Law firm Cripps has expanded its private client team with the appointment of a new partner, David Semmens.
David has a wealth of experience across a range of private client matters, with particular expertise in the drafting of complex wills and trusts, advising on UK and international succession and tax planning, and administering the UK estates of overseas domiciled clients
Myles McIntosh, head of the firm’s private client division said: “David’s appointment further strengthens our offering to both UK and international clients. He is a great addition to our growing team and helps to reinforce our first class reputation across the country.”
Previously, David has headed the private client teams at a number of large, well respected London law firms, including Gordon Dadds. His clients include entrepreneurs and business people, entertainers, sports individuals and other professionals. He also acts for UK ex-pats living in Europe (mainly Switzerland) and the USA.
David’s media profile includes speaking at numerous seminars on a varied range of subjects and writing on private client issues for the broadsheets, including The Times and the Daily Telegraph.
David said: “I am delighted to have joined Cripps which has one of the largest and most highly regarded private client practices in the South East. I look forward to being able to continue to serve my existing client base and to contribute to the firm’s strategic growth plans.”
David, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, is married with three children and enjoys gardening, travel and all types of music from jazz to Beethoven.
Cripps has offices in Tunbridge Wells, London and Kings Hill.