We have specialists in every area of the law relating to disputes: employment law, professional negligence, defamation and claims involving contesting a will or an estate , disputes involving a trust as well as property. We also offer a personal service that considers your individual circumstances carefully.
We listen to you, understand your aims, and explain your options in clear English. It is not always a choice between expensive litigation and doing nothing – there are a number of ways to negotiate a settlement including alternative dispute resolution (ADR), arbitration (a private hearing before an independent arbitrator) and mediation (a legal expert helps two sides to reach an agreement).
We might also recommend contacting the ombudsmen, who can resolve disputes and determine compensation, or undergo early neutral evaluation, in which an independent expert considers both sides.
Our personal dispute solicitors will do their best to resolve your claim before going to court. However, if court is unavoidable we will represent you robustly and professionally.
We also discuss the most appropriate way to fund your claim. Depending on your circumstances our personal dispute solicitors are happy to agree fixed fees, deferred payments, or ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements.
We support you through the process until everything is finalised.
“Engaged, gives sound advice, and doesn’t rush. A very steady pair of hands.” (Russell Simpson)
“Efficiency and in-depth knowledge of the issues was impressive.”
“Once again thanks to you and Russell for your excellent work on this case, if I need to use a Solicitor again in the future Cripps will be my first port of call.”
“Thank you for the way you have handled the business throughout. It was always going to be difficult and distressing but it made it easier to be working with professionals who understood our situation and from where we were coming.”
“They are willing to go the extra mile. They give the time and dedication to meet your needs.”
This Tunbridge Wells based firm boasts one of the leading dispute resolution teams in the region.
Please thank all your legal team who have played a part in helping us get to the point where we can move on with our future plans. Without your work, it would have worked out very differently..
Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects.
"Cripps has ‘a very strong contested trust and probate team’ and is ‘especially good in property matters’."
"...key figures include the ‘proactive’ Philip Youdan and Russell Simpson, who handles high-value probate and Inheritance Act claims."
"Myles McIntosh is ‘an excellent practitioner who can remain objective in all issues’"
"Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects."
"They're one of the biggest firms, a client could expect a large depth of experience from them, they've got a very big team and they deal with some quite complex issues."
"They've obviously got a strong private client practice - they've got the depth and breadth of expertise, they're a large, well-established firm and they seem to be attracting good people. I think for the more sophisticated clients, they are a one-stop shop."