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On behalf of my siblings, their families and myself, I should like to express our very sincerest thanks to you for you have done for us, helping us overcome all the challenges and obstacles. It has been a pleasure to work with you and learn from your experience and expertise to overcome what at times seemed to be insurmountable obstacles.

Offshore beneficiaries of a trust participating in a valuable property portfolio
About

Robert Craig is a solicitor specialising in wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, charities, estate litigation and partnership.

He regularly advises private individuals, business people, and well-known authors, artists and actors on estate planning.

Alongside his estate planning practice, Robert advises clients on partnerships and co-ownership disputes, and a wide range of charity law matters, including the formation and operation of charities and non-profit bodies (cultural, religious, welfare and philanthropic charities).

Robert gives sound and pragmatic advice to clients without a lot of legal jargon.

Robert is a qualified and experienced mediator. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Charity Law Association, and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Recent work
  • Handling the probates and ongoing charitable trusts for two well-known artists. 
  • Advising on estate planning arrangements for two Nobel prize winners. 
  • Advising on and drafting a complex will and set of accompanying instructions to the executors for an internationally well-known artist.
  • Setting up disabled person trusts for clients whose children have learning disabilities.
  • Organising the restructuring of a commercial company, in order to pass shares over to the next generation. 
  • Restructuring a limited partnership for an offshore vehicle.
  • Drafting a new limited liability partnership for a specialist firm of accountants.
  • Providing advice to a Parish Council on restructuring a local charitable trust.
  • Advising on a complex family co-ownership arrangement.
  • Converting an unincorporated religious charity into a charitable incorporated organisation.
Did you know
He is a keen woodturner and the founder of the North London Woodturners' Group. He collects early typography and antiquarian books, and loves gardens.

Robert was awarded the John Mackrell Prize and Honours in his Solicitors Final Exams.
Accolades
Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and Commercial: Partnerships, Legal 500 2022

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