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Will it be harder for independent schools to keep their charitable status?

In her policy speech on education on 9 September 2016, the Prime Minister raised the subject of the charitable status of independent schools. She is instigating a review of the Charity Commission guidance on the charitable status of fee paying schools and spoke of a “tougher” test for schools to show that they provide public […]


Shortlist hat-trick in Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2016

Cripps has been shortlisted for three awards at the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards. The awards recognise emerging future leaders in the wealth management sector. The firm is in the running for Initiative of the Year for its ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme where staff were challenged to walk, run, row […]


Acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers by Manutan International SA

Cripps has recently provided corporate legal advice to Manutan International SA, a European leader in the distribution of office supplies to companies, on the acquisition of the entire share capital of privately-owned company Essex Electrical Wholesalers (Braintree) Limited, which specialises in providing electrical product requirements for the contracting, maintenance and installation sector in the UK. This transaction is the latest addition […]


Survey results provide business insight

Our recent survey of more than 200 senior decision makers in South East businesses has given insight into their priorities and concerns following the decision to leave the EU.   Their message to the government is clear – make continued access to the single market the priority. Other findings reveal a range of opinions on […]


11 Cripps private client lawyers on Citywealth Leaders List 2016

Law firm Cripps is celebrating the publication of the Citywealth Leaders List 2016 naming 85% of its partners as among the best private client practitioners in the UK – the highest number in any legal practice in the South East according to size (excluding London).   The list names lawyers, accountants, family offices, private bankers […]

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Whether you are looking for help on a business or personal matter, we explore the context of your concern, and the impact our legal strategy might have on another part of your life or business.

For some people the two are inseparable.


The law affects every area of our lives.


Dealing with family dynamics, changing relationships, careers, personal responsibility and sensitive issues requires perception, tact and a deep understanding of how the law and the individual interact.


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Each business is complex and unique. Every decision affects another and, whether you’re an executive, professional or business owner, you have to move quickly to maintain momentum.


We’ll invest the time to understand you, your business and your goals so we can be part of your team as we move forward.


We’ll help you build your business your way, ensuring our advice gets you where you want to be as easily and cost-effectively as possible. We work with everyone from start-ups and SMEs to substantial multi-national organisations.


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We are also specialists in a number of industries where we have built up expertise above and beyond legal services.

We understand the drivers and idiosyncrasies in these sectors, enabling us to offer you truly commercial advice.


We can help you create strategies and exploit opportunities. We speak your language, understand your business environment, and do all we can to get you where you need to be as easily as possible.


In real estate our insight is renowned, spanning subsectors as diverse as real estate investors, housebuilders, and affordable housing.


Our clients also value our in-depth experience in advertising, technology & media, charities & not-for-profit, education, financial services, food & drink, public sector, healthcare, renewable energy, shopping centres and retail.


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