Katherine Neal

Counsel Jersey
Katherine Neal
Citywealth Powerwoman 2018 Citywealth IFC Powerwomen Top 200 List 2018

Overview

Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions.
  • Background

    Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions.

    Katherine joined Ogier in 2012 having previously been a Partner at Harvey Ingram Shakespeare; working in their Leicester and Birmingham offices advising a variety of high net worth private, charitable and commercial clients on contentious and non-contentious issues.

    Katherine graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA Hons in Law and French and completed her academic training at College of Law, York.

    Katherine is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, the working party for charities legislation in Jersey and until 2012 was the Vice Chair of the Law Society of England and Wales Private Client Section.

    Katherine has been recognised in the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 list for 2018.

    Admitted in:
    2000 - England & Wales

    Recent deals include acting for the employee benefit trustees on:

    Boohoo.com successful AIM listing

    Cinven & Partnership Listing on the London Stock Exchange

    Advent International sale of Domestic & General.

    The sale of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division to Vistra

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  • Recognition

    Citywealth Powerwoman 2018 Citywealth IFC Powerwomen Top 200 List 2018
    Woman of the Year: Business Growth - Silver Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2018
    Someone you can really rely on. Chambers UK 2018
    Friendly and down to earth. Chambers UK 2018
    A pleasure to work with, and explains complex legal matters simply and succinctly. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 UK 2017
    Katherine is able to distil complex legal issues and then present them, in a clear comprehensible fashion to clients and to my staff members of all abilities, without either losing sight of the instruction or the opinion required. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Having worked extensively with Katherine on instructions over several years, I have always found her to be affable, conscientious and with a strong intellectual ability combined with a commercial pragmatism. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Dynamic, enterprising and practical Legal 500 2016
    Katherine provides consistently erudite advice, with her keen legal intellect matched by the clarity and precision of her drafting. That clarity and precision, along with her good humour and unfailing support, make her a pleasure to work with. Katherine can safely be regarded as one of the need-to-know lawyers in Jersey. Client feedback 2016
    Katherine is personable and approachable and dispenses her advice in a measured but engaging style, avoiding the use of jargon or overly complicating issues. We regard Katherine as a first rate lawyer. Citywealth 2015 IFC Power Women Top 200