We have a dedicated team of experienced people standing by to help you with all aspects of trust management. We currently look after more than 400 trusts – giving advice, handling administration and dealing with compliance issues. We will always allocate a partner to oversee your trust and ensure it meets your objectives.
We deal with all aspects of trust taxation – keeping a close eye on income, capital gains and inheritance tax – and ensure obligations to beneficiaries and HMRC are met.
We monitor changes in legislation and always give advice that reflects your personal circumstances. Most recently ensuring all our trusts are compliant with new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation.
We work closely with a variety of brokers and can help identify the right investment manager for the job. We maintain up-to-date records and regularly monitor their performance. This enables us to look at the bigger picture in a more cost-effective way.
It is often advisable to have a professional trustee. We recommend Cripps Trust Corporation Limited (CTCL), run by our Private Client partners. This will provide continuity, independence and professional trusteeship, at no additional charge.
Talk to us about how trusts can help with….
- Providing financial security for a surviving spouse
- Protecting assets for minor children or grandchildren
- Trusts for disabled beneficiaries
- Private charitable trusts and companies
- Inheritance Tax planning from personal life assurance and pension plans
“I find his level of service and knowledge to be outstanding. He displays admirable calm in the face of antagonism.” (Simon Leney)
Cripps LLP 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.”
Cripps LLP’s first-rate’ practice gives ‘pragmatic advice’ in all areas of personal tax, trusts and probate.
“All their lawyers are technically outstanding.”
“A dynamic and highly commercial firm that understands the need to deliver services quickly and accurately.”
Simon Leney is "considerate in all respects, responsive, knowledgeable and practical"
‘is clearly in the top echelon’
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."