He provides a slick service and he goes the extra mile Chambers UK, 2023


Jonathan is Ogier's Global Strategy Partner as well as Head of Ogier's Local Legal Services. As a trusted client adviser, he also holds a number of Directorships on Private Wealth and Real Estate company boards.
  • Background & experience

    As Global Strategy Partner Jonathan works closely with Ogier's Executive Board in the formulation and implementation of strategy across Ogier's global platform. As Head of Local Legal Services Jonathan has responsibility for the provision of local legal services within Ogier's home jurisdictions.

    Jonathan's personal practice covers:

    • Offshore relocations for UHNWI, HNWI and Family Offices
    • Offshore relocations for businesses and corporates
    • Property Rich M&A transactions
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Directorships on Private Wealth and Real Estate company boards

    Jonathan's Local Legal Services role sees him taking responsibility for local legal services within Ogier's home jurisdictions including:

    • Private Client
    • Business and commercial law
    • Competition law
    • Employment law
    • Dispute resolution
    • Property and construction law
    • Planning and environmental law
    • Regulatory law
    • Wills, probate and estate planning

    Jonathan is recognised as one of the leading legal advisers to the high net worth community and he works closely with Ogier's private client and trust teams in providing responsive, professional and discreet first class services.

    Jonathan holds an LLM Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law and an LLB (Hons) degree in law.  He is a Jersey Advocate and before joining Ogier in 2007 qualified as an English Solicitor and an Australian Solicitor having worked for a number of years in both London and Sydney at a top tier global law firm.

    Admitted in:
    2011 - Advocate, Jersey, Channel Islands
    2005 - Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
    2000 - Solicitor, England and Wales


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  • Recognition

    He provides a slick service and he goes the extra mile Chambers UK, 2023
    Jonathan is a seriously good lawyer. Chambers UK, 2023
    Jonathan Hughes worked tirelessly under extreme time pressure and with good humour throughout. Exceptional individual Legal 500, 2023
    Jonathan Hughes is very well connected, technically superb and great with clients Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Leading Individual Legal 500 UK, 2023
    A very approachable lawyer, very well connected and provides clear and practical advice to clients – a pleasure to work with. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Very pragmatic, very responsive and keeps me updated, which is crucial. Chambers UK, 2022
    Working with [Jonathan Hughes and Sarah Parish] recently has been very enjoyable and productive. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Leading Individual Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Stand-out individual. Highly commercial and responsive with close knowledge of the market. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Efficient and good to deal with. Chambers UK, 2020
    Jonathan has excellent interpersonal skills and he and his team provide an excellent service to our clients. In today’s fast paced world clients expect efficient and timely service and this they get from Jonathan every time Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Very responsive, extremely co-operative and very experienced in his field Chambers UK 2019
    Very competent Legal 500 UK 2019
    a very knowledgeable problem solver Chambers UK 2018
    Makes clients feel confident they will achieve the right outcome. Legal 500 UK 2017
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK 2017
    Dynamic and charismatic.... he offers a wealth of knowledge in development and financing matters. Chambers UK 2017
    High Net Worth Families relocating to Jersey require top class service provision from local professionals and Jonathan Hughes has always impressed. Those who have used Jonathan and his team have always received the highest level of care and advice and they have recommended the team to new incoming families. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Commended for 'going the extra mile' for clients. Chambers UK 2017
    Very approachable and vastly knowledgeable. Legal 500 2016
    clever and articulate Legal 500 2015
    One of the island’s best real estate lawyers Legal 500 2014
    'Excellent service by Jonathan Hughes and his team, it was a tricky transaction dealt with efficiently and with full progress updates Client feedback
    His customer service is excellent Legal 500 2013
    Impressively charismatic Chambers Europe 2013
    An all-round excellent lawyer. He is strong commercially and technically – I found him very impressive Chambers Europe 2012