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.
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.
Don't just take our word for it...
"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."
"Cripps Pemberton Greenish is renowned for handling high-quality private client matters. The team assists wealthy individuals and families with succession planning, trust and estate administration and tax plans."
Cripps would be my first port of call and I would be confident to recommend them to anyone with a legal situation, knowing they can be confident of their personal predicament being dealt with in a level and considered manner.
Chambers High Net Worth guide 2020
Very good, with in-depth knowledge and an approachable manner.
Chambers High Net Worth guide 2020
They adopt a very modern, human approach to areas of technical legal complication. They make it easy and straightforward for a private individual to understand, interpret and fundamentally make important decisions.
Chambers High Net Worth guide 2020
If I am conflicted then they are the firm that I would send the work to.
They are very, very credible. They have people of great pedigree. We rate them.
"the best in the area in my opinion and their service is exemplary,"
"regarded as one of the leaders in private client matters in Kent."
"Cripps would be my first port of call and I would be confident to recommend them to anyone with a legal situation, knowing they can be confident of their personal predicament being dealt with in a level and considered manner."
"very good, with in-depth knowledge and an approachable manner."
"They adopt a very modern, human approach to areas of technical legal complication. They make it easy and straightforward for a private individual to understand, interpret and fundamentally make important decisions."
"If I am conflicted then they are the firm that I would send the work to"
"They are very, very credible,"
‘The team is commercial and diligent, responding to clients in a clear and un-fussy way’
"They have people of great pedigree. We rate them."
'The lawyers have a real practical approach to private clients which resonates both with other professionals and the client‘
"They are really good. If I had a dispute myself I would go to them,"
‘CPG seem to get to know their clients really well so they fully understand what is needed. I believe that this is a reassurance to clients. They have a wide team which means that they will be able to consider a huge variety of issues and can offer a one-stop shop for many things. I think this makes them fairly unique.’
"The team’s strength is its experience and expertise in private client matters, both contentious and non-contentious"
"Jessica had a completely constructive approach to our estate planning with a commitment to achieve what we wanted, even if unusual. Her attention to detail was totally reassuring and her obvious in-depth knowledge applied in a concise and easily understandable way gave us full confidence. Highly recommended."
"They are very pragmatic and user-friendly. Good expertise across the range of trust and estate disputes."
"Phil Youdan has very impressive knowledge and experience in this area. An excellent litigation strategist."
"Cripps offer a truly specialist service. You get the impression that they stick to what they know."
"Myles McIntosh commands great respect for his considered and measured approach, becoming a senior figure in the region. Philip Youdan is making a name for himself."
"The team has a wealth of experience and depth. They are client focused and achieve results. The team is pleasant to deal with and although they will fight hard for their clients and their client’s position, they adopt a sensible approach. The team also embrace mediation where necessary and make full use of mediation in contentious trust and probate cases where mediation is regarded as a norm."
"Myles McIntosh is the head of the team and he is exceptionally pleasant to deal with."
"Philip Youdan is a very experienced practitioner who again is pleasant to deal with and does not adopt unnecessarily contentious positions. He gets to the meat of the matter and will endeavour to find constructive solutions."
"The contentious trusts and probate team is well set up to handle disputed estates and trust matters. They are experienced in what they do in what is a niche area."
"We were recommended this firm and were not disappointed"
"Locally based firm in Tunbridge Wells, but providing a London class of service and professionalism."
"Cripps Pemberton Greenish have excellent lawyers with very good quality of work."
"Kate Arnold is willing and able to explain the legal aspects of private wealth issues, particularly concerning wills and succession planning, and then deliver to an agreed strategy. Very friendly and approachable manner."
"Jessica Jamieson quickly grasped the case’s complex issues, provided clear and relevant advice and drafted easily readable and understandable documentation to achieve the agreed results"
"Jessica Jamieson is an excellent lawyer both in the terms of technical knowledge and also client service/handling. She has a very detailed understanding of tax and trust issues as well as wider private client matters including Court of Protection. She has an eye for detail and will very often pick up on a point that others before her will have missed. She is very calm under pressure and a genuinely nice person to work with"
"You get the sense that they are on the client’s side and looking for a solution. Jeremy Curtis – great attention to detail, forward thinking and wonderful client care"
"The merger of Cripps and Pemberton Greenish has led to a really strong team in this sector, combining traditional values with modern delivery, and able to deliver really good value for money. Jeremy Curtis is a deep thinker, with skills way beyond those just of a lawyer: his deep experience gives him some great abilities to see things from the client’s point of view, and find solutions that work for everyone."
"I only work with Jeremy Curtis, a partner at CPG. Jeremy is measured, thoughtful and a good team player."