Cripps recognised as top private client practice
Law firm Cripps has once again been recognised by the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2018 Guide as a national leader for its private client practice.
Launched in 2016, the HNW guide provides an in-depth analysis on the leading lawyers and law firms acting for high net worth individuals and families. It covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions across the world. Feedback is collated from clients, other law firms and legal commentators to compile the rankings and editorial.
Cripps is ranked in band 1 for its private wealth law work, both in Kent and in the guide’s national rankings (outside London). Sources commented on the teams ‘depth and breadth of expertise’ and its ability to ‘deal with complex issues’, claiming the firm is a ‘one-stop shop’ for private clients. The firm’s dispute resolution practice also wins praise with interviewees stating it is ‘one of the leading disputes firms in the South’.
In addition to the team rankings, head of the private client team, Myles McIntosh, and consultant Simon Leney have been recognised as leading lawyers in their field.
Commenting on the successful results, Myles said: “We are delighted to, once again, be recognised as the market leader in Kent for private wealth law. It is also particularly pleasing to be the only firm in Kent and Sussex to be recognised on a national scale. Our focus has always been to provide a first class service, and we are thrilled that the feedback from clients has been so positive.”
The directory also commends the size of the private client team and its ability to ‘attract good people’. In the last 12 months, Cripps has made a number of senior recruits to the team including Paul Fairbairn from Withers and David Semmens from DKLM. It has also expanded its tax and trusts capabilities with the hire of Richard Mencner from C Hoare & Co and Vikki Logan, a qualified chartered accountant.
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