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Ogier

Trusts

5 ranked lawyersBand 2GuernseyEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Proficient in a broad range of trust and foundation structuring, administration and disputes. Clients include trustees, beneficiaries and banking institutions. Further experience with other private client structures including family unit trusts and family limited partnerships. Also provides advice on regulatory matters to trust companies.

Strengths

A client comments: "They are very efficient and have a very strong commercial and private wealth team."

A source notes: "They are very good at providing wealth management, trust and fiduciary advice."

Notable practitioners

Alice Bricogne is a senior associate in the firm's private wealth team who advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious trust matters.
"She is technically gifted and very approachable."

Catherine Moore advises clients on a variety of trust and private client matters and exhibits particular strength with regard to sales and restructurings.
"She is extremely calm under pressure and pragmatic in dealing with challenges."

Chris Hards assists fiduciary companies and individuals with a range of trust law concerns.
"He is very good and very hard-working."

Gavin Ferguson serves as the head of the firm's private client, trust and tax team. He is comfortable advising on the full life-cycle of a trust, from establishment to termination, and regularly works with corporate groups, individuals and fiduciaries.
"He's a hugely personable and technically excellent lawyer." "He is very capable and driven, and he has first-class knowledge."

Matthew Guthrie works with trustees and beneficiaries on a range of matters including trust formation and administration. He also serves as the managing partner of the firm's Guernsey office.
"His commercial practicality and pragmatism mean dealing with him is a pleasure." "He is a problem solver." "He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and user-friendly."

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Guernsey

Trusts


Alice Bricogne
Associates to watch
Catherine Moore
Up and Coming
Chris Hards
Associates to watch
Gavin Ferguson
Band 2
Matthew Guthrie
Band 2