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Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide Ranking 2022

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Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide Ranking 2022

Crane & Staples Solicitors celebrates its first ever ranking in the highly prestigious Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide for Private Wealth Law.

Our Ranked Department in Chambers High Net Worth 2022

Our Wills, Trusts and Probate team are listed in the Private Wealth Law category for our region: Watford, Uxbridge and Surrounds.

This is an enormous success for the entire team. The researchers noted the strength of the department, specifically referencing their responsiveness, consistency, and thoroughness.

Our Private Client team includes David Bird, Samantha Webb, Eileen Ismay, Tahir Nisar, Georgina Donnellan, Katie Smits, Trainee Solicitor Mischa McKevitt and secretaries Karen Slatter and Lisa Bourke.

The Chambers & Partners HNW researchers summarise our Private Wealth Law team below:

The team at Crane & Staples advises private clients on estate administration and tax matters. Sources praise the responsiveness of the team. One source says: "They are excellent, quick and thorough," and another interviewee notes: "They are always quick to respond, responses are nevertheless consistently well considered and thought through."

Our Ranked Individuals in Chambers High Net Worth 2022

Head of Department David Bird is a ranked individual in the region. This means that the Chambers & Partners HNW research team have recognised David as a notable expert in Private Wealth Law.

Both Tahir Nisar and Georgina Donnellan are highlighted as ‘Associates to Watch’. Tahir and Georgina are two of just four ranked Associates in the entire region, and 188 internationally. This is a huge accolade for them and the firm.

David Bird

The Chambers & Partners HNW researchers describe Head of Department David Bird below:

David Bird advises on a range of private client matters including estate administration. An interviewee notes: "David is very experienced and highly skilled at all estate and trust matters." Another source says: "David is excellent, reliable, quick, thorough and thoughtful."

Tahir Nisar

In reference to Senior Associate Tahir Nisar, the Chambers & Partners HNW researchers say:

Tahir Nisar is a senior associate at the firm and advises on tax and estate planning. A source says: "Tahir is experienced and highly competent as well as very approachable." Another interviewee says: "Tahir is always very professional, pleasant to deal with, courteous, quick to respond and very thorough in terms of providing detailed advice."

Georgina Donnellan

The Chambers HNW guide includes the below comment on Associate Solicitor Georgina Donnellan:

Georgina Donnellan is an associate solicitor at the firm and advises on estate planning, wills and tax matters. A source notes: "Georgina provides an excellent level of service, combined with a friendly and approachable manner." Another interviewee says: "Georgina is very helpful, informative and readily available."

What is Chambers and Partners?

Chambers & Partners is a research publication that provides international rankings guides on leading firms in the legal industry.

What is Chambers HNW?

The Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide is a leading directory that focuses exclusively on firms that cater to high net worth clients and businesses. This is an international guide that includes 1,810 firms from over 55 countries.  Firms and individuals listed in the guide are recognised as having the skills, resources and understanding to provide specialist advice to high net worth individuals.

Our inclusion in the guide means we have been recognised as having the expertise to advise high net worth clients.

When are Chambers rankings released?

The Chambers HNW rankings 2022 were released on 14th July 2022. Our application was submitted in December 2021 and research commenced at the beginning of 2022.

What is included in the Chambers HNW submission?

The Chambers HNW submission for Private Wealth Law required us to summarise twenty anonymised cases that our team had worked on in the last year. These cases demonstrated the depth and breadth of the department, and their expansive expertise in different facets of Private Wealth Law.

A crucial part of the Chambers HNW submission is referees. The submission requires the department to list twenty referees to provide testimonials about the department. This can include clients and professional contacts who very kindly give their consent to be included.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful referees for helping us to achieve this ranking. We are very grateful to all our referees for taking the time to share their feedback with the Chambers research team. We are so pleased to read the lovely quotes featured in our Chambers HNW profile.

We would also like to congratulate the other ranked firms. We appear alongside some of the leading firms in the country and it is a pleasure to be in their company.

What is Private Wealth Law?

Private wealth law (also known as Private Client law) caters to private individuals, with case types including Wills, Trusts, Probate, wealth management, tax and estate planning.

How can our Private Wealth Law Solicitors assist you?

Our highly-regarded team of specialist Private Wealth Law Solicitors can assist you with the following matters:

  • Probate and Estate Administration, including acting as professional Executors
  • Estate Planning
  • Making or updating your Will
  • Inheritance Tax Advice (IHT)
  • Capital Gains Tax Advice (CGT)
  • Advice making Lifetime gifts
  • Creating and administering Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Care for older people and advice regarding care fees
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

You can find out more about our services here.

One of our core values is to “treat all clients and contacts with kindness, respect and understanding”.  Another key value is to “charge a fair and reasonable price, reflective of the quality and nature of the service provided, with a clear breakdown of fees and associated costs.”

As your friendly, local law firm, we welcome all clients into our community. Our specific ranking in the High Net Worth guide celebrates our expertise and specialism in Wills, Trusts and Probate work, as we continue to provide expert legal advice to all of our diverse client base, including individuals, families and businesses.

We would be pleased to advise you and your family on any of the above matters. Please contact us on 01707 387074 or email to arrange an appointment. We would be happy to meet with you at our offices in Welwyn Garden City town centre, visit you in the comfort of your own home, or meet by video call.

We look forward to working with you and proving ourselves deserving of our new ranking in the Chambers & Partners HNW guide for Private Wealth Law!


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