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Lucy Gibson

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Harcus Sinclair LLP

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Trusts and tax.


Lucy is a private client trust and tax lawyer. She primarily advises wealthy private clients and trustees on the establishment and restructuring of family and charitable trusts for devolution purposes and tax mitigation.

Lucy's practice is a broad one, advising private clients and trustees, often internationally-based, on a variety of litigious and non-contentious matters including trust variations and compromise proceedings (both contested and consensual), trustee removal proceedings and contested wills.

Lucy has been consistently recognised as a leading individual in her field in Chambers & Partners which has described Harcus Sinclair in recent editions, as a “popular choice for complex wealth management issues” and Lucy Gibson as “widely acclaimed for international trust and estate law expertise,” and "extremely able, highly intelligent"

She is also often asked to advise trustees in the context of claims against them or when trustees become involved, possibly unwillingly, in proceedings ancillary to divorce in London. Lucy is frequently instructed by other solicitors and accountancy firms to give independent advice to particular family members or a specific beneficial class in complex trust and probate cases. She also provides bespoke trust drafting services to a number of trust companies, often international, and financial institutions.


Lucy qualified at a mid-sized commercial London firm in 1997 and is a founding partner of Harcus Sinclair.


The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists


1991-1994       St Hilda’s College, Oxford – BA (Hons) Jurisprudence

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Harcus Sinclair LLP¬†‚Äôs team of five partners and six lawyers is led by Damon Parker¬†and the ‚Äėfantastic‚Äô Alison Meek¬†. Other key figures include¬†Jon Beresford¬†and¬†the ‚Äėextremely impressive‚Äô Lucy Gibson, who is ‚Äėexperienced, knowledgeable and can juggle the complexities of various legal systems masterfully‚Äô.¬†Henry Hickman¬†has particular experience advising trustees in the context of divorce proceedings and for beneficiaries in their interests under trusts when there is a dispute. Parker continues to act for the estate of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, which recently involved copyright issues arising from an attempt by a new biographer of the late Poet Laureate to publish previously unpublished literary material where copyright is owned by the executors of the estate. Other key clients include Bedell Cristin Jersey and the Iraq Britain Business Council.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Lucy Gibson - Harcus Sinclair LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Harcus Sinclair LLP¬†¬†has ‚Äėdeep experience and expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional planning and litigation. All the partners are impressive, as are its associates‚Äô. Keith Bruce-Smith¬† is one of the principal members of the ‚Äėexceptionally able team‚Äô. Lucy Gibson¬†has a ‚Äėkeen intelligence and excellent judgement that has been built on deep experience and a practical approach to solving difficult problems‚Äô. The partners are ‚Äėwell-assisted‚Äô by associates Eleanor Walsh¬† and Judith Robertson.¬†Jonathan Burt¬†is now at Harbottle & Lewis LLP¬†.

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