When handled professionally, a trust can provide significant tax advantages. Trusts are also flexible, enabling you to ensure control over the assets while helping those you wish to benefit.

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Trust creation

Our team are experts in all kinds of trusts. We provide our clients with specialist legal and tax advice, combining the work of lawyers, chartered tax advisers and dedicated trust administrators. Trust advice can be part of an overall wealth planning service or stand alone.


Whether you are keen to minimise your exposure to inheritance tax, protect a disabled relative’s finances or create trusts for your grandchildren, we ensure your assets are structured in the best possible way. We can also ensure that proceeds from your life policy and lump sum benefits are maximised in the event of your death.


It is important for us to get to know you and understand your priorities. We sit down, explain the practicalities and tax implications of each type of trust, and discuss the best course of action.


If creating an offshore trust is the best option, we have an international team with extensive experience advising on cross-border tax and succession planning.


You can then leave the formalities to us: we check necessary documentation, transfer assets into the trust, and transfer assets into your new trust. If needed, we can also deal with tax returns as well as making sure you comply with all legal requirements.


If you require a professional trustee or executor, we recommend Cripps Trust Corporation (CTC). This provides continuity, independence and professional trusteeship.



Peter Scott is a wealth preservation specialist who commands respect in the private client market.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Mary-Anne Gribbon handles all manner of estate planning work and trust formation and is well regarded by peers and clients.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“I find his level of service and knowledge to be outstanding. He displays admirable calm in the face of antagonism.” (Simon Leney)

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Cripps has an ‘experienced department’ of ‘people of high calibre’ including Chris Wilkinson and Mary-Anne Gribbon and acts for many wealthy individuals, politicians and sports professionals.

The Legal 500

Cripps is a ‘go-to firm’ for tax, trusts and probate work.

The Legal 500

“Responsive, clear in their understanding of client needs, sharp in their knowledge of the relevant law and clear in their advice, polished and highly professional.”

Citywealth Leaders List 2013

Superlative service: “I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice.”

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Cripps LLP’s first-rate’ practice gives ‘pragmatic advice’ in all areas of personal tax, trusts and probate.

The Legal 500

“A dynamic and highly commercial firm that understands the need to deliver services quickly and accurately.”

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“All their lawyers are technically outstanding.” 

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors