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Helen Ruelle

Director of Local Legal Services


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Helen Ruelle is Ogier's Director of Local Legal Services – she is a Jersey Advocate and one of the Island's most prominent employment lawyers.

Background and experience

Helen Ruelle is Ogier's Director of Local Legal Services – she is a Jersey Advocate and one of the Island's most prominent employment lawyers.

In her previous role, she headed the employment law team of another offshore law firm.

Client feedback for Helen records that she is "a powerhouse on employment law who is respected within the local business community" and she is described as a "Leading Individual" by Legal 500 for employment law advice.

In her 16 years as an employment lawyer and trusted adviser to the boards of local companies, Helen has advised not just on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, but also data protection, GDPR compliance, competition law, local M&A and relocations for businesses and UHNWs.

Her external appointments include Chair of Jersey Employment Trust, Commissioner of Jersey Appointments Commision, and Trustee of Jersey Community Foundation.

Helen's previous appointments include Chair of Jersey Employment Forum and Chair of Jersey Community Relations Trust.

Admitted in:

1998 - England & Wales
2008 - Jersey



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"Helen is without a doubt a master practitioner and absolutely deserving of top-level recognition"

Chambers UK, 2024

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"Helen is an exceptional employment lawyer"

Chambers UK, 2024

"Helen is very compassionate and knowledgeable"

Chambers UK, 2024

"Always a pleasure to deal with. Her extensive experience and knowledge ensures you are in a safe pair of hands. The quality of Helen’s advice is second to none, cementing her position as a Hall of Famer, a real powerhouse in the employment world!"

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2023

"A solid and experienced employment lawyer"

Chambers UK, 2022

"My go to person for advice on employment law matters. She is very knowledgeable and experienced, and her advice is practical"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Has an in-depth knowledge of the law coupled with a commercial approach"

Chambers UK, Employment, 2021

"Hall of Fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Helen is hugely experienced and respected in employment law matters"

Chambers UK, 2020

"Extremely knowledgeable and her advice is practical, commercial and timely'"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

"Vastly experienced and approachable, responsive and pragmatic'"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

"Hall of fame"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

"Helen is an exceptional employment lawyer providing first class legal advice across a wide range of subjects"

Citywealth Leaders List, 2019

"A powerhouse on employment law who is respected within the local business community"

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