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Edward Devenport

Partner  |  Mourant

Cayman Islands
England and Wales


Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Succession planning


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

No particular highlight, but advising alongside some of the brightest and most talented professionals on some of the most complex and valuable trusts and foundations has been a constant source of interest/excitement/stress.

How did you get into private client?

I moved to Jersey in 1967! I didn’t have much choice about it at the time (my parents chose it). I worked for a very renowned lawyer called Keith Baker, who was the architect of Jersey’s trust statute. Keith encouraged me to get into private client work – he was a very inspirational person to work for.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take time to read.

What is your favourite quote?

“Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee.
"What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?”
Spike Milligan.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I’m quite a keen runner – I might do a marathon in 2021. I also enjoy surfing, kayaking and all other beach sports.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

La Capannina in Jersey – it’s old school, Italian.