Rob Crowther

About Rob Crowther

Rob is a Partner in the Wills, Trusts and Estates team advising clients on Wills and on all aspects of lifetime tax planning and asset protection matters.

Rob advises on all Wills and Inheritance Tax planning matters, as well as advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney (both “property and affairs” and “health and welfare” LPAs) and LPA registration applications. Rob is also experienced in dealing with Court of Protection matters including applications for deputyship orders, approval of gifts and removal of incapacitated trustees.

Rob specialises in all aspects of complex, high value estate administration matters, including obtaining Grants of Probate and Grants of Letters of Administration and dealing with the day-to-day administration of estates and family trusts. Rob has administered a wide range of complex estates involving high value asset portfolios, business and agricultural assets, multi-jurisdictional assets, the interaction of family trusts from an Inheritance Tax perspective and the establishment of family trusts arising from estates to protect family wealth effectively where appropriate.

Rob also acts as an executor, trustee and attorney for clients and has a strong network of professional advisors who he works with to ensure clients’ interests are protected and developed through longstanding relationships.

Rob also has experience of contentious probate matters, having acted on claims in relation to testamentary incapacity, lack of due knowledge and approval, undue influence and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, as well as having advised beneficiaries in relation to disputes regarding the administration of estates.

Rob is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society Private Client Section.

"Rob Crowther has done a wonderful job and I am so pleased we made the decision to go with him as he has made things a lot easier to deal with!"
Mrs F, Sheffield
"As my mother was not in the best of health, Rob Crowther came to deal with her legal matters at home. Rob was understanding, attentive and did an excellent job with the utmost care."
S Ahmed, Berkshire
"Rob was extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout; this helped put my mind at rest. Everyone at FSP was friendly and approachable."
R Claridge, Berkshire
"I would like to thank Rob for the professional manner in which he advised me on the best way to record the important, yet sensitive, contents of my will."
Mrs L, Reading
Rob is listed as a Leading Individual in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 Directory.
"Rob Crowther is charming, urbane and technically excellent. He goes above and beyond for clients. His level of engagement with HMRC for his clients in private client disputes really marks him out. His determination achieves results that others would not."
"Rob Crowther has a detailed and effective manner and well prepared to advise accordingly."
"I have worked with Rob Crowther for many years and he is very caring and thoughtful about his clients and their needs."
"Rob is an excellent lawyer with the most exquisite understanding of legal matters coupled with excellent manners all wrapped in a very approachable person."
"Rob is just a really safe pair of hands, but also really creative. Rob is somebody that if you have a problem that you're trying to find a solution to, and you're not sure how to get to it, you go to him."
"He is absolutely excellent. He is particularly good at dealing with sensitive situations."
"Sources appreciate that he will "often go that extra mile to provide resolution and confident, sensible advice."
"Compassionate, efficient, professional and approachable."
“Self-assured and utterly deserves his tier one ranking.”
“You can pick up the phone to him anytime and he is always at the other end. He is readily available to clients and counsel."
"He is a valuable private client practitioner."