An exceptionally talented lawyer. Straightforward to deal with, very strong technically, and comes up with client-focused solutions. Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021

Overview

Steve has been a Partner at the firm since 1988. He is qualified under the laws of Jersey, the British Virgin Islands and England and Wales. Steve is also a Notary Public. Steve is a member of the highly experienced private wealth team, offering bespoke and tailored structuring solutions to ultra-high net families.
  • Background & experience

    Steve acts for a range of international high net worth private clients in relation to their estate planning and trust and fiduciary structures. In addition, utilising Steve`s long experience in advising trustees and other fiduciaries on their legal obligations, Steve has a portfolio of trusteeships for high net worth clients of Ogier.

    Steve has been recognised in Who`s Who Legal`s Global Elite Thought Leader`s list from 2017 to 2020. This list highlights the most highly regarded private client advisers in the world and Steve is recognised as one of their five leading offshore practitioners. Steve is also ranked as a Star Individual by the Chambers Global directory for 2020 and is a member of the Hall of Fame for Legal 500 for 2020 which recognises practitioners who have been in Band 1 for their specialism for 10 years or more

    Admitted in:

    2009 - British Virgin Islands
    1985 - Jersey
    1982 - England & Wales

    Steve Meiklejohn is a Notary Public.

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  • Recognition

    An exceptionally talented lawyer. Straightforward to deal with, very strong technically, and comes up with client-focused solutions. Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021
    Hall of Fame Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Steve is a legend in Jersey for his work on offshore trusts. Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021
    Star Individual Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021
    Star Individual Chambers UK, Trusts, 2021
    A doyen of the Jersey trusts world. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Private Client Global Elite Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2021
    He is known across the island and has an immense reputation. Chambers UK, 2020
    He is a figurehead and veteran in the industry. Chambers UK, 2020
    He combines intellect and technical excellence with humour. Chambers UK, 2020
    A go-to person for private client advice. He is hugely well regarded and a very nice chap. Steve is good with clients and has a strong following. Chambers and Partners, HNW Directory, 2020
    Hall of fame Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Private Client Global Elite Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, 2019
    He has contributed greatly to the market and he provides gravitas and stature. Chambers and Partners HNW Directory, 2019
    Steve is the consummate professional trust lawyer who gives invaluable, considered and practical advice to trustees and beneficiaries and has done so over many years Citywealth Leaders List 2019
    He's one of the most charming trust practitioners that you could meet Chambers UK, 2019
    Consistently knowledgeable and accurate advise over decades of working together Citywealth Leaders List 2018
    One of the top 30 trusts and estates practitioners worldwide Best of the Best Global Guide, 2018
    Hall of Fame Legal 500, 2018
    He is a stalwart of the Jersey legal community. He is ferociously clever and delightful to work with. Chambers UK, 2018
    Absolute gentleman. Chambers UK, 2018
    Private Client - Thought Leader 2018 Who's Who Legal, 2018
    Exceptional knowledge and experience in the private client field – he cuts through the issues very quickly and has a no-nonsense approach. Legal 500 UK, 2017
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK, 2017
    For me Steve Meiklejohn is the go-to trust lawyer in Jersey. He is bright, creative and commercial. On top of that it is an absolute pleasure to work with him. He is collaborative, energetic and responsive, and has played a leading role alongside us in many long-running, complex trust situations. Citywealth Leaders List, 2017
    first-class... a leader in trust law Chambers UK, 2017
    caring and completely trustworthy Legal 500 UK, 2016
    exceptional Legal 500 UK, 2015
    Praised for his "exceptional" expertise in the field Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2015
    He is pragmatic as well as being very technically adept Chambers Europe, 2015
    ‘Fantastic lawyer' who 'couples years of experience with a pragmatic approach' Legal 500 UK, 2014
    Has a complete grasp of the technicalities and provides practical, commercial advice Chambers UK, 2014
    Particularly good Legal 500 UK, 2013
    Is sensitive to the commercial as well as the family aspects of the work, and is excellent at tuning into what is most important for the client Chambers UK, 2013
    Commercial, quick to spot the issues and collaborative in the way he works. Chambers UK, 2012
    Outstanding Legal 500 UK, 2012
    Analyses issues with a depth of understanding that is difficult for peers to surpass Legal 500 UK, 2011
    He provides excellent ideas about how we can develop our business Chambers Europe, 2011
    Down to earth and pragmatic Chambers Europe, 2011