Trusts expert and partner at Ogier James Campbell has become the only Jersey lawyer to be elected as an International Fellow of the prestigious James Campbell elected to prestigious American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
ACTEC is a non-profit organisation which brings together the top lawyers in the profession to maintain a high quality of trust and estate legal services through mutual education and to contribute to the improvement of the areas of law in which trust and estate lawyers practice.
Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities. It is their aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility. To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no less than 10 years’ experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning.
James’ acceptance to ACTEC highlights the strong and growing US nexus of his practice, which sees him regularly act alongside US counsel on cross-border, complex and high value private wealth matters. It also highlights his contribution to the wider industry through a busy lecture schedule at international trusts and estates conferences, with recent engagements including Legal Week’s International Private Client Forum, STEP Arabia and the Anti-Money Laundering Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference, and through his thought leadership in trade publications including ePrivateClient, STEP Journal and Wealthbriefing.
James said: “I’m very pleased to have been elected to ACTEC. Private client work is increasingly complex and cross-border in nature, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for having the skillset and reputation to best support clients in the US, or whose structures have a US and Jersey overlap. I look forward to working alongside ACTEC Fellows as we share knowledge and best practice to maintain excellence in the private wealth industry.”