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Gavin Ferguson

Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Guernsey (Advocate)
British Virgin Islands
Notary Public qualified in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset holding structures
Asset protection
Family office

Q&A

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

The highlights have been the establishment of two multi-billion dollar family office structures, with a couple of groundbreaking court matters on rectification and amendment applications.

How did you get into private client?

When I was a trainee, my seat choices were between private client or corporate. With a stock broking background, I chose private client in 2003 at Wedlake Bell in London. A move I did not regret, thankfully!

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

There are probably two pieces of advice that I see as critical. Firstly, that client relationships are paramount; and secondly, that innovation and technology are key, in terms of continuing to improve client service.

What is your favourite quote?

"The more you know, the more you know that you don't know." Aristotle.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Boating and spending time with my children.

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

Red, in Guernsey – people come over to visit the restaurant itself!