Henry Wickham

Counsel Jersey
Henry Wickham
One to Watch Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' Directory, 2019

Overview

Henry advises professional trustees, intermediaries, family offices and high-net worth families in the Channel Islands and internationally on all aspects of Jersey trusts, foundations and estate planning and related corporate law issues.
  • Background & experience

    Prior to joining Ogier in August 2019, Henry worked for over 8 years in the international private client group of another major law firm in Jersey. A graduate from the University of Edinburgh Henry has also worked in a top tier private client team in London.

    Henry provides advice and assistance on the creation and ongoing operation of private and commercial trusts, including the drafting of trust instruments, supplemental documentation and the establishment and use of private trust companies. He has considerable experience in estate planning, advising on complex restructurings and the impact of international sanctions upon companies and trusts. Henry also advises in relation to corporate migrations, philanthropic structures, pension and employee reward scheme matters.

    Industry focus

    • STEP member
    • Chair of STEP Jersey Branch
    • On a number of consultative bodies relating to Jersey's trust industry
    • Lead editor of STEP Directory Jersey overview
    • Co-editor of chapter on Jersey as a trust jurisdiction in Butterworths LexisNexis “Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents” 2019

    Admitted in:

    2014 - Jersey
    2008 - England and Wales (non-practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    One to Watch Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' Directory, 2019
    Henry is an accomplished professional who is also well organised and extremely responsive. Citywealth Leaders List, 2018
    Whatever the timeframe or deadline…Henry always shows total commitment to the issue at hand, while his attention to detail and evident skills as a lawyer ensure that we receive consistent levels of high quality advice which is fully in support of our commercial interests. Client feedback
    Henry has an insightful knowledge of the law and an impressive understanding of the international marketplace in which we operate. Client feedback
    Always happy to help, always smiling, courteous and friendly, I have nothing but good things to say about Henry from a STEP and Trust Company point of view and would have no hesitation in recommending him for easy to understand and well thought out advice. Client feedback
    Henry is an extremely responsive and commercial minded lawyer. It is always a joy to work with him on Jersey related matters. Client feedback
    Lawyer of the Year IFC Associate – gold Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, 2017 & 2016
    One to Watch Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2018
    Very accomplished, well-organised and extremely responsive. Legal 500, 2016
    Top 35 under 35 Private Client Practitioner, 2015 and 2011