New trusts and estates partner at Cripps
Law firm Cripps has announced the appointment of a specialist trust and estates partner to its private client team.
Paul Fairbairn joins from global law firm Withers, where he worked in the wealth planning team specialising in advising both domestic and international families on their succession and tax planning, using wills, trusts and other structures. He also has extensive experience advising owners, custodians and managers of rural estates on tax and succession issues.
Paul is a full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading international network of experts in family inheritance and succession planning. He has also been named in the Spear’s 500 guide to wealth management advisers, as well being listed in eprivateclient’s top 35 private client professionals under the age of 35 and in the Private Client Global Elite directory.
Myles McIntosh, head of the private client team at Cripps, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the team. We are already regarded as a leading firm for our private client work, and Paul’s expertise with both domestic and international clients will further strengthen the service we can offer.”
The Cripps private client team was recently recognised nationally for its expertise in the Chambers and Partners 2018 guide with sources highlighting its ‘very good reputation’ and ‘innovative approach’.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “I am thrilled to be joining Cripps’ highly regarded private client team. The firm has a strong reputation for its work in this field, not least demonstrated by its recent rankings in key independent legal directories. I am looking forward to working with the team to further develop its outstanding reputation.”
Paul will divide his time between Cripps’ offices in Tunbridge Wells and London. The firm also has offices at Kings Hill.