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.
Notary Public (Guernsey) - 2017
BVI - 2014
Guernsey - 2007
England & Wales - 2003