Ogier has been given a Top Tier ranking in the first Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.
The firm’s Jersey practice was ranked in Band One, while the Cayman and Guernsey Practices have also been highly rated. The guide had high praise for key staff:
- Global Senior Partner Steve Meiklejohn in Jersey is described in a testimonial as “the leading non-contentious trust lawyer, most lawyers would say he’s the go-to man”.
- The Head of the Private Client and Trusts Team in Jersey, Sally Edwards, was praised by a client for having “huge technical experience that is overlaid with a practical outlook which is vital in creating bespoke structuring”.
- The Head of the Cayman Private Client and Trusts team David Cooney is described by a source as “probably the best trust lawyer of his generation in the Cayman Islands”. Among the comments about the teams in each jurisdiction, the Jersey practice was hailed for “always being extremely professional with a high level of excellence”, the Cayman team was praised for taking a very commercial view and “always looking for a practical solution”, while the Guernsey team was noted for its “good reputation” in Guernsey’s trusts market.
The new guide is aimed at the international private wealth market, for use by family offices and professional advisers. Raulin Amy, practice partner at Ogier in Jersey, commented “This is a hugely encouraging endorsement of an increasingly important service area, and it is particularly pleasing to see the praise for our key practitioners.” Chambers UK undertakes thorough research and analysis of local law firms and seeks extensive client and industry feedback to determine their results.