Sinclair Gibson has been recognised as a leading firm in the recently published Chambers High Net Worth 2020. The firm’s Private Wealth Law and Private Disputes teams have been ranked for the fifth year running. Lucy Gibson, Keith Bruce-Smith, Alison Meek and Henry Hickman remain ranked individually, with Lucy Gibson achieving the highest ranking given by the Chambers High Net Worth publication.
The guide recognises that Sinclair Gibson is a boutique firm that provides a wide array of private client services to high net worth individuals and families, to include extensive
contentious trust and probate advice. A commentator states, “It’s a well-run firm which is easy to deal with. The team is very focused and professional.” The Private Wealth Law team is recognised for providing advice to domestic and international clients, and a private client source notes that Sinclair Gibson is “an outstanding firm.” The Private Disputes Team is recognised for its significant experience in both international and domestic disputes, and a commentator states: “I’m very impressed with them,” before adding: “It’s a very friendly team.”
Lucy Gibson, the managing partner of the firm and solicitor in the Private Wealth team, is described as “one of the best in London,” by one of the interviewees, who continues: “She is technically excellent and has very good judgement. I think she is a star.” Lucy has considerable experience in trusts and tax matters, and a barrister states: “Lucy knows her tax stuff, she is good to deal with and she manages clients really well, she can see the wood from the trees and knows when to cut through things to get to the nub of the issue so it can be resolved.”
Keith Bruce-Smith is recognised for his extensive experience advising on trusts and estate planning, and a market commentator explains: “He is a very practical lawyer who sees every angle and has got a very long track record acting for a lot of wealthy clients.” A fellow solicitor notes: “He has a great rapport with his clients and is very impressive all round.”
Alison Meek is the head of the firm’s the Private Disputes team and is described by one peer as “an excellent and thoughtful lawyer.” She is well regarded for her work on contentious trusts and estate matters, and a legal expert reports: “Alison is one of the most experienced and toughest litigators in the market.” The peer adds: “No one would doubt her brilliance.”
Henry Hickman is recognised for his ability to advise on a range private wealth disputes, including offshore trust and succession matters. “He’s incredibly practical, pragmatic and a very fine solicitor,” remarks one source. Another comments: “He’s very friendly, thoughtful, astute and he works well with everyone.”
Full details of the firm’s ranking in High Net Worth 2020 and the accompanying editorial are available here.