Advocate Helen Ruelle joins Ogier as Director of Local Legal Services

Advocate Helen Ruelle has joined Ogier as the firm's new Director of Local Legal Services.

Helen is one of the Island's most prominent employment lawyers, and was a partner and head of Mourant Ozannes' Jersey employment law team during a 16-year career at the firm.

Her arrival at Ogier comes after a series of lateral partner hires – usually rare in the offshore world – that over the last 12 months has seen the firm recruit partners directly from competitors Mourants, Bedell Cristin, Appleby and Harneys.

Her new role will involve developing and co-ordinating Ogier's Local Legal Services service areas that span property, corporate, employment and regulatory law.

Ogier's Global Managing Partner Edward Mackereth said: "Helen is a lawyer with an outstanding reputation in the local market and we are very pleased to welcome her aboard.

"With her experience across a range of areas including employment, data protection and competition, she is the perfect addition to take on this new strategic role of Director of Local Legal Services."

Helen's arrival comes at a time when Ogier is celebrating a string of recent successes in external recognition – in the last fortnight, Ogier has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe, completed a hat-trick at the IFLR Asia, Middle East and Europe Awards, been named one of IFLR's 31 Firms to Watch worldwide and been named as a finalist for both The Lawyer's Offshore Law Firm of the Year Award and the International Law Firm Innovation category at the Legal Week Innovation Awards.