Help with wills & trusts
We are experienced in helping families in a variety of circumstances. We get to know you, understand your precise wishes, ensure your family is protected and your wealth is passed on in the most secure, tax-efficient way.
We have a first class reputation in trust and will legal services, and are known across the country for the work we do. As one of the first UK firms to be accredited as specialists in wills and probate under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance (WIQS) Scheme, we have all the experience and expertise you require.
When it comes to making a will, we ensure your family is looked after in the event of your death. We take care of formalities, ensure nothing is missed out, and anticipate potential problems to avoid unnecessary stress down the line.
Our team of solicitors are also experts in trusts. We can either set one up for you or manage a trust that has already been created.
We offer trust management as a specific service. Our solicitors can help you adapt to circumstances by altering provisions or trusts or changing trustees. We also offer clear, pertinent advice on how to make the most of your money and settle any disputes quickly and painlessly.
Our trust and will legal services are based on wide-ranging experience and a comprehensive knowledge of tax laws. We also have a team that specialises in cross-border tax and succession planning for international clients.
Whatever your position we will ensure your exposure to tax is minimised and your wealth maximised.
Peter Scott is a wealth preservation specialist who commands respect in the private client market.
“I find his level of service and knowledge to be outstanding. He displays admirable calm in the face of antagonism.” (Simon Leney)
Cripps is a ‘go-to firm’ for tax, trusts and probate work.
“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.”
Simon Leney is a veteran private client practitioner who is particularly well respected for his tax planning expertise. Sources state that he is “proactive and has a good grasp of difficult issues.”
Clients praise the “excellent service” at Cripps, which delivers “clear, prompt and carefully thought-out advice”.
“Effective, efficient and great listeners.”
Peter Scott is a widely respected private client lawyer.
“Extremely efficient in what it does”, the team at Cripps offers “timely, well thought out advice that is delivered with expertise” in all tax, trust and probate matters.
Superlative service: “I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice.”
Cripps LLP’s first-rate’ practice gives ‘pragmatic advice’ in all areas of personal tax, trusts and probate.
“A dynamic and highly commercial firm that understands the need to deliver services quickly and accurately.”
“All their lawyers are technically outstanding.”
“A very prompt, thorough and polished team”
“We had an extremely positive experience from beginning to end, with a very responsive team.”
‘is clearly in the top echelon’
Clients praise "the clear professional advice that they offer and the swift responses that they always give."
Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects.
Sources describe Cripps as "innovative, forward looking and flexible."
Simon Leney is "a very well-respected individual" in the private client field in Kent, and enjoys an excellent reputation among his peers for his advisory practice.
"We have had total confidence in all the advice he has given us and he has made the process as stress-free as possible. I would say Simon is unflappable and has a very calming manner."
Sources highlight him as a "standout individual" for his regular contributions as both a speaker and a writer on trust matters.
"Cripps ‘manages to combine being a commercial outfit while still delivering a very personal and individual service’."
"Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects."
"I'm very, very impressed with the firm," reports an interviewee, while another praises "the clear professional advice that they offer and the swift responses that they always give."
"Sources also describe them as 'innovative, forward-looking and flexible.'"
"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."