Mike Chantler


Mike Chantler

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  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal 500, 2015


Admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and became a partner in 1987.


Oxford (BA).


Secretary of the Heritage Group of Professional Advisors.

Michael Chantler is an authority in trust law, heritage matters and inheritance tax planning.

Chambers UK

Mike specialises in heritage taxation, particularly art and property exemption and related issues such as loans and sales of works of art to national institutions, in situ and hybrid offers in lieu of inheritance tax, the establishment of maintenance funds and the negotiation of heritage management plans.

His practice also encompasses wills, trusts, complex probates, capital tax planning, and general advice to a wide range of private clients, but with an emphasis on traditional landed estates.

Mike is recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading expert in heritage taxation and is secretary of the Heritage Group of Professional Advisers. He also appeared in The Lawyer Top 100 in 2010.

Who we help

Mike is widely acknowledged as the "expert's expert" in the administration and taxation of heritage property. He acts almost exclusively for high-net-worth individuals and landed estates and has structured some of the largest, most complicated offer-in-lieu transactions with HMRC and sales of art to national institutions.

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