Making a will
Making a will is a personal process. Rather than leaving it to legal rules to govern where your assets go, which they will do if you do not have a will, we ensure your will reflects your true wishes.
Building a relationship is therefore paramount. We get to know you, understand your individual circumstances, and explain all your options clearly. This is particularly important if you’re not sure how and when you want your family to benefit.
When writing a will we make sure that those nearest to you are looked after in the best possible way – by considering all eventualities and helping you choose your executors and trustees.
We advise you how best to structure your assets, and if your circumstances are complicated – for example, you might own property both in the UK and abroad – we negotiate any hurdles and propose the most practical, tax-efficient path.
As we have expertise in tax laws and trusts, we identify opportunities to save tax and preserve your wealth for future generations. We are also very experienced at cross-border tax and succession planning.
As one of the first firms in the UK to be accredited as specialists in wills and probate under The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, we have built up a national reputation. When it comes to making a will, you could not be in safer hands.
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.
Superlative service: “I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice.”
“A high standard of service, as to be expected from a highly reputable company”. (Anne Lewis)
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.”
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."