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Robert Craig

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Private client.


Partner. Robert works in the fields of Private Client (including charities) and Partnerships. He handles private client work in wills, trusts, inheritance tax, probate and estate planning. Robert regularly advises well-known authors, artists and actors on estate planning, as well as a wide range of business people and private individuals. In the charity field he handles the formation and operation of charities and non-profit bodies, across the whole range of cultural, religious, medical, and philanthropic charities, charity disputes and charity mergers and winding up. He also has a specialism in partnership and partnership disputes, advising on partnership structures and restructuring. His clients include a very wide variety of business people, private individuals, trusts, charities and partnerships.


1971 admitted as solicitor and became partner Philip Taylor & Co until 1998; 1990-1998 managing partner of Bennett Taylor Tyrrell which became Finers; 1998 partner in Finers solicitors, which became Finers Stephens Innocent LLP, now Howard Kennedy LLP.


Member of The Law Society, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Charity Law Association, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and The Academy of Experts.


The College of Law, awarded honours in the Solicitors’ Final Examination, 1969; Kings College London LL.M, 1973.


Woodturning (founded the North London Woodturners’ Group), theatre, museums, book collecting, early printing. I am an avid theatregoer and a Friend or Patron of the RSC, the National Theatre, Almeida, Donmar and Globe.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Howard Kennedy LLP is 'a good all-round firm' with 'some very capable individuals in the partnership field'. The group handles LLP formations, partner obligations, employment matters and commercial contracts, in addition to financial regulatory advice on LLP structures, tax, dispute resolution, business recovery and reconstruction. The team is co-led by 'commercial and knowledgeable' Jane Amphlett, who specialises in advisory matters such as partner appointments and departures, and 'one of the top experts in partnership disputes', consultant Robert Craig. Also recommended are the 'capable' Simon Taylor and corporate structuring expert Ashley Reeback.

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