Will Austin-Vautier

Senior Associate Jersey
Will Austin-Vautier
Excellent. Extremely flexible and ready to go the extra mile to get a creative solution to a difficult situation for our mutual client. Legal 500 UK, 2022


Will Austin-Vautier is a senior associate in Ogier's Channel Islands Local Legal Services team. An employment law specialist, Will's practice extends to discrimination, data protection, regulatory (e.g. housing and work controls), employment relations, and general commercial expertise. Will has acted for some of the Channel Islands' largest private sector employers, senior finance industry executives, entrepreneurs, and the family offices of ultra-high net worth individuals.
  • Background & experience

    Will Austin-Vautier is a Jersey Advocate and senior associate in Ogier's Local Legal Services team. Will joined Ogier in October 2018 from another offshore law firm, where he was the principal adviser on employment law (and related) matters.

    Will advises on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters within the employment sphere – from business start-ups, M&As and organisational change, to workforce management, trade union issues and contractual disputes.  In addition to employment law, Will's practice includes discrimination, data protection, housing and work regulation, and general commercial matters.

    Will is also Secretary of the Jersey Branch of the Employment Lawyers' Association. He is a contributor to bodies such as the Employment Forum and previously participated in a working group convened by Jersey's government to consider data protection law changes in advance of the inception of The General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018. He was also co-adviser to the appellant in Jersey's first employment case to be heard by the Jersey Court of Appeal.


    Admitted in:

    2014 - Jersey


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  • Recognition

    Excellent. Extremely flexible and ready to go the extra mile to get a creative solution to a difficult situation for our mutual client. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Very helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer my queries in a timely manner. Chambers UK, 2022
    Always supportive and helps to find a resolution. Chambers UK, 2022
    Associate to Watch Chambers UK, 2022
    Accessible, clear and concise in his advice, and very diligent and articulate in presenting our case. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Demonstrated his ability to deeply analyse and then scenario plan his advice following the review of the complex senior executive contract. This provided personal assurance in actions undertaken with regards this advice. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Technically skilled, knowledgeable and experienced, with a strong grasp of his subject area. Chambers UK, Employment, 2021
    Associate to Watch Chambers UK, Employment, 2021
    Rising star Legal 500 UK, 2021
    He is very experienced and has a constructive, can-do attitude. He is always professional and great with clients Chambers UK, 2020
    Really making his mark within the team and industry Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Rising star Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Extremely helpful Chambers UK 2019
    He is highly professional, very easy to work with, takes the time to listen and gives considered advice. Client feedback, 2018
    Associate to watch Chambers and Partners, 2018