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Russell Clark

Head of Trusts and Private Client Guernsey  |  Carey Olsen

England and Wales (not practising)


Personal and estate planning
Trusts and foundations
Asset Holding Structures


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

- Assisting the trustees of a family trust following the premature death of the patriarch
- Working with new multi-national families to establish new PTC structures/family offices during the COVID lockdown
- Finding solutions to long standing and bitter family disputes

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

Make an effort to understand your clients’ business and objectives. Listen carefully. In this area of professional practice, perhaps more than any other, the human elements are all important.

What is your favourite quote?

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” Edmund Burke

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am a keen aviation enthusiast and try to break the surly bonds of earth whenever weather and workloads allow.

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

We are fortunate in Guernsey to have had all our restaurants open since the middle of June 2020 and are spoilt for choice. I have never had a bad meal at ‘La Nautique’ or ‘The Rock Garden.’