Fraser Allister

Managing Associate Cayman Islands
Fraser Allister
Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021


Fraser has significant expertise in the intergenerational transfer of wealth, with particular emphasis on succession planning for family owned businesses. His strong background in both trust and tax matters means that he is well-placed to understand the technical issues involved in those transfers and his considerable experience of working with business owners allows him to understand and manage the wider issues and concerns that usually accompany these ‘once-in-a-generation’ transfers.
  • Background & experience

    Before joining Ogier in 2016 Fraser worked for HBJ Gateley in Edinburgh where he was an associate in the Private Wealth team specialising in inheritance tax and succession planning.

    Fraser received his law degree from the University of Edinburgh and his Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow Graduate School of Law.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT), and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

    Fraser has been named in the Citywealth Future Leaders List of 2016 and 2017 (a list of 100 rising stars under 40), and was also the recipient of the bronze award in the "Lawyer of the Year -IFC Associate" category at the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders awards. He has also been recognised in the Legal 500 Caribbean 2017 rankings.

    Admitted in:

    2017 - British Virgin Islands
    2016 - Cayman Islands
    2008 - Scotland (non-practising)

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  • Recognition

    Rising Star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Always responsive and professional to deal with; he is an expert in private trust law, giving excellent advice that is always commercial and client centric Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Fraser is extremely pragmatic, energetic and can multi-task fantastically. His written work is well thought out and drafted and he is a great person to have as part of the team. Chambers and Partners, HNW Directory, 2020
    Rising star Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    One to Watch Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' Directory, 2019
    He is a highly professional and courteous individual, one that I have come to respect and admire. Whenever a case is referred to him, I am assured the aspects of the matter will be explained in a simple concise manner and a remedy is anticipated Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Fraser provides assistance in a responsive and insightful manner. He is always available to deal with issues which arise and does so in a client friendly way Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    Future Leader Citywealth Top 100 Future Leaders, 2019
    One to watch Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' 2018
    Fraser is a hard-working and very driven professional private client lawyer with an excellent technical knowledge of trusts law but is also practical in providing commercial solutions. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    He is responsive and proactive and is able to explain matters in straightforward terms. He is a highly capable, very thorough individual who combines approachability with clear guidance delivered in a timely manner. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Recommended Legal 500, Caribbean, 2017