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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 and 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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"Jonathan is a seriously good lawyer"

Chambers UK, 2023

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"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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