Chris Hards

Managing Associate Guernsey
Chris Hards
Associate to watch Chambers UK, 2023


Chris advises on all aspects of trust and foundation law to individuals, fiduciaries and other service providers. Chris also has experience in advising on international pensions and the application of UK taxation to offshore individuals, corporates and trust structures.
  • Background & experience

    Chris is a managing associate in the Private Wealth team. As well as advising trust companies and high net worth individuals on the creation, administration, and restructuring of all types of trusts and foundations, Chris provides advice on pensions matters.

    Chris trained with a leading UK regional firm, qualifying in September 2012 into their international trusts and tax department.  Prior to joining Ogier in May 2017, Chris worked in the private wealth department of a top 20 City firm.  He also has prior offshore experience.  Chris studied History at Warwick University before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practitioners Course at BPP Law School in London.  During the course of his career, Chris has also completed the STEP foundation certificate and the Association of Tax Technicians exams.

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  • Recognition

    Associate to watch Chambers UK, 2023
    He is very bright and has a good tax background, and he is very good with clients. Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2022
    Looks at things very pragmatically and thoroughly, I really feel I can rely on him. Chambers UK, 2022
    Associate to Watch Chambers UK, 2022
    Exceptional; very prompt and very precise. Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021
    Associate to Watch Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021
    Very good and very hard-working. Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021
    Associate to Watch Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021
    Key Lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2021
    He grasps and wrestles the issues swiftly and provides solid, pragmatic valued added advice which he delivers in a timely manner Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    Top 35 Under 35 ePrivateClient 2019
    Chris has assisted us recently with a difficult matter where he showed exceptional technical skills, including keen attention to detail which, combined with his calm, collaborative and gently persuasive approach, succeeded in bringing the various parties to agreement Citywealth Leaders List, 2017
    Top 35 Under 35 ePrivateClient 2017
    His ability as a lawyer together with his agreeable personality and subtle humour makes him a real pleasure to work with. Citywealth Leaders List 2017