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Best year yet for Kent’s leading law firm
16 May, 2018
by: Cripps

Law firm Cripps has reported its best ever year following the publication of its annual financial results.   In the financial year, which ended on 30 April, turnover grew by 8% to £31.6m and net profit by 24% to £7.4m; both represented all-time highs for Cripps and confirmed its fifth consecutive year of growth.   […]

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MetOcean Telematics acquires specialist tagging, tracking and locating business
10 May, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps has acted on behalf of international client, MetOcean Telematics, on its acquisition of Domo Tactical Communications’ Tagging, Tracking and Locating (TTL) business unit. MetOcean Telematics is based in Nova Scotia, Canada, and develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions. Its recently established UK affiliate, MetOcean Telematics (U.K.) Limited, which acquired the […]

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Cripps advises Onwatch Multifire on private equity backed global merger
8 May, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps advised security company Onwatch Multifire on a significant international merger which sees it become part of Netwatch Group. The newly created group combines OnwatchMultifire and three other leading remote visual monitoring companies: Netwatch, based in Ireland, CalAtlantic and National Monitoring Center (NMC) both located in the United States. The new Group is delivering industry […]

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Event: If data is ‘the new oil’, is GDPR a safer drill?
8 May, 2018
by: Cripps

Join Cripps, White and Williams and Mazars for a breakfast briefing discussing the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on May 25 2018. GDPR will bring the biggest change to European data security in 20 years, yet many US companies aren’t sure how the law affects them or what compliance looks […]

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Event: IP & Technology breakfast seminar
3 May, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps, Lombard and BDO are holding a seminar on Friday 18 May to discuss IPR and Technology.  Designed in response to client feedback, the seminar will focus on technology, the knowledge based asset economy and how assets can be leveraged for business growth. It will include interactive keynote presentations from a panel of five leading […]

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Promotions at Cripps
1 May, 2018
by: Cripps

As part of its continuing growth strategy and its key objective to develop and promote talent internally, law firm Cripps has announced 19 promotions across its legal and business services teams.    In the corporate team, Joanna Ford has been promoted to partner.  A commercial disputes specialist, Joanna joined the firm in 2010 from one […]

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Cripps sponsors the Kent Food and Drink Conference 2018
19 April, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps are proud sponsors of the Kent Food and Drink Conference which takes place on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at the University of Kent.     Hosted by Produced in Kent, the conference features a range of speakers including Cripps’ corporate partner Salim Somjee, who will be discussing the topic of Brexit, and how it […]

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Cripps named one of the UK’s top law firms by eprivateclient
9 April, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps has been recognised as a top law firm for its work within the private wealth sector for a fifth consecutive year.   The recognition has been awarded by eprivateclient, the leading website and news service for private client practitioners, following a survey of over 140 firms for its ‘Top Law Firms’ guide. The guide […]

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Cripps advises Kent Frozen Foods on its acquisition by Sysco Corporation
6 April, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps has advised Kent Frozen Foods (kff) on its acquisition by New York Stock Exchange listed Sysco, which will see it become part of the largest food service company in the world.   Following clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority, the deal completed on Easter Monday.  The acquisition is strategically important for Sysco and […]

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Urgent news on EMI options
6 April, 2018
by: Cripps

Late on 4 April 2018 HMRC published a bulletin regarding enterprise management incentive (EMI) option plans, which is particularly important for those companies which are proposing to grant EMI options in the near future.   By way of background, the EMI tax regime is subject to the EU State Aid approval rules.  The government confirmed, […]

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Sale of motor dealership Sparshatts of Kent to Belfry Trucks
5 April, 2018
by: Cripps

Cripps has advised Sparshatts of Kent Group, an award winning Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer, on its sale to Belfry Trucks Limited. Having seen significant growth, it now employs more than 200 people across four sites and has a turnover of over £88.3 million. This landmark deal will see Sparshatts become part of Belfry Trucks Ltd, […]

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How to manage the bank of Mum and Dad
2 April, 2018
by: Cripps

The bank of mum and dad is booming with many parents wanting to help their children get a foothold on the property ladder, pay grandchildren’s school fees or simply help out during difficult times. But with people living longer it is important for parents to balance this with their own needs. Phil Youdan of law […]

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Cripps boosts real estate team with new legal director
22 March, 2018
by: Cripps

Law firm Cripps has strengthened its real estate team further with the appointment of Victoria Murray as a legal director.   Victoria joins from Shoosmiths and has nearly 20 years’ experience specialising in real estate investment, asset management and development transactions advising property companies, funds and inward investors.  She also has particular expertise in project […]

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Cripps wins at the LexisNexis awards
16 March, 2018
by: Cripps

Law firm Cripps has been recognised nationally for its GDPR campaign at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018.    The awards (formerly known as the Halsbury Legal Awards) celebrate the achievements of individuals and firms across the legal sector in 16 different categories.    In a ceremony held at the prestigious Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotel, […]

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New trusts and estates partner at Cripps
15 March, 2018
by: Cripps

Law firm Cripps has announced the appointment of a specialist trust and estates partner to its private client team.   Paul Fairbairn joins from global law firm Withers, where he worked in the wealth planning team specialising in advising both domestic and international families on their succession and tax planning, using wills, trusts and other […]

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