Business and Consumer Services
United Arab Emirates
Stuart Crippin is an established lawyer who specialises in the often complex areas of domestic and international high-value cases. He heads up Seddons’ private client team and also covers the UK tax implications of settling estates and trust disputes. A significant proportion of clients come from the UK, UAE, the US, Pakistan and Italy.
‘I work closely with clients to understand their key concerns and objectives, then collaborate on an agreed plan of action,’ Crippin says. ‘I always try to create an environment where clients feel comfortable discussing very personal issues, such as in relation to family dynamics. I find that it is as important to listen to what they do not actually say, as well as what they do say.
Stuart is especially known for his thorough and client-friendly approach. He is held in high-regard by colleagues and clients alike. Due to the nature of his clients' circumstances and requirements, Stuart regularly works with fiduciaries and overseas advisers to ensure his clients receive comprehensive and co-ordinated advice. He has established many strong and reciprocal professional relationships, especially with overseas advisers.
Stuart has written articles and commentaries for the Tax Journal and the STEP Journal.
Stuart was described in The Times Best Law Firms 2020 as "an expert on high value estates and tax planning".
Stuart has previously been recognised in the Legal 500 and was noted for being "approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He has a calm and reassuring approach, helping to break down often complicated matters to the lay client."
Further Legal 500 commentary is as follows:
"Stuart Crippin's wide-ranging knowledge and experience allows him to make sensible decisions, especially in complicated IHT and probate matters."
"Stuart Crippin is a lawyer who understands complex cross-border legal situations and knows how to achieve excellent results quickly by including and collaborating with excellent law firms abroad."
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