Ogier’s teams across Jersey and Guernsey have once again received positive recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK 2024 guide.
In Jersey, Ogier has been ranked top tier across eight key practice areas in the new guide, including banking and finance, capital markets, commercial property, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, investment funds and private clients, trusts and tax. In addition, there are 29 ranked individuals from across Ogier’s legal services in Jersey and another 10 identified as key lawyers, recognised for their standout contribution to their respective practices.
In addition, in Guernsey Ogier has retained top tier rankings across five of its core services, including Banking and Finance, Commercial Property, Private Client, Trusts and Tax, Corporate and M&A, and Dispute Resolution, while also singling out 27 lawyers for recognition, four of which are new additions to the Recommend/Key Lawyer status.
Jersey practice partner Raulin Amy (pictured) said: “This is another excellent set of results for our Jersey teams. While it’s fantastic to see our lawyers’ depth of knowledge and innovation receive such high praise, it’s particularly pleasing to see outstanding feedback for their commitment to putting clients first. A huge congratulations to the team.”
Practice partner in Guernsey Christopher Jones added: “We are delighted that we continue to rank as top tier in five of our core services and proud that we are recognised as market leaders. The client feedback demonstrates our range and depth of expertise across our service lines.”
Those singled out in Jersey are:
- For banking and finance, Katrina Edge and Bruce MacNeil are ranked as leading individuals, with next generation partner rankings for Kate McCaffrey and James Lydeard. Jennifer Cox is noted as a key lawyer.
- From the Capital Markets team, which has retained its top tier ranking, Raulin Amy and Bruce MacNeil are named as leading individuals, with Alexander Curry ranked as a next generation partner.
- In the Commercial Property team, Jonathan Hughes and Katharine Marshall are named as leading individuals, Sarah Parish is ranked as a rising star, and Laura Shirreffs is noted as a key lawyer.
- In the Corporate team, Raulin Amy is in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, while Simon Dinning, Matthew Shaxson and Richard Daggett are ranked as leading individuals. The guide includes next generation partner rankings for Alexander Curry, Oliver Richardson, and Amy Garrod is named a rising star. James Fox, Kevin Grové and Chloe Watson-Hill are recognised as key lawyers.
- In Ogier’s Dispute Resolution team, there is a Hall of Fame ranking for Edward Mackereth, leading individual rankings for Nick Williams and Damian Evans, and next generation partner rankings for Oliver Passmore, James Angus and Rebecca McNulty. Matthew Davies is recognised as a key lawyer.
- In the Jersey Employment team, Helen Ruelle is ranked in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Will Austin-Vautier is recognised as a rising star.
- In Ogier’s Investment Funds team Emily Haithwaite is in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, Niamh Lalor is a leading individual, Sophie Reguengo is ranked a next generation partner and Alexandra O’Grady is named a rising star. Matt McManus is also recognised as a key lawyer.
- In Ogier’s Private Wealth practice Steve Meiklejohn features in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, while James Campbell is a leading individual and both Josephine Howe and Katherine Neal are next generation partners. Henry Wickham, Richard Laignel and Katie Baxter are key lawyers.
Those individuals listed in Guernsey include:
- From the top tier Baking and Finance team, Christopher Jones is ranked as a leading individual, with Paul Chanter named a next generation partner, and managing associate Matthew Macfarlane and consultant Michaela Jesson recommended as key individuals.
- In the Corporate and M&A team, partner Bryon Rees is ranked as a leading individual, with key lawyers noted as partners Tim Clipstone and Richard Sharp, managing associate Michelle Watson Bunn and senior associates James Walsh and James Dickinson.
- The firm was also listed as a ‘Firm to Watch’ for Insurance, with Richard Sharp ranked as a leading individual.
- Bryon Rees is ranked as a leading individual in Ogier’s Investment Funds team, with Tim Clipstone, Michelle Watson Bunn and James Dickinson all named as recommended or key individuals, as is senior associate Gabrielle Payne.
- Bryon Rees and Tim Clipstone also head up the Capital Markets team, with Richard Sharp, James Walsh, Michelle Watson Bunn and senior associate Diana Collas all listed as recommended individuals.
- In Dispute Resolution Partner Mathew Newman is ranked as a leading individual, while the team’s co-head, Simon Davies, is ranked in the Hall of Fame. Bryan De Verneuil-Smith is a next generation partner, and also recommended are partners Sandie Lyne and Alex Horsbrugh-Porter.
- Rachel DeSanges, who heads up Employment, is ranked a next generation partner, while senior associate Fay Warrilow is a key lawyer, as is Sandie Lyne.
- In Private Clients, Trusts and Tax, partner Matthew Guthrie is ranked as a leading individual, while Partner Gavin Ferguson is ranked in the Hall of Fame and Catherine Moore is recognised as a next generation partner, and managing associate Chris Hards is a key lawyer.
- In Commercial Property, partner Martyn Baudains is ranked in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame while senior associates Piers and Martín Casas are ranked as rising stars. Counsel Jonathan Anderson is named as a key lawyer.