Michael Rogers

Senior Associate Guernsey
Michael Rogers
Michael is always a pleasure to deal with and is very organised and professional. He pays great attention to detail in order to ensure that matters ‘go right’ both in terms of service to the client and in the courtroom Citywealth Leaders List 2019

Overview

Michael is a senior associate in Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey. His practice focusses on corporate insolvency proceedings, contentious trust matters, fund disputes and contentious regulatory advice. Michael also has a wealth of experience in relation to commercial disputes involving financial services products and investment vehicles.
  • Background & experience

    Michael has practised in Guernsey since 2012.  In that time he has advised fund managers, trustees and beneficiaries, leading financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and ultra-high net worth individuals.  Many of those cases have involved complex high value disputes often with a multi-jurisdictional element.  He has gained substantial experience of the complex procedure of the Guernsey Royal Court and regularly advises on an array of interim matters including applications for service out applications, declaratory and Beddoe relief and case management hearings.

    Michael also advises international clients on cross-border commercial litigation and has been involved with fraud and asset recovery claims.

    Michael received his Bachelor of Law in 2007 from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an Attorney in the Supreme Court of South Africa in 2009. He completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2016.  In 2019 he obtained the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes with distinction.

    Admitted in:

    2015 - England and Wales (holds a practising certificate)
    2009 - South Africa (currently non-practising)

    Memberships:

    • Law Society of England and Wales  
    • Law Society of South Africa
    • STEP affiliate member  
    • Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES)  
    • Guernsey International Legal Association

     

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  • Recognition

    Michael is always a pleasure to deal with and is very organised and professional. He pays great attention to detail in order to ensure that matters ‘go right’ both in terms of service to the client and in the courtroom Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    Michael is an experienced and professional lawyer who is also very easy to work with. He always keeps us well informed, explaining each stage in the process, and his turn-around time is impressive. A knowledgeable and safe pair of hands Citywealth Leaders List 2018
    Michael has added significant offshore litigation experience to the dispute resolution team since he joined the firm at the start of the year, particularly in the area of restructuring and insolvency work, where his qualifications are an asset. Citywealth Leaders List 2017