Oben Law and Oben Regulatory have announced the appointment of Advocate Claire Rigby and Louise Godley, who both join Oben as Senior Associates. These appointments come as Oben Law and Oben Regulatory move into new offices at 5 Castle Street, St Helier to accommodate their expansion.
Claire is a specialist family lawyer with significant experience practising in both England and Jersey. She will be using her expertise to offer family law as a new service, delivering high quality, sensitive and realistic matrimonial advice. Together with the matrimonial forensic accountancy experience of Director, Alexandra Ruddy, Oben is able to offer a comprehensive matrimonial service to high net worth clients.
Claire qualified as an English Solicitor over 20 years ago and as a Jersey Advocate in 2006. She previously worked at Payne Hicks Beach, one of the leading family law firms in England. She has extensive experience of acting for high net worth matrimonial clients in the resolution of complex financial issues, and frequently those with an international element.
Louise qualified as an English solicitor with a leading City Law firm in 2001. She has over a decade of experience in the offshore banking and funds sectors, having worked as a Legal Counsel at Deutsche Bank and Kleinwort Benson, and as an Associate in one of the Island’s largest law firms. Her responsibilities included advising on company acquisitions and the migration of banking and investment management businesses to different jurisdictions, as well as providing general corporate and commercial advice to all areas of the business.
In Louise’s role as Senior Associate, she will significantly augment Oben’s delivery of services to its financial services clients in terms of both regulatory and legal work.
Alexandra Ruddy, Director at Oben Law and Oben Regulatory, says:
“We are pleased to welcome both Claire and Louise to Oben as Senior Associates. They are both extremely accomplished in their areas of expertise and complement our specialist dispute resolution focused team.
“Since Oben was founded in 2016, we have been providing uniquely tailored legal and regulatory services to our clients. The success of this has seen Oben grow and expand. With Claire and Louise joining the team we have taken this opportunity to upgrade our offices, to ensure we can continue to provide the highest standard of service for our clients and their businesses.”