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Stephen Horscroft

Managing Associate

Specialism: Lawyers Charities, Non-contentious Trusts, Tax, Estate Planning

Company: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Location: Tunbridge Wells, England

Citywealth rating

4.644735
Average: 4.6 (19 votes)
Fee Level:
4.210525
Average: 4.2 (19 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.789475
Average: 4.8 (19 votes)
Communications Skills
4.789475
Average: 4.8 (19 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.789475
Average: 4.8 (19 votes)
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Private client review:

Totally satisfied with every aspect of the inheritance tax planning, estate planning, Will preparation, Lasting Power of Attorney advice given and the manner in which everything was put in place.

12 Oct 2019

Private client review:

Stephen is one of the most helpful lawyers I have come across, able to explain complicated issues in an easy to understand way, and provide pragmatic advice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Elizabeth Roche    Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd   
30 Sep 2019

Private client review:

A totally reliable professional who has handled some complex estate planning for us with commendable skills. An excellent communicator.

noel gordon    NGA   
28 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen provided that rare combination of detailed technical guidance and wise advice. He was able to communicate the subtle nuances of different legal options to best meet our objectives. Stephen deftly guided us through those delicate issues of inheritance, law, tax and mortality. A real expert and true professional in his field.

Jon Simmons    SGJS   
28 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen advised me on my will and related financial matters. I found him patient and thorough in deciphering what I wanted to achieve for my particular situation. I eventually completed my will in such a way that the legacy left will, I believe, be the best possible outcome for those I leave behind eventually. That is a successful outcome when one engages the services of a professional in my book. I would recommend Stephen to anyone wishing to understand their options and properly prepare for future inevitable events.

27 Sep 2019

Private client review:

I was very impressed with the way Stephen dealt with my case. His advice was excellent and resulted in a very satisfactory outcome.

Thelma Badman    Private client   
27 Sep 2019

Private client review:

A total professional in all his dealings with myself. His advice and suggestions were without question the most valuable as I needed a lot of guidance and help over my unfamiliar Power Of Attorney dealings within the family. Always approachable and unhurried in all our meetings. I value his advice greatly.

Mrs Janette Hart    ( retired )   
26 Sep 2019

Private client review:

I have been a client of Stephen's both in a personal capacity and as Chairman of a small community based charity in West Kent. Stephen's advice has been excellent. He communicates very well and is efficient and a pleasure to deal with.

Virginia Best    Edenbridge Holiday Activities Scheme   
26 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Very helpful. Good clear advice.

21 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen's excellent communication skills mean he is an ideal connection for us to call on when our clients need individual legal advice. He is also a great presenter to groups and he has been involved with our client and professional connection seminars in the past, with great outcomes for us and the attendees.

Cliff Patterson    AV Trinity Ltd   
17 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen has an excellent manner and is clearly a highly proficient and credible lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.

Frank Harewood    AV Trinity   
12 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen is a valuable contact for AV Trinity and the professional relationship between all parties is strong and constructive.

12 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

As a long established Chartered Financial Planning firm we have no hesitation in referring clients to Stephen. His advice is always clear and succinct - and his interpersonal skills are superb.

Richard Randall    AV Trinity Ltd   
12 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen gives a very professional service all round.

11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Steven provided great advice and went above and beyond our expectation. Thanks and best of luck.

Alex Edwards    Bruntwood   
11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Great advice and very easy to communicate with. Will use again.

11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

We found Stephen excellent to deal with he explained things clearly and dealt with things efficiently and within the timeframes previously advised. Stephen was especially patient in dealing with my dad who is 83 and at times struggled to easily understand what was taking place. Stephen always ensured that he would run through things until dad had understood. We would not hesitate to recommend Stephen and are glad that we trusted him with our will and related affairs.

19 Mar 2018

Private client review:

Stephen has been a great help in rearranging my affairs following the loss of my wife in June 2017.

09 Mar 2018

Peer review:

The service and advice which my wife and I received from Stephen Horscroft were excellent. We needed to set up a settlement trust and powers of attorney on behalf of our son who has moderate learning difficulties. Stephen handled our situation efficiently, professionally and took much of the stress out of the process for us. In particular, he helped our son to understand the process at hand. Stephen was patient, quick to respond to our emails and instructions and explained everything in detail. We shall continue to instruct Stephen and your firm and to recommend to others.

15 Feb 2018

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Average client size: Under £5 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes - Cripps offers a range of flexible funding options as and when appropriate for the client

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Private client review:

Totally satisfied with every aspect of the inheritance tax planning, estate planning, Will preparation, Lasting Power of Attorney advice given and the manner in which everything was put in place.

12 Oct 2019

Private client review:

Stephen is one of the most helpful lawyers I have come across, able to explain complicated issues in an easy to understand way, and provide pragmatic advice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Elizabeth Roche    Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd   
30 Sep 2019

Private client review:

A totally reliable professional who has handled some complex estate planning for us with commendable skills. An excellent communicator.

noel gordon    NGA   
28 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen provided that rare combination of detailed technical guidance and wise advice. He was able to communicate the subtle nuances of different legal options to best meet our objectives. Stephen deftly guided us through those delicate issues of inheritance, law, tax and mortality. A real expert and true professional in his field.

Jon Simmons    SGJS   
28 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen advised me on my will and related financial matters. I found him patient and thorough in deciphering what I wanted to achieve for my particular situation. I eventually completed my will in such a way that the legacy left will, I believe, be the best possible outcome for those I leave behind eventually. That is a successful outcome when one engages the services of a professional in my book. I would recommend Stephen to anyone wishing to understand their options and properly prepare for future inevitable events.

27 Sep 2019

Private client review:

I was very impressed with the way Stephen dealt with my case. His advice was excellent and resulted in a very satisfactory outcome.

Thelma Badman    Private client   
27 Sep 2019

Private client review:

A total professional in all his dealings with myself. His advice and suggestions were without question the most valuable as I needed a lot of guidance and help over my unfamiliar Power Of Attorney dealings within the family. Always approachable and unhurried in all our meetings. I value his advice greatly.

Mrs Janette Hart    ( retired )   
26 Sep 2019

Private client review:

I have been a client of Stephen's both in a personal capacity and as Chairman of a small community based charity in West Kent. Stephen's advice has been excellent. He communicates very well and is efficient and a pleasure to deal with.

Virginia Best    Edenbridge Holiday Activities Scheme   
26 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Very helpful. Good clear advice.

21 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen's excellent communication skills mean he is an ideal connection for us to call on when our clients need individual legal advice. He is also a great presenter to groups and he has been involved with our client and professional connection seminars in the past, with great outcomes for us and the attendees.

Cliff Patterson    AV Trinity Ltd   
17 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen has an excellent manner and is clearly a highly proficient and credible lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.

Frank Harewood    AV Trinity   
12 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

Stephen is a valuable contact for AV Trinity and the professional relationship between all parties is strong and constructive.

12 Sep 2019

Institutional client review:

As a long established Chartered Financial Planning firm we have no hesitation in referring clients to Stephen. His advice is always clear and succinct - and his interpersonal skills are superb.

Richard Randall    AV Trinity Ltd   
12 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Stephen gives a very professional service all round.

11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Steven provided great advice and went above and beyond our expectation. Thanks and best of luck.

Alex Edwards    Bruntwood   
11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

Great advice and very easy to communicate with. Will use again.

11 Sep 2019

Private client review:

We found Stephen excellent to deal with he explained things clearly and dealt with things efficiently and within the timeframes previously advised. Stephen was especially patient in dealing with my dad who is 83 and at times struggled to easily understand what was taking place. Stephen always ensured that he would run through things until dad had understood. We would not hesitate to recommend Stephen and are glad that we trusted him with our will and related affairs.

19 Mar 2018

Private client review:

Stephen has been a great help in rearranging my affairs following the loss of my wife in June 2017.

09 Mar 2018

Peer review:

The service and advice which my wife and I received from Stephen Horscroft were excellent. We needed to set up a settlement trust and powers of attorney on behalf of our son who has moderate learning difficulties. Stephen handled our situation efficiently, professionally and took much of the stress out of the process for us. In particular, he helped our son to understand the process at hand. Stephen was patient, quick to respond to our emails and instructions and explained everything in detail. We shall continue to instruct Stephen and your firm and to recommend to others.

15 Feb 2018

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Advised on formation, registration and management of a multiple million pound charitable trust

 

Stephen has recently advised on the formation, registration and management of a multiple million pound charitable trust, drafting and advising on discretionary trusts set up to receive shares from a newly incorporated Family Investment Company and a Court of Protection application to authorise significant gifts from an incapacitated person’s assets for tax planning purposes.

 

Other examples of client work include:

  • Advising the trustees of a multi-million pound charitable trust in relation to active grant making and trust administration.
  • Advising an attorney on the complex downsizing provisions of the inheritance tax residence nil rate band allowance to assist with the decision of whether or not to sell his mother's property in order to fund care fees.
  • Advising trustees on the various issues brought about by the loss of capacity of a co-trustee.
  • Dealing with the setup of various trusts on behalf of a large pension fund for the minors of deceased members.
  • Advising on tax efficient structuring of property arrangements to assist a multi-generational family to pass property to their children, using a combination of loan and trust structures to achieve their goal, whilst reducing the effects of Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax.