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

Harcus Sinclair recognised as a Leading Firm in Chambers HNW 2018


Keith Bruce-Smith | Partners | Private Client Department

Lucy Gibson | Partners | Private Client Department

Alison Meek | Partners | Litigation Department

Henry Hickman | Partners | Litigation Department

Harcus Sinclair has maintained its position as a Leading Firm in the Chambers HNW 2018 guide.

The guide, published annually, “covers 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, Chambers HNW identifies the world’s leading high net worth advisers, including information about many of the top accountancy and tax firms, private banks and wealth management firms.

Harcus Sinclair has maintained its position in Band 2 for both Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes. Four partners have been recognised as ‘Leaders in their Field’, and one further partner is deemed to be ‘Up and Coming’.

The firm is praised for its “extensive experience advising high net worth families and individuals on complex tax planning and succession matters, often with multiple jurisdictions involved”. One client remarked, "They are a complement to the legal profession and they really show a human face when dealing with tough litigation". A barrister source adds, “They’re great fighters, real litigators”.

Harcus Sinclair’s individual lawyer rankings in Chambers HNW 2018 are as follows:

Private Client           

Lucy Gibson – Band 1

She's extremely bright, really great with clients, she offers practical advice. She's very efficient, very pleasant to work with - she can be tough when there's points to be negotiated. She's a real talent."

Keith Bruce-Smith – Band 2

extremely bright, a tower of strength”

“really very knowledgeable, conservatively creative on tax and he knows it so well he usually has an idea of a solution fairly quickly, even if it needs further research”


Alison Meek – Band 2

“outstanding litigation prowess."

"She excels at strategy and can really see the big picture. She applies reality to every part of the dispute process and that is a rare skill which she does better than anyone. It really assists her clients."

Jon Beresford – Band 4

"a well-known litigator" 

“technically very astute and has a no-nonsense and straightforward approach which goes down well with clients"

Henry Hickman – Up and Coming

“has a platinum mind and can deal with very complex matters"

“very sharp in his analysis of the issues.”

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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