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Gavin is partner in Ogier's Private Wealth team in Guernsey, 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 and experience

Gavin is partner in 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:
2017 - Notary Public (Guernsey)
2014 - BVI
2007 - Guernsey
2003 - England & Wales

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"Top-quality lawyer who is very pragmatic and responsive"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2022

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"He is clear, consistent and helps find solutions"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2022

"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"My go to-person in Guernsey-related matters. Gavin and his team offer to-the-point and hands-on advice, and they do it fast"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Extremely strong technically, organised, commercial, heavily service-oriented and fun to work with"

Chambers UK, 2022

"A highly experienced practitioner who understands the industry extremely well. Gavin is very driven to find practical solutions for clients"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"An excellent lawyer for private client issues in Guernsey"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021

"A hugely personable and technically excellent lawyer. He is very capable and driven, and he has first-class knowledge"

Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021


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