Gavin Ferguson

Partner and Notary Public Guernsey
Private Client Global Elite Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2019

Overview

Gavin heads Ogier Guernsey's Private Wealth team, and provides contentious and non-contentious fiduciary services to high net worth individuals, corporate clients and charities, and is qualified in Guernsey, BVI and England and Wales.
  • News & publications

  • Background & experience

    Gavin heads Ogier's Private Wealth team in Guernsey, and provides contentious and non-contentious fiduciary services to high net worth individuals, corporate clients and charities. He advises on all aspects of trust and foundation law, including in respect of their creation, reorganisation and administration.

    He also advises on regulatory matters, general private client matters (including probate) and has an interest in Sharia compliant fiduciary structures.

    Gavin is a qualified Guernsey Advocate, BVI solicitor, English solicitor and Notary Public, and holds a personal fiduciary license which permits him to act as a director, protector, enforcer, guardian and council member.

    He was praised for his "very high degree of expertise" in trust and private wealth work, and described as "one of the island's top trust lawyers" in client feedback cited in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2017. Client feedback quotes by Legal 500 described him as "astute, affable, technically knowledgeable and efficient".

    Gavin is a STEP member and a contributing author to the STEP Certificate in Foundations. He is a council member of the International Wealth Advisers Forum 2.0, a Chartered Member of the CISI, a member of the International Tax Planning Association and Jurisdiction Editor for the Guernsey section of the ITPA's Porfolio of Laws. Gavin is also a contributor to International Trust Precedents.

    Gavin is a founding member and the current Guardian of local male cancer charity, MUG; and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.

    Admitted in:

    Notary Public (Guernsey) - 2017

    BVI - 2014

    Guernsey - 2007

    England & Wales - 2003

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  • Recognition

    Private Client Global Elite Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2019
    You always know that Gavin will bend over backwards to provide a top-quality service Chambers UK, 2019
    I recommend Gavin without reservation. I have known him for many years and have always been impressed by his depth of knowledge around his subject and ability to use this to provide well considered high quality solutions Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Reflects the overall recent increase in the focus and presence of the firm in the private client area Legal 500 UK, 2019
    Gavin is extremely able in his area of expertise. He approaches matters calmly and intelligently with a focussed and solution-driven approach, he is ever mindful of client needs and his professional and interpersonal skills have consistently helped us to the best results Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    You always know that Gavin will bend over backwards to provide a top-quality service. Chambers and Partners HNW Directory, 2018
    He is knowledgeable and a real team player. He helped me last year with a complex court application which required some creative thinking and an esprit de corps among all parties involved Citywealth Leaders List 2018
    He has an excellent knowledge base from a private client perspective. He's very practical and very responsive. Chambers UK, 2018
    Gavin is knowledgeable and a real team player. Citywealth Leaders List, 2017
    One of the island's top trust lawyers Chambers UK, 2017
    Gavin is very knowledgeable and is able to draw on his experience to consider all of the issues in relation to the matter and to take a pragmatic viewpoint where required Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Astute, affable, technically knowledgeable and efficient Legal 500 UK, 2016
    50 Most Influential eprivateclient 2015