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Higgs LLP

Private Wealth Law

4 ranked individualsBand 1Wolverhampton and the Black CountryHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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The private client department at Higgs LLP, previously known as Higgs & Sons, provides trust and estates, tax, succession planning, and wealth management services. A peer comments that the firm's private wealth lawyers "are absolutely great and have a really good reputation in the Black Country."

"Higgs have a good private client department and do a lot of this work," comments another interviewee. The firm boasts a large team practising in a range of contentious and non-contentious private wealth matters.

Notable practitioners

Craig Ridge leads the contentious trusts and probate team and represents clients in a range of matters, including will challenges, 1975 Inheritance Act claims, and disputes between fiduciaries. "He picks up issues so fast," explains an interviewee, continuing: "He's not just clever but really experienced, he will identify what needs to be done really quickly." A market commentator says: "Craig is very clear-minded about cases, he gives straightforward advice and has a transparent approach, and he's a nice guy too."

Lucy Obrey is "the most technically capable" private client practitioner in the team, according to one market commentator. Obrey advises high net worth clients on wills, probate and trusts, and specialises in inheritance tax and estate planning for entrepreneurial clients.

Senior partner Nick Moxon focuses his practice on the owner-managed business sector and also has expertise in capacity issues. "He is well recognised and has a good team and network of support behind him," comments a peer.

Peter Gosling provides wealthy families and high net worth individuals with tax and estate planning services. Gosling has particular expertise advising clients with private businesses and agricultural assets.

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Midlands

Private Wealth Disputes


Craig Ridge
Band 2
Wolverhampton and the Black Country

Private Wealth Law


Lucy Obrey
Band 1
Nick Moxon
Band 1
Peter G Gosling
Band 1