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Lucy Gibson

Partner  |  Harcus Sinclair
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Personal and estate planning
Succession planning

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Advising a HNW US citizen, who has been long-term domiciled and resident in the UK on a complex succession plan for family beneficiaries and trusts, under which the devolution of her estate passes into a number of family trusts, including, principally, a dual qualified US and UK charitable trust. Working in close conjunction with US trust and tax advisers on both the management of US and UK tax exposure on the devolution planning.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

I would see two essential requirements for a rising star. One is to have a very thorough understanding of the technical law in their area of specialist practice. The other is to have an innovative, dynamic approach to the client’s requirements with the objective being to find solutions and not be overwhelmed by the minutiae of technicality.

What is your favourite quote?

“There is nothing permanent except change,” Heraclitus.