Richard Laignel

Managing Associate Jersey
Richard Laignel
Key Lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2023


Richard is a member of the Private Wealth team in Jersey and advises a wide range of professional trustees, intermediaries, family offices and private clients on the establishment, operation and restructuring of trusts and the establishment of private trust company structures.
  • Background & experience

    Richard provides advice and assistance on the establishment, ongoing operation and restructuring of private and commercial trusts, including the drafting of trust instruments, supplemental documentation and the establishment and use of private trust companies.  He also has significant experience in relation to corporate migrations and reinstatements and has advised on a number of pension and employee reward scheme matters. 

    Richard obtained his law degree from the University of Durham before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford. He was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in January 2017 and was awarded the prize for the highest mark in the Trusts Law paper of the Jersey law exams.  

    Prior to joining Ogier in June 2017, Richard worked for over 6 years in the international private client group of another major law firm in Jersey.

    Admitted in:
    2010 - England & Wales (not practising)
    2017 - Jersey


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  • Recognition

    Key Lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Key Lawyer Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Senior/Managing Associate of the Year - IFC (Gold) Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, 2019
    Super Advisor Citywealth 2019 Future Leaders Top 100: Super Advisors
    Top 35 Under 35 ePrivateClient 2019
    Future Leader Citywealth Top 100 Future Leaders, 2019
    Richard is a very responsive and well organised professional. Client feedback, 2019
    Richard delivers on all counts and I would therefore recommend him to other Trustees. Client feedback, 2019
    He works closely with fiduciaries to understand their needs and to deliver the appropriate advice and documentation. Client feedback, 2019