Will Austin-Vautier

Senior Associate Jersey
He is very experienced and has a constructive, can-do attitude. He is always professional and great with clients Chambers UK, 2020

Overview

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.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Jersey law
  • 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

    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