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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.sinclairgibson.com

Henry Hickman

Tel:
Work 020 7539 4738
Email:
Sinclair Gibson LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Henry’s clients include private clients, privately owned companies, trustees, family offices and offshore law firms. 

His experience covers all aspects of trust disputes, in particular advising trustees in the context of divorce proceedings and beneficiaries on their interests under their trusts when there is contention.  He has advised several clients on claims against their financial advisers, for example, where the clients sued because they were advised to invest in defective tax or investment schemes. He has acted in numerous probate disputes and recently has been involved in several cases brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975. As well as assisting onshore clients, ‎his work has a significant cross-border element.‎

Henry handles the firm's Privy Council agency work and has advised on over 40 appeals and applications for permission to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.  In common with the firm’s international contentious and non-contentious trusts expertise, Henry has been instructed in most of the high profile and ground breaking appeals to the Privy Council in the sphere of trust law in the last ten years. Henry's practice has given him an unusually large amount of experience of acting for clients in other appellate courts as well as the Privy Council, having overseen several cases through the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in the UK. 

Career

Henry joined Harcus Sinclair in 2005, becoming a partner in 2015. 

Member

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Education

1995 – 1998    University of Bristol (BA) – History of Art
1999 – 2001    College of Law, London – CPE and LPC


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Sinclair Gibson LLP, a new firm formed as a result of the split of Harcus Sinclair, advises on a wide array of matters from trust and probate disputes for private clients and onshore and offshore professional trustees to disputes over closely held family/private companies. The team is also skilled at handling professional negligence claims for private clients wishing to sue their advisors as well as acting in court of protection proceedings on behalf of minors and other people lacking capacity. In addition the group receives a steady flow of instructions acting for offshore law firms and onshore clients in appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Alison Meek and Henry Hickman now head the team.

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