Cripps lawyers ranked among UK’s best private client advisers

8 September, 2017
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Two rising stars from law firm Cripps have been named as top young lawyers under the age of 35.


Claire Tollefson and Darren Philpot, both of whom were recently promoted to managing associate, have been listed in the 2017 eprivateclient Top 35 under 35.  eprivateclient is the leading website and news service for private client practitioners.


Designed to recognise, introduce and promote the up and coming individuals within private wealth professionals, eprivateclient received a record number of over 470 nominations this year from more than 70 firms across the UK and UK Crown Dependencies.


Managing partner, Gavin Tyler said: “Having two of our lawyers ranked in the 2017 eprivateclient Top 35 under 35 reflects the commitment of these individuals to developing their careers at Cripps and building their reputations by consistently delivering exceptional and bespoke service to our clients. Both Claire and Darren’s achievements are well deserved and I am delighted and proud to see their hard work and dedication being rewarded.”


As a senior member of the family law team, Claire started her legal career at Cripps as a trainee nine years ago. She is included in the Citywealth Leaders List 2017/2018 and is also one of only 35 lawyers to make the Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100 List 2017.


Darren joined the firm in 2014 and is a residential property specialist, developing strong relationships with a number of key clients and leading on several high profile and complex transactions. Darren is also named in the Citywealth Leaders List 2017/2018.


The judging process by eprivateclient includes a review of the individual’s achievements over the last 12 months, and is also based on the number of nominations they receive. Career progression, the quality and extensiveness of nominations and the seniority of who made the nomination and what that person said are crucial elements in determining who makes the list.


A celebratory reception is being held in London on 26 September 2017 where plaques will be presented to everyone listed in the 2017 eprivateclient Top 35 under 35.