Gavin Ferguson

Partner and Notary Public Guernsey
You always know that Gavin will bend over backwards to provide a top-quality service Chambers UK 2019

Overview

Gavin heads Ogier Guernsey's Private Client & Trusts 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.
  • Background & experience

    Gavin heads Ogier's Private Client & Trusts 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. In 2015, he was named one of eprivateclient's 50 Most Influential.

    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

    You always know that Gavin will bend over backwards to provide a top-quality service Chambers UK 2019
    Reflects the overall recent increase in the focus and presence of the firm in the private client area Legal 500 UK 2019
    You always know that Gavin will bend over backwards to provide a top-quality service. Chambers and Partners HNW Directory, 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 and Partners UK 2017
    Astute, affable, technically knowledgeable and efficient Legal 500 2016
    50 Most Influential eprivateclient 2015