He delves deep into cases and gives a constructive and detailed assessment of case prospects. Chambers UK 2018

Overview

Nigel is head of Ogier Jersey's Dispute Resolution team and has a very broad based commercial litigation and arbitration practice and is experienced in handling local and multi-jurisdictional contentious matters arising in a wide range of areas. Nigel also advises on regulatory matters.
  • Background

    Nigel is head of Ogier Jersey's Dispute Resolution team and has a very broad based commercial litigation and arbitration practice and is experienced in handling local and multi-jurisdictional contentious matters arising in a wide range of areas.  These typically involve helping clients in the financial services sector on matters involving trusts and probate, funds and company disputes as well as on fraud and asset tracing and insolvency.   Nigel also advises on regulatory matters. He is a member of Ogier's Trusts Advisory, Restructuring and Insolvency and Regulatory practice groups.  He is also a member of  Ogier Jersey’s local business unit and within that acts on contentious property and insurance matters as well as employment disputes.

    Nigel has represented clients in a number of reported cases including: EVIC v Greater Deep Value Fund II Limited [2012] (just and equitable winding up of a Jersey fund); Re PW Trust [2010] (threatened proprietary claims against a trustee); Representation of Kentz Corporation [2014] (members scheme of arrangement); CPA v Keogh and St Paer [2015] (non-compete covenants in employment contracts).

    Nigel originally qualified as an English solicitor and worked for Macfarlanes prior to moving to the Cayman Islands where he practised as an Attorney at Law between 2003 and 2006 .  Nigel joined Ogier in Jersey in 2006, qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in July 2009 and became a partner of Ogier in February 2011.  He is also admitted in the British Virgin Islands.

    Nigel is a member of the Jersey Law Society (and sits as a Committee member) and the Law Society of England and Wales and INSOL.  He has been recognised in the commercial litigation section of the Who's Who Legal International Business Lawyers as well as in the International Who's Who of Private Client Lawyers and Asset Recovery Lawyers. Nigel is a ranked lawyer in Chambers and Legal 500.  He co-authored the Jersey chapter in International Trusts Disputes (OUP, 2012) and regularly speaks at professional conferences.

    Admitted in:
    2010 - British Virgin Islands (Solicitor)
    2009 - Jersey (Advocate)
    2003 - Cayman Islands (Attorney at Law) (non-practising)
    1991 - England and Wales (Solicitor) (non-practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    He delves deep into cases and gives a constructive and detailed assessment of case prospects. Chambers UK 2018
    Really impressive advocate. Chambers UK 2018
    Experienced, approachable and professional. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK 2017
    Solid, practical and personable ... everything the client wants in one package Legal 500 2016
    Solid, thoughtful and hardworking Legal 500 2015
    Extremely competent and can deal with complex cases without too much sweat Chambers Europe 2015
    Extremely solid Legal 500 2014
    Intense focus on complex, detailed cases, heavy with documentation Chambers UK 2013
    Incredibly sound judgement Chambers UK 2013
    Extremely efficient and proactive Legal 500 2008