Elaine Gray

+44 (0)1481 732035

Elaine Gray

Partner  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Scotland
Cayman Islands
Guernsey

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Litigation
Regulatory
Employment

Q&A

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

A lengthy hearing relating to whether or not Guernsey recognises the rule against reflective loss and, if so, whether or not it applies within the trust context.

How did you get into private client?

My first involvement came via trust litigation whilst working in the Cayman Islands on the Esteem and Jahre litigations.

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

There is no substitute for taking the time to get to know and understand your client's drivers in any given situation: only then will you really be able to move matters forward.

What is your favourite quote?

“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am President of Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce and a part-time lecturer on Civil Litigation for the Guernsey Bar.

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

Pier 17, Guernsey .


Josephine Howe

+44 (0)1534 514201

Josephine Howe

Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
Scotland

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset holding structures
Family office
Philanthropy and charitable giving

Q&A

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

Working with an international multi-generational family and the trustees of their family trust structure in order to introduce the third generation to the structure and restructure the trusts to meet the needs of each of the first, second, third and future generations going forwards.

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

You can always learn something new, so listen to and learn from the experiences of those around you, and be willing to share your own knowledge and understanding in return.

What is your favourite quote?

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough,” Albert Einstein.


Fraser Allister

+13458151757

Fraser Allister

Managing Associate  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Scotland
Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Family business governance

Q&A

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

The intellectual challenge in case after case that requires working across disciplines and specialties to apply complex facts (modern, international, multi-generation families and diverse assets, including trading businesses and new technologies such as crypto-currency) to complex law (trusts and succession law, CRS, beneficial ownership amongst myriad others) in order to provide clear, practical advice that clients' value.

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

Most of our clients are either sophisticated individuals or experienced professionals and so we should work hard to understand what they are looking for from us and focus our advice on providing direct, practical solutions to specific questions - they do not need us to demonstrate that we know everything about everything and they do not want lengthy complex advice on irrelevant matters.

What is your favourite quote?

“The more I practice, the luckier I get,” Gary Player.