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Steve Meiklejohn

Global Senior Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Jersey
British Virgin Islands

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Asset holding structures

Q&A

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

Completing the restructuring of a Jersey trust structure for a European family; the main assets are business-related, including a company owned by the family for 10 generations. The structure will enable the assets to stay in trust for several generations to come. The work took around 13 months and was particularly satisfying because it created an ultimately sustainable structure.

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.