Jermaine Smith

Jermaine Smith

Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Telephone 0122 534 0092

Associate - Private wealth and inheritance

Jermaine is part of our Private Client team, based in our Bath, Bristol and London offices. He helps clients to make informed decisions about the future and their assets. Whether clients need tax planning advice or to discuss a will or inheritance matters, Jermaine will bring clarity to complex matters. He also advises on mental capacity law.

Drawing on his deep understanding of wealth management and succession law, Jermaine has instructed clients with high-value estates, including those with business assets and assets held in trusts. Jermaine has experience advising on emerging technologies such as blockchain, including smart contracts, tokenised assets and custodianship issues relating to cryptocurrencies. He is part of Thrings’ growing blockchain team.

Private Client

Jermaine’s technical approach and understanding of programming, digital assets and legal technology sets him apart from other lawyers in his field, making him a valuable part of our team. He ensures clients explore the full range of opportunities open to them for protecting and growing their wealth and securing long-term financial security. Jermaine has deep experience of working on high-value cases, including estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and administrating trusts with millions in global value.

Jermaine’s relevant experience includes:

  • acting in the administration of a landed estate in excess of £40m, including claims for Agricultural Property Relief, Business Property Relief and Heritage Relief
  • estate planning for an entrepreneur based in the South West with business assets in excess of £10m
  • winding up six family trusts with a global value in excess of £6m, including exit charge calculations and distribution to multi-generational beneficiaries
  • advising a European blockchain inheritance company on EU succession regulations
  • preparing an application for an Administration Ad Colligenda Bona for a farming estate in excess of £8m
  • contributing to the Law Commission’s review of Smart Contracts and Digital Assets

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