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Chris Hards

Managing Associate


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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 and 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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"Chris has an excellent breadth of knowledge with commerciality a key component of the advice that he delivers"

Chambers High Net Worth, 2023

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"Chris is simply excellent, a credit not just to the firm but the profession"

Chambers High Net Worth, 2023

"Chris is a rising star"

Chambers High Net Worth, 2023

"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


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