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Sinclair Gibson LLP

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Managing Partner: Lucy Gibson
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French, Greek

Firm Overview:
Based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Central London, Harcus Sinclair is one of the leading specialist private client firms in England. It has a large international dimension to its practice, with a focus on wealth structuring for high net worth private individuals, contentious trust and probate advice and family law.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:

5 partners, 14 fee-earners based in London
■ Advice to fiduciaries and beneficiaries on trust and succession disputes in onshore and offshore jurisdictions
■ Conduct of major group litigation cases
■ Financial services litigation relating to loss incurred in tax planning schemes centred in the UK
■ Conduct of Privy Council appeal cases arising from Appeal Court decisions in relevant Commonwealth jurisdictions
■ Advice to private clients in relation to disputes concerning other wealth holding vehicles such as companies
■ Advice in relation to applications under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Contact: Damon Parker
Tel: +44 20 7539 4740
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alison Meek
Tel: +44 20 7539 4737
Email: [email protected]

Family:
1 partner, 4 fee-earners based in London
■ Advice on all aspects of divorce and family breakdown
■ Advice on financial arrangements following divorce, including division of UK and international capital assets, pension sharing and ongoing maintenance
■ Protection of assets through Nuptial Agreements and cohabitation agreements for both UK and international clients
■ Advice on division of assets for cohabiting couples following relationship breakdown
■ Advice on child arrangements including applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction and matters involving the application of international conventions
■ Advice on financial provision for children under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
Contact: Kathryn Peat
Tel: +44 20 7539 4722
Email: [email protected]

Private Client:
2 partners, 7 fee-earners based in London
■ Advice on estate planning using trusts and other wealth-holding structures in the UK and internationally
■ Advice on tax planning and cross-border harmonisation for UK and international clients
■ Acting as fiduciaries and advisors to large international trusts
■ Provision of probate services in relation to UK property of non-UK deceased persons
Contact: Keith Bruce-Smith
Tel: +44 20 7539 4710
Email: [email protected]