Richard Crocker is the Head of the Private Client department and works with a team that provides a high quality service in the local area, as well as further afield. He offers specialist advice on a wide range of issues including Wills, lifetime tax-planning and probate.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a history degree, his first career was with British Telecom where he was involved in developing overseas networks and negotiating international agreements. Having decided to become a lawyer, Richard was articled in London with Beale & Company and joined the well known firm, Withers LLP, as a solicitor in 1990.
He joined Taylor Walton in 1997, becoming a Partner in 2000, and has headed the Private Client team since 2004. He is based in the Harpenden office. Since his arrival, the department has expanded significantly in size and expertise, reflecting Richard's ambition to create a team capable of providing the level and quality of service generally considered to be the natural territory of London firms but at less than London rates. He places great importance on providing outstanding client service.
Richard has a good working relationship with both professional contacts and clients and has consistently been recognised as a leading practitioner by the Legal 500, Chambers UK and Citywealth.