Matthew Freegard

Associate Jersey
Matthew Freegard
Matthew is extremely positive and always willing to help. He always makes me feel that I am a priority and nothing is too much trouble. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable member of the Ogier team and is my go-to guy for any trustee queries or legal documentation I might need. Client feedback 2017

Overview

Matthew specialises in private client and trust law. At Ogier he advises corporate trustees and individuals in respect of trusts, employee reward and international pension schemes, wills, estates and succession planning.
  • Background

    Matthew is a specialist private client lawyer in Ogier's Private Client and Trusts team in Jersey.  At Ogier he advises corporate trustees, intermediary organisations and individuals in respect of trusts, employee reward and international pension schemes, wills, estates and succession planning.  In particular, Matthew has expertise in advising trustees in respect of large, international pension schemes and associated issues under Jersey law.

    Matthew's work in the offshore private client sector has been greatly supported by his firm background as a private client practitioner in the UK where he assisted both individual and corporate clients in all areas of private client law.  Prior to joining Ogier in 2016, Matthew spent over two years practising as a solicitor at a top 50 corporate law firm based in Bristol, England. Here he assisted clients with preparing wills, establishing and managing trusts, succession planning and charity law advice.

    Matthew received a BSc degree from University College London in Psychology and studied at the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice to obtain his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course qualifications. Matthew is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is both a registered member of the Law Society and affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

    Admitted:
    2013 - England and Wales (not practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    Matthew is extremely positive and always willing to help. He always makes me feel that I am a priority and nothing is too much trouble. He is a dedicated and knowledgeable member of the Ogier team and is my go-to guy for any trustee queries or legal documentation I might need. Client feedback 2017
    One of the Top 35 Under 35 eprivateclient 2017
    Matthew has provided first rate support and advice often on the spot or at short notice succinctly appraising a wide variety of often complicated situations from the Trustees perspective. He’s a valuable asset to the team. Client feedback 2017