Cripps Harries Hall

The elderly and the vulnerable

Specialist services for all situations involving someone making decisions for another person, whether as court appointed deputy or attorney. Or you may be perfectly capable of managing your affairs but would just like a helping hand.

What we do

As well as reviewing and updating legal documents, we give practical and friendly advice.  For example, we can help with managing your finances including budgeting, completing your tax return, organising property repair, arranging a sale of property or a move into assisted living or into residential care. 

We deal with all types of application to the Court of Protection, including preparation and registration of powers of attorney, applying to be appointed as deputy or asking the Court to make a Will for an incapacitated person.  If you are a deputy or an attorney, we can advise you too.

Why Cripps Harries Hall?

You will have a team of people experienced in all aspects of helping the elderly and vulnerable, with a single person to co-ordinate your work and provide a friendly focus.  Our team includes acknowledged experts, with Chartered Tax Advisers, members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, a court appointed deputy as well as solicitors and paralegals.

Next steps

For further information please contact Anne Lewis or Chris Wilkinson.

Latest news Date
+ Cripps named one of Top 25 law firms in UK
Cripps Harries Hall has been named one of the UK’s top 25 legal firms for its services to private clients.
Name Role Contact
Eleanor Black Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 353
Anne Lewis Partner +44 (0)1892 506 356
Chris Wilkinson Partner +44 (0)1892 506 184
Legal updates view all
+ Telephone scams - be aware...
Within the space of one week, two of our clients were conned using the same basic technique. As a result we want to share this information as widely as possible to avoid you or your relatives being defrauded in the same way.
Publications view all
+ CrippsLife issue 18 - Spring 2013
News, views and legal issues
+ CrippsLife issue 16 - Spring 2012
News, reviews and legal issues of interest to private clients.
+ CrippsLife issue 15 - Summer 2011
Welcome to the latest issue of CrippsLife featuring news, reviews and legal issues.
+ CrippsLife issue 14 - Winter 2010
Welcome to CrippsLife and to a fresh look for our magazine previously called Private Lives. This reflects our new corporate identity and we hope you like it.
+ Private Lives issue 13 - Autumn/Winter 2009
The first hints of winter frosts are felt in Tunbridge Wells as this edition of Private Lives goes to print. Summer in Devon seems distant a memory now: at Paignton Zoo the keepers are busy with animals indoors and at Salcombe Dairy the ice cream delivery bicycle is garaged until the spring. Increasing unemployment affects clients at all levels and Roger Byard, back from his sabbatical, is giving strategic advice although there is a sense the worst may be behind us.
+ Private Lives issue 12 - Spring 2009
These are difficult times for everyone. The news is full of stories of redundancies, restructurings and businesses collapsing. But it doesn't all have to be negative; in every downturn there is an upside that can work to your advantage. In this issue, we take a look at some of the opportunities available. If you are a leaseholder, this is an excellent time to make an offer for the purchase of the freehold. Freehold values are calculated based on the value of the property;so if the property has dropped in value, so will the price of the freehold.
+ Private Lives issue 11 - Summer 2008
Summer has arrived with all its usual unpredictability; brilliant sunshine one day and monsoon rains the next. At Benington Lordship in Hertfordshire the Bott family plan their Chilli Festival with anticipation, hoping for good weather.
In the press view all
+ Top rankings for merged law firm
Newly merged Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law has swept the board in an annual survey of the legal profession – setting a new regional benchmark.
+ Finalists revealed for STEP Private Client Awards
Cripps Harries Hall are in the running for at least two accolades for the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2012/13.
+ Wealth Matters
Partner Anne Lewis discusses CrippsAssist our service for the vulnerable and the elderly
+ We must break the taboo and stop ignoring death
Death and taxes have always been a certainty. You can't do anything about the former, so it makes sense to minimise the latter.

Key contacts

Anne Lewis
The elderly and the vulnerable
+44 (0)1892 506 356
Chris Wilkinson
The elderly and the vulnerable
+44 (0)1892 506 184

What others say

Superlative service: "I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice."

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Cripps has an 'experienced department' of 'people of high calibre' including Chris Wilkinson and Mary-Anne Gribbon and acts for many wealthy individuals, politicians and sports professionals.

The Legal 500

Clients praise the "excellent service" at Cripps Harries Hall LLP, which delivers "clear, prompt and carefully thought-out advice".

The Legal 500

"Effective, efficient and great listeners."

Chamber UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Anne Lewis counts business families, farmers and lawyers among her clients. She has a broad range of expertise, including court of protection issues.

Chambers - UK A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors