A very safe pair of hands for complicated and urgent trust and private client advice. An exceptionally dedicated and experienced trust lawyer. Legal 500 UK, 2021


Josephine acts for a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries, including leading trust companies, private banks and family offices on all issues concerning trusts and foundations as well as private wealth, probate and regulatory matters. Her principal areas of expertise include advising ultra high net worth clients and family offices on the establishment and administration of complex trust structures, private trust company structures, restructuring trusts and on rectifying and mitigating breaches of trust.
  • Background & experience

    She also works closely with her Dispute Resolution colleagues in connection with trustee representations to court and her Corporate colleagues in connection with commercial transactions involving trusts or foundations. In addition, Josephine has spent time on secondment as in-house legal counsel to a local trust company.

    Clients say that Josephine is “technically very strong”, “responsive” and “practical in her approach to complex matters”.

    Josephine is a member of STEP and a member of the Jersey Finance working party on Family Offices in Jersey.

    Josephine has been recognised by both Legal Week Private Client Global Elite in 2019 and Chambers HNW in 2018 as 'One to Watch', by Legal 500 in 2020 and by Citywealth every year since 2015 as a Future Leader as well as being included in the Citywealth Leaders lists.

    Josephine contributes to articles for various publications including Trust & Trustees, Offshore Investment, Jersey Finance and e-private client and regularly presents to local trust companies and has spoken at the Jersey International Business School and the International Trusts Congress in London.

    Josephine received her LLB, with Honours, from the University of Glasgow and her Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law. She was admitted as a Solicitor and as a Notary Public in Scotland after training with Bishops LLP (now Brodies LLP) in Glasgow and was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in January 2009.

    Admitted in:
    2009 - Jersey
    2005 - Scotland (not practising)


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  • Recognition

    A very safe pair of hands for complicated and urgent trust and private client advice. An exceptionally dedicated and experienced trust lawyer. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Has a huge amount of Jersey trust experience and is able to provide first-rate trust advice (technical, trustee advisory, and associated areas) in a very short timescale. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Chambers UK, 2020
    Go-to name for establishing family offices. Legal 500 UK, 2020
    She is pragmatic, cuts to the chase and she is good to work with. Josephine is a well known offshore practitioner. Chambers and Partners, HNW Directory, 2020
    Next generation partner Legal 500 UK, 2020
    One to Watch Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 'Ones to Watch' Directory, 2019
    Josephine is a pleasure to deal with, always prompt and professional yet a lovely friendly manner. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her team for Trust related legal matters Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Extremely efficient, friendly and provides advice as and when required and always is open to other possible solutions and meets all deadlines. Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    She is very conscientious and works very hard Chambers UK, 2019
    She is cool, calm and collected Chambers UK, 2019
    She will always fight your corner for what she feels to be the best possible outcome for clients. Chambers UK, 2018
    Faultless technical knowledge. Chambers UK, 2018
    One to watch Private Client 'Ones to Watch' 2018
    A rising star; she is technically sound, hardworking and has excellent turnaround times. Legal 500 UK, 2017
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2017
    Josephine is our go-to lawyer. She provides excellent technical and practical advice. She is calm, responsive and easy to work with. Citywealth Leaders List, 2017
    measured and technically sound advice Legal 500, 2016
    very calm, measured and accurate in her advice Legal 500, 2015