“A distinctive presence in the London private client world.”
(Legal 500)

Harcus Sinclair recognised as a Leading Firm in Chambers HNW 2017


Harcus Sinclair has maintained its position as a Leading Firm for Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes in the recently published Chambers HNW 2017 guide.

Chambers HNW reports on “private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.”1 Independent and research-based, the Chambers HNW guide recognises the world’s leading high net worth advisers and is published annually.

Harcus Sinclair has maintained its position in Band 2 for both Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes, with six out of the eight partners in these combined practice areas recognised as being ‘Leaders in their Field’, and one deemed to be ‘Up and Coming’.

The firm is referred to as a “Specialist private client firm” with “a low-leverage, partner-led approach”. One source remarked, "I've been impressed with their approach - they give you good value and get straight to the point.”

In relation to the firm’s Private Wealth Disputes work, Harcus Sinclair is described as “a very niche firm with total commitment to private wealth disputes. They are a formidable boutique outfit with a number of fully dedicated specialist lawyers in this area." This firm’s litigation department is also praised for having "a real depth of expertise" and an "excellent client base."

The firm’s lawyers are described by a client as "very personal and understanding", who went on to say: "you feel like you are in an exclusive club, or a family. I honestly feel like there is a layer of protection over me and my family. I would trust Lucy [Gibson] and her team with my life."

Harcus Sinclair’s individual lawyer rankings in Chambers HNW 2017 are as follows:

Private Client                                                                                                                      

Lucy Gibson – Band 1

very good technically and she thinks out of the box a lot

Keith Bruce-Smith – Band 2

great breadth of practice

Jonathan Burt – Band 2

"very good commercial understanding and he's a very skilled and well-known lawyer


Alison Meek – Band 2

tenacious and fights hard for her client. She is a persuasive and powerful advocate with the ability to stand her ground on a point of principle"

Damon Parker – Band 4

super-bright” and “brings some innovative ideas to private wealth disputes"

Jon Beresford – Band 4

very practical and down to earth, but he is aggressive when he needs to be and very good at client handling"

Henry Hickman – Up and Coming

"a rising star in this area" and "a real gentleman, through and through

For full details of the firm’s Private Wealth Law rankings and the accompanying editorial please see here

For full details of the firm’s Private Wealth Disputes rankings and the accompanying editorial please see here


[1] www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/hnw/21

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