Alison Craggs

Senior Associate
Contact details

01865 254209

Very thorough and efficient.

Legal 500, 2017

Alison advises clients on the best structure for their Wills, prepares powers of attorney and administers estates.

Main areas of practice

Her work ranges from drafting Wills and obtaining Grant of Probate to fully administering complex cross-border, multi-million pound estates.
Alison also deals with trust matters, such as advising on and writing death benefits payable under life insurance policies in trust.

Clients

Alison’s clients range from local elderly clients to entrepreneurs and millionaire businessmen.
She is flexible about meeting arrangements and prepared to visit clients in their own home, care home or sometimes in hospital. When acting for more distant clients, for example in London, she can correspond by telephone or email and arrange for the signing of documents at the London office.

Significant experience

Alison has prepared statutory Wills for personal injury clients who have been awarded substantial compensation payments, but do not have the capacity to make a Will. A niche area, this process involves making a Court of Protection application and establishing that the client would have wanted to make a Will in this form, had he had the capacity.

Expertise

Career

Alison qualified in 2004 with a leading London law firm, whose client base consisted of high net worth individuals. She joined Blake Morgan in 2007.

Alison’s obtained a first class honours degree and was awarded the STEP Administration of Estates Student of the Year Award in 2007.

Alison is currently studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax Advisors (CITA).

Contact details

01865 254209

Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Tax Advisors (CITA) (student member)
  • Alison has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2008 and a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) since 2009
  • Law Society member

Quotes


On behalf of my sister and I, we thank you for the fast and extremely efficient way you dealt with our late father's estate. In every respect we were totally satisfied with the professional service you provided.

Client

Many thanks for the help, guidance and patience you have shown me during my prolonged decisions about my will.

Mrs K, Newbury

The high level of service from Alison Craggs.

Mr W, Oxfordshire

Insights by Alison


articles

10 April - Alison Craggs

The cohabiting family is the second largest family type in the UK, representing 3.3 million families, and growing.  But this popular form of family type suffers from a legislative gap...

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articles

27 November - Alison Craggs

Inheritance tax (IHT) was originally intended as a tax on the wealthiest, but last year the Revenue claimed £5.2 billion in IHT, 60% more than five years ago.  One of...

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articles

8 October - Alison Craggs

Alison Craggs sets out important points to consider when advising a transgender client. This article was first published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal (October 2018) and is...

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