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Jonathan Gater

Jonathan Gater

Joint Managing Partner, Wills, Probate Tax and Trusts
+44 (0)118 951 6848

  • Estate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Lifetime estate planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection and mental capacity law
  • College of Law (Chester), Law
  • University of Manchester, LLB 
  • Member, Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Jonathan Gater is "absolutely excellent." "His advice is always good, he is always fair and he sets out the facts very well." Gater specialises in trust and estate administration, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. Gater is further praised as a "stand-out operator," especially on "complex Court of Protection issues." Chambers HNW Guide

    Managing partner Jonathan Gater's expertise lies in trust and estate administration, Court of Protection matters and powers of attorney. He also acts as executor and trustee for clients. An interviewee comments: "His main strength is the wealth of knowledge he has with regard to probate. He is also extremely helpful and courteous." Chambers UK Guide

    “Blandy & Blandy LLP’s ‘polite, sensitive and efficient’ team includes Graham Benwell, joint managing partners Jonathan Gater and Philip D’Arcy, and Caroline.” The Legal 500

    "Jonathan Gater specialises in elderly client work including probate matters. He also acts as a Court of Protection panel deputy. He is commended for his client care skills." Chambers UK Guide

    "Jonathan Gater ‘can explain processes in a layperson’s language', and attracts praise for his deputyship expertise." The Legal 500

    “My word, what swift action from you as my relative’s Attorney and from Anna, your assistant. The series of happenings will be of extreme value to my relative for her care and safety and her comfort and wellbeing in the longer term. Lastly, my sincere appreciation and thanks to you and Anna at this stage and for the ongoing planned journey ahead.”

    “The courtesy received throughout was particularly appreciated.”

    “Mr Gater was very helpful and I am very happy with the advice I was given.” 

    “I am extremely satisfied with all work carried out on my behalf.” 

    “I have been a longstanding client of Blandy & Blandy and have invariably found prompt, helpful and relevant advice from advisors. In the current proceedings, I have been particularly grateful for the sympathetic understanding of Jonathan Gater.” 

    “Very helpful indeed.”

    “Great! Feeling more secure and settled now! Thanks!”

    “I have always received excellent, empathetic service.”

    “Thank you."

"Absolutely excellent" and a "stand-out operator" Chambers HNW Guide

Jonathan Gater is one of the firm’s joint managing partners and head of our Probate Tax & Trusts team, which spans our Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London offices.

Jonathan specialises in trust and estate administration, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. He acts as Attorney for a number of clients, assisting them with the day-to-day management of their affairs and also regularly acts as Executor or Trustee for clients.

Jonathan works closely with the rest of his team, who are specialists in Court of Protection matters. They regularly act for people who are under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection and are experienced in acting as independent Deputies for incapacitated people, and making deputyship applications for family members who wish to be appointed.

Jonathan is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent, national organisation of lawyers (solicitors, barristers and legal executives) who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

He is ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers HNW Guide, with clients acknowledging his "wealth of knowledge", especially in relation to "complex Court of Protection issues." 

Since 2002, Jonathan has been the Under Sheriff for Berkshire and is he is also an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer.

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