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Steve Meiklejohn

Partner  |  Ogier

England and Wales
British Virgin Islands


Trust structuring
Acting as trustee
Estate planning advice


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

I have had a lot more time of late, so I have enjoyed being able to get involved in the clients’ trust structures. It is particularly pleasing when you can give deep consideration to the various issues.

How did you get into private client?

It was one of those circumstances where we had a very desirable trust company client base. In 1997, I didn’t think we were focusing on them sufficiently, so we created a special department to advise trust companies. It went from strength to strength – and here we are today.

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

Firstly, to take the time to get to know the family that you are advising and to understand what their goals are and what motivates them. Secondly, to see yourself as part of a team and to fully embrace working with the other advisers in other jurisdictions.

What is your favourite quote?

“He who dares, wins." Sir David Stirling.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Going to the gym, running and keeping in touch with three sons in Central London!

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

The Green Island restaurant in Jersey – great seafood.