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3 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3AA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 9700
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Fax 020 7539 4701
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340 LONDON / CHANCERY LANE
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www.harcus-sinclair.co.uk

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Harcus Sinclair LLP

Harcus Sinclair LLP ’s team of five partners and six lawyers is led by Damon Parker and the ‘fantastic’ Alison Meek . Other key figures include Jon Beresford and the ‘extremely impressive’ Lucy Gibson, who is ‘experienced, knowledgeable and can juggle the complexities of various legal systems masterfully’. 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involved copyright issues arising from an attempt by a new biographer of the late Poet Laureate to publish previously unpublished literary material where copyright is owned by the executors of the estate.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.

Leading individuals

Alison Meek - Harcus Sinclair LLP

Damon Parker - Harcus Sinclair LLP

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Harcus Sinclair LLP

The team at Harcus Sinclair LLP provides a ‘personal service’. Head of department Kathryn Peat is described as ‘as one of the best family lawyers currently working. She is great with clients and her letters win cases in themselves’. Consultant Roger Cobden-Ramsay  has ‘years of experience, sound judgement and practical common sense’. Associate Beth Mason  ‘deals very well with complex cases and does not lose sight of the bigger picture’. The group is well regarded for its work with high-net-worth individuals with a range of business and trust assets in various countries in addition to its work in private children matters.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Harcus Sinclair LLP

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

Leading individuals

Keith Bruce-Smith - Harcus Sinclair LLP

Lucy Gibson - Harcus Sinclair LLP

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