Ogier's Guernsey private client and trusts and property teams have been promoted in the rankings of influential independent directory Chambers and Partners.
The rankings follow a year of strategic growth for Ogier's Guernsey team which has seen the arrival of two new partners and three Counsel in the last 12 months.
The directory also ranks partner Bryon Rees, who joins Simon Davies, Gavin Ferguson, Mathew Newman and Martyn Baudains in being individually recognised by the Chambers UK Guide as leaders in their fields.
Client feedback for the Guernsey team included praise for Simon Davies ("very bright, talented and knowledgeable about all aspects of Guernsey law"), Mathew Newman ("gives very clear and concise advice, and is very experienced and a pleasure to work with"), Gavin Ferguson ("has an excellent knowledge base from a private client perspective") and Martyn Baudains ("very easy to deal with – practical, helpful and quick to react").
There was also praise for the Corporate, Finance and Investment Funds teams for their "excellent client service" and "good response and turnaround times".
Practice Partner Marcus Leese said: "To see our teams being promoted and new names added to the ranks of the most highly-regarded practitioners at a time when we have had significant growth is extremely pleasing.
"We now see practitioners across our dispute resolution, private client and trusts, property, corporate and investment funds service lines singled out by Chambers, which speaks volumes about Ogier's commitment to excellence in client service across service lines, and which also reflects on the diligence of our teams of associate lawyers and business services staff.
"We are all pleased that Gavin Ferguson, who joined us earlier this year, continues to be ranked and it is not surprising that Simon Davies maintains his position in the very top band of dispute resolution lawyers in the jurisdiction given his successful work representing the Carlyle Group in their very high-profile case involving claims totalling $1 billion in Guernsey's Royal Court."