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Cripps moves into new office
12 December, 2016
by: Cripps

Law firm Cripps has moved into its new office headquarters in Tunbridge Wells, the first substantial office building to have been built in the town for more than 25 years.   The 40,000 sq ft state of the art building, which is on the site of the former Kent & Sussex Hospital, was built by […]

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Legal advice ensures insurance sale
8 December, 2016
by: Cripps

A leading independent provider of specialist insurance products is aiming to double in size after being bought by a US investor.   The deal, which is subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority, saw Vantage Holdings Limited, which has offices in London, Worthing, Farnborough and Brentwood, being acquired for an undisclosed sum by Pennsylvania-based […]

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A summary of the Autumn Statement 2016
29 November, 2016
by: Cripps

The Autumn Statement was delivered on Wednesday 23 November by Philip Hammond. It was the first major economic statement since the Brexit vote, and detailed the major changes our economy needs to make to prepare us for independence from the European Union.  There were no major surprises, but the Chancellor did promise large investments in […]

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Tunbridge Wells firm snaps up two more businesses
25 November, 2016
by: Cripps

A fast-growing Tunbridge Wells company has continued its nationwide expansion programme with the acquisition of a further two businesses. AdEPT Telecom, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of voice and data communications solutions, has bought sister businesses CAT Communications and Progressive Communications in Pewsey, Wiltshire. The move follows AdEPT’s purchase earlier this year of […]

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UK comms market attracts further overseas interest
18 November, 2016
by: Cripps

An award-winning Scottish agency has become the latest acquisition of a multi-national digital performance marketing and technology group looking to expand across Europe.   DAC Group’s purchase of Edinburgh-based Ambergreen Internet Marketing Ltd is the Canadian company’s second acquisition in the UK and supports its ambitions to create an international network of digital agencies.   […]

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Triple awards success at Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2016
16 November, 2016
by: Cripps

Lawyers at Cripps have been acknowledged as being among the very best in the country in the wealth management sector. The law firm – the only one in the South East to be recognised – took home three prizes from the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, which champion young professionals aged under 40 and highlight […]

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On track for growth
9 November, 2016
by: Cripps

Cripps has helped seal a deal that will see a UK manufacturer move forward with fresh investment and a new management team. West Sussex-based Ferrabyrne LTD has secured a combined £4m from YFM Equity Partners and individual investors in a management buyout. The company specialises in the rail, commercial vehicle and energy generation industries. Its […]

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Top rankings for Cripps
8 November, 2016
by: Cripps

A full range of legal expertise has won Cripps fresh plaudits in an authoritative annual guide to UK law firms and lawyers. The 17 rankings awarded by Chambers UK across 16 different practice areas further endorse the firm’s proficiency in private client, real estate and corporate work. They also highlight Cripps’ national reputation in specialist […]

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Awards shortlist for law firm Cripps
31 October, 2016
by: Cripps

Cripps has received national recognition for its expertise in supporting GP practices. The law firm is one of three finalists in the General Practice Awards 2016 Legal Team of the Year category. This recognises those who have provided outstanding up-to-the-minute advice to help GPs negotiate new policy and the daily rigours of running a practice. […]

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Major art opportunity
21 October, 2016
by: Cripps

Artists and art students in Kent, Sussex and Surrey are being given the opportunity to create a major artwork for one of Kent’s most prestigious new office buildings and receive £7,250 in prize money. Law firm Cripps – one of the largest in the South East – is moving into new state of the art […]

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Shortlist hat-trick in Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2016
29 September, 2016
by: Cripps

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 […]

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Acquisition of Essex Electrical Wholesalers by Manutan International SA
28 September, 2016
by: Cripps

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 […]

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Survey results provide business insight
26 September, 2016
by: Cripps

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 […]

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11 Cripps private client lawyers on Citywealth Leaders List 2016
22 September, 2016
by: Cripps

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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Deal Announcement: Acquisition of AYS Logistics by Carousel Logistics
21 September, 2016
by: Cripps

Cripps is delighted to have advised Carousel Logistics Limited, a personalised logistics organisation on their acquisition of AYS Logistics Limited, a West Midlands based logistics solution business. The deal is part of Carousel’s ongoing acquisition strategy and solidifies its position in the West Midlands to support its growing European operations. The acquisition was successfully completed […]

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