Elaine Gray

+44 (0)1481 732035

Elaine Gray

Partner  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Scotland
Cayman Islands
Guernsey

Q&A

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

Appearing before the Guernsey Court of Appeal in the first appellate decision considering the rule in Hastings Bass, following the Supreme Court decisions in Pitt and Holt. The bench included judges from Jersey and the Isle of Man and provided a fascinating opportunity to compare how the issue had been approached comparatively before the courts of the UK and Crown Dependencies and whether or not Guernsey should follow their approach.

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.


Josephine Howe

+44 (0)1534 514201

Josephine Howe

Partner  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
Scotland

TOP 3 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

Senior 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.