 500 2019 described the private client team as “professional at all times. All the staff are polite and pleasant, they are quick to respond to queries.”
The private client team won praise from the Legal 500 2017 being hailed as “excellent”. In the 2018 Guide the team was highly rated for its “professional efficient and friendly approach“.
Jonathan was recognised in the 2017 Legal 500 as being ‘able to plot his way through complex, multi-faceted issues with clarity’.
The Chambers UK 2019 Guide described the personal tax, trusts and probate team as being “highly professional and offering solid advice, clearly given, followed by efficient and timely preparation of the relevant documentation.”
The private client team was hailed as “pleasant, courteous and, from my experience, efficient.” in the Chambers UK 2020 Guide with another client saying “It’s an excellent service, overall, and I would not hesitate to use the firm again.“
Key Practice Areas
- Inheritance tax planning
- Administration of estates
- Powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters