Philip Youdan > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Private Client


Philip specialises in resolving disputes concerning money and other assets left on trust or under the terms of a will and in contentious regulatory work.


Joined Cripps in 2005 and appointed Partner in 2013


Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Often working in conjunction with the firm’s non-contentious private client department, Cripps helms contentious trust and probate mandates for domestic and international high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and family businesses. ‘Top quality partner’  Philip Youdan leads the team, while the ‘outstanding’  Myles McIntosh oversees the firm’s private client practice. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Tunbridge Wells.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The ‘skilled and practical’ team at Cripps in Tunbridge Wells handles complex disputes for UK and international clients, companies and business individuals across several sectors including the advertising and media, technology, food and drink, and property industries. Recent work has involved litigation related to commercial contracts, insolvency and restructuring matters, professional negligence claims and post-transactional disputes. Heading up the team is Philip Youdan and the ‘fantastic, efficient, sensible and wise’ Ed Weeks, who is well-known for his expertise in shareholders’ disputes and directors’ duties issues. ‘Go-to lawyer’ Joanna Ford has a specialism in handling restructuring and insolvency matters as well as shareholder disputes concerning IT and technology contracts. Also of note is Tom Bourne, who has a particular interest in the food and drinks sector, with experience in commercial and post-transactional disputes. Hannah Proctor is well versed in misfeasance claims and breach of contract disputes, praised as a ‘successful litigator’. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of William Angas, Ben Ashworth and Justin McConville to the practice.