Ogier's Private Client and Trusts team ranked top tier in Chambers and Partners' new HNW Guide

Ogier's award-winning Jersey Private Client and Trusts team has been ranked in the top tier in the respected Chambers and Partners new High Net Worth Guide.

The independent guide praises partners Steve Meiklejohn ("a patriarch of the trust world in Jersey"), Sally Edwards ("very impressive, very knowledgeable and can convey concepts in layman terms") and James Campbell ("he has a great reputation in the local market") from Ogier's "strong practice group" in Jersey  – and also recognises partner Anthony Partridge from the Cayman team as a key contact, and that the Cayman team is noted trust litigation work.

Gavin Ferguson, who joined Ogier this year to lead the Guernsey Private Client and Trusts team, is also praised as a ranked lawyer, with feedback saying: "He's not just legally good but also commercially - he's practical."

The recognition comes just over a week after Ogier was named International Legal Team of the Year at the prestigious STEP awards in London and in the same year that the firm was named Law Firm of the Year for both Jersey and the Caribbean in the Citywealth IFC Awards, and Best Offshore Law Firm at the WealthBriefing European Awards.

The new Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide is aimed at the international private wealth market, for use by family offices and professional advisers.

Sally, who lead's Ogier's Global Private Client and Trusts team, said: "We are very pleased with the recognition by one of the most respected reference points for our industry – and particularly with the praise for the partners which reflects the experience, technical skills and client-focused approach of our team.

"Having recruited three new partners in the team in 2017 it is particularly pleasing to see positive feedback of our new colleagues, who have made an immediate impact and who add to an already-successful team.

"This recognition reflects not just the excellent reputation of the partners in the team but also our very strong teams of associates and counsel who deserve a significant share of the credit for our outstanding reputation in the market."