Chris Hards

+44 1481 752306

Chris Hards

Managing Associate  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employee incentives and pensions
Private Wealth
Probate and Estates


Ajay Wiltshire

Ajay Wiltshire

General Counsel  |  Saffery Champness
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Multi-national Families

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

Apart from keeping busy, staying sane and alive? During the lockdown working with my colleagues in Guernsey and Geneva to broaden our firm’s message and together we made some really engaging content. Cometh the hour and all that…

How did you get into private client?

I love music and sport, especially motorsport, but was not good enough to make a living at either so… I dealt a lot with private aircraft early in my career which gave me a bit of a USP.

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

You don’t have to be brilliant just be thoughtful.

You are not your clients and it’s about them not you.

Make sure you enjoy the journey.

Are you absolutely sure you want a career in Law?...

What is your favourite quote?

"If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?” – Douglas Coupland

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

The Ivy Club - very long lunch, you’re all welcome…


Samantha Stevenson

Samantha Stevenson

Head of Guernsey  |  Sequent
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Financial Advisory


Alison Parry

+44 (0)1481 211258

Alison Parry

Head of Private Wealth, Guernsey  |  Intertrust Group
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey
Fellowship of the Chartered Governance Institute ICSA

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Exotic Assets
Trusts

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International Private and Corporate client structuring, technically skilled at managing complex arrangements and transactions involving financing, legal and governance issues.

Q&A

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

The expansion of experience and knowledge in the Guernsey Intertrust Private Wealth team, through strategic hiring. Camille Hordeaux & Mark Watson are both experts in the Private Wealth field and bring a variety of skills to the team.

How did you get into private client?

I was offered a trainee role, which evolved into a lifelong career. I have been very fortunate to learn and work with the best.

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

Try new things, taking responsibility for tasks outside your comfort zone. You will gain more skills, increase your confidence and learn more about yourself.

What is your favourite quote?

‘’Whatever you do today, do it with the confidence of a 4 year old in a batman T shirt! ’’

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

Guernsey has an amazing selection of restaurants to suit all occasions & moods. Difficult to pick, maybe the Indian Cottage, it is the family favourite for special occasions and in walking distance.


Lindsay Ozanne

+441481733213

Lindsay Ozanne

Managing Director, Guernsey  |  Butterfield Trust
JURISDICTION

Guernsey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Multi-national families
Trusts

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Establishing and administering trust and fiduciary structures for high net worth individuals.

Enhanced Q&A

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

Team work to get through a challenging year with all of the changes that COVID has brought.

How did you get into private client?

By accident!

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

Communication is key and there are no stupid questions.

What is your favourite quote?

Better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Exercise bunny.

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

Back to the restaurant with the most beautiful setting in the Maldives where we were this time last year.


Camille Hordeaux

+44 (0) 1481 211273

Camille Hordeaux

Director, Private Wealth  |  Intertrust Group
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey - International trust and estate planning and management

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Multi-national families

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family governance and generational transition, multi-national families and multi-asset class structures.

Q&A

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

The pandemic has been a great leveller, and has brought us closer to our clients. We’ve all had more time to speak to each other and share personal experiences. I think we will come out of the current situation with more personal and deeper relationships.

How did you get into private client?

In my career, this has meant moving away from “standard structures” (I dislike that term and concept in the Private Wealth sphere!) and becoming the go-to person for bespoke solutions. By natural extension, this has given me the opportunity to get involved with UHNW families and their advisors.

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

Get to know the clients and understand their needs, then think about the structure. Not the other way around – that’s a common mistake

What is your favourite quote?

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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

I can’t wait to go back to Octopus in Guernsey, or any of the Relais de Venise restaurants in London!


Jim Gilligan

+44 (0) 1481 737220

Jim Gilligan

Managing Director  |  Carey
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Trusts


Alasdair Cross

Alasdair Cross

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Guernsey  |  Rawlinson & Hunter
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Simple Structures
Trusts


Mark Cleary

+44 1534 844321

Mark Cleary

Director  |  ZEDRA
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
Luxembourg
Guernsey

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Funds
Asset Management

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Trusts

Q&A


Jonathan Bailey

+44 1481 739520

Jonathan Bailey

Director  |  PraxisIFM
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Trusts