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Jonathan is Executive Partner, Client Solutions and Global Head of Local Legal Services at Ogier. As a trusted adviser to key clients he also holds a number of Directorships on Private Wealth, Family Office and Real Estate company boards.

Background and experience

Jonathan's personal practice covers:

  • Private client and corporate relocations for U/HNWIs across Ogier’s global network
  • Advising family offices, businesses and corporates including fund managers, private equity and entrepreneurs
  • Private client legal and fiduciary services including luxury assets in the real estate, aviation and marine sectors
  • Commercial real estate, development projects and property finance

Jonathan has an LLM Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law (Maritime and International Commercial) and an LLB (Hons) degree in law. Before joining Ogier in 2007 he worked in London and Sydney at a top tier international law firm.

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

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"Jonathan is knowledgeable, connected, empathetic and genuinely really friendly"

Chambers UK, 2024

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"Very approachable, knowledgeable and he provides a professional quality service that stands out over his peer group."

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"Puts commercial considerations at the forefront of his advice, provides an experienced and practical approach to problem-solving and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the industry."

Legal 500 UK, 2024

"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

"He provides a slick service and he goes the extra mile"

Chambers UK, 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

"Efficient and good to deal with"

Chambers UK, 2020


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