Ogier has been ranked as a top tier law firm in Jersey for corporate finance, property and trusts by Chambers UK with 11 Advocates and one solicitor mentioned in the recent directory findings with Chris Byrne, Raulin Amy and Matthew Swan singled out as leading lawyers for their corporate finance practice.
Ogier's property team also impressed Chambers which ranked Jonathan Hughes, Julie Melia and Chris Renouf as leading individuals. Advocate Hughes was described as "a very strong lawyer and is highly respected across the professional market".
Trusts were highly praised with one client quoted as saying "most of us see them as our go to trust people in Jersey. In this field they are the clear leader'. One source described Advocate Steve Meiklejohn as "excellent", going onto say: "He is, in a field where some find problems rather than answers, pragmatic as well as being very technically adept." According to one observer Sally Edwards "is the Jersey trust guru, when it gets tricky".
Dispute resolution and investment funds maintained their current rankings. Notable practitioners Edward Mackereth and Nigel Sanders were identified for dispute resolution and solicitor Michael Lombardi and Advocate Niamh Lalor were "highly regarded" for investment funds.
Advocate Amy, practice partner at Ogier in Jersey said: "It is encouraging to see that we are continuing to receive exceptional feedback from our clients and through our top tier rankings continue to be recognised as a leading law firm. We are very grateful to our clients for their contributions and for providing positive feedback for all our legal teams."
Chambers UK undertakes thorough research and analysis of local law firms and seeks extensive client and industry feedback to determine their results.
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