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For many clients, Cripps LLPis clearly in the top echelon’. Simon Leney heads the practice and is well regarded for his tax and estate planning expertise, and Amanda Chapman, whose expertise is in cross-border matters, is ‘very personable and practical’.

At Stevens & Bolton LLP, Nick Acomb is noted for his ‘outstanding technical excellence’, and practice head Stuart Skeffington is well regarded for tax issues. Senior associate Matthew Carmen is also recommended.

Thomson Snell & Passmore provides ‘London-level advice with a personal touch’. Recommended individuals include practice head Simon Brown, who specialises in protection of assets, and the ‘excellent’ Helen Stewart. Nicola Plant joined the team from Pemberton Greenish LLP.

At asb law LLP practice head Ellen Lambert ‘makes processes seem very simple for the client’; she advised on several contentious wills in 2015. Glen Miles heads the team that focuses on vulnerable people and regularly handles estate administrations.

Adams & Remers handled several high-value estate administrations in 2015. Christopher Walker heads the practice and ‘goes the extra mile’. Contentious trust specialist Lloyd Junor joined from Thomas Eggar LLP.

Barlow Robbins LLP’s nine-lawyer team is headed by Belinda Sanders and includes Tim Adams, who is recommended for contentious work. The practice handled several mental incapacity cases.

Brachers’ team stands out for its ‘extremely efficient’ service. Christopher Eriksson-Lee, who joined from Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, took over as head from the experienced Simon Palmer.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP’s practice ‘provides a high level of personal service’ spanning a range of cases, from mental incapacity issues to inheritance tax planning. Key individuals include Duncan Elson and Sally Ashford, who was promoted to the partnership in 2015.

Coole Bevis LLP is noted for its ‘rapid responses and helpful advice’. Bibi Fortin Lees and consultant Amanda Epstein are recommended.

DMH Stallard LLP stands out for its ‘very personal service’. Key figures include the ‘very knowledgeable and helpfulMichael Derrick and practice head Lorna Fairburn, who is recommended for estate planning.

Harvey Barrett heads the team at Furley Page Solicitors, which includes Aaron Spencer, who ‘takes the time to engage fully with the client’, and solicitor Alexandra Gordon, who ‘explains things without jargon’.

Morrisons Solicitors LLP acted in several estate administrations and trustee disputes. Newly promoted partner Holly Chantler ‘goes the extra distance’ and is recommended for her Court of Protection work.

Liz Garvey heads the practice at Penningtons Manches LLP and ‘is excellent with clients’. 2015 highlights for Garvey included advising on complex probate issues and high-value estate administrations.

At TWM Solicitors LLP, the ‘excellent’ Allison Crossman leads a large team with particular experience in handling wills and inheritance tax-related property matters.

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