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3 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 9700
Fax:
Fax 020 7539 4701
DX:
340 LONDON / CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.sinclairgibson.com

Lucy Gibson

Tel:
Work 020 7539 4712
Email:
Sinclair Gibson LLP

Work Department

Trusts and tax.

Position

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.

Career

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

Member

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

Education

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


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Lucy Gibson - Sinclair Gibson LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Sinclair Gibson LLP, a new firm formed as a result of the split of Harcus Sinclair, is adept at advising UK-based families and landed estates on wealth structuring and devolution planning and at advising international clients on multi-jurisdictional matters. Keith Bruce-Smith and Lucy Gibson head the team. Both act as fiduciaries of substantial UK and offshore trusts and are non-executive directors of UK companies owned by families the team advises. Clients are predominantly high-net-worth but the team also looks after clients of more modest wealth backgrounds.

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