Ogier in Jersey maintains its position at the forefront of the jurisdiction's Private Wealth industry, with a top-tier ranking and five individual recognitions in the new Chambers HNW Guide.
Described in client feedback as "a big heavy-hitter in the private client world", the team is praised for their "huge depth and breadth." An adviser added: "Their ability to share practical wisdom is a reflection of their breadth of experience in the various disciplines and they have always made themselves available for any queries we have had."
Global head of Private Wealth James Campbell is described in client feedback as "a highly respected lawyer here in Jersey with a good understanding of the Middle East." A local professional describes him as: "very good to deal with. He thinks commercially, he is personable and he is very knowledgeable."
Partner Sally Edwards, who leads Ogier's Private Wealth team in Jersey and has received a band one ranking, is described as "technically brilliant," and "very pragmatic, has a good eye for attention to detail." A third source says: "What I really like about her, apart from that she is always calm and has time to answer questions, is that she gives you her initial thoughts but will think about it more and get back to you with a detailed answer."
Partner Josephine Howe advises high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional clients on Jersey trust law, including the creation and management of trusts and private trust companies. A peer describes her as a "really good and capable trusts practitioner."
Katherine Neal is noted for her handling of trust and foundation matters. A source says Neal is "very driven, very friendly and very passionate about what she does. She fully invests herself in client matters." An onshore lawyer says: "She was exceptional at issue-spotting outside of the immediate concerns raised by my client."
Global head of Private Wealth James Campbell said: "We're delighted to see the team's strength in depth reflected in the new Chambers HNW Guide. In a world of complexity and change, we know that clients need both commercial, to-the-point advice and a trusted relationship with their legal advisers, and I'm delighted that our focus in this area is reflected in the experience clients have of our services."
Ogier's global Trusts Advisory Group is the only offshore private client team to achieve a top tier ranking across its Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey teams.