Lucy Diggle

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Lucy Diggle

Senior Counsel  |  Walkers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trust litigation
Private wealth structuring
Contentious probate

Q&A

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

Obtaining a highly unusual retrospective and prospective Beddoe and blessing relief for a client who found himself between a rock and a hard place being attacked from all sides.

How did you get into private client?

I was nominated.

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

Private Client work is vast. Get as much experience in as many different areas of specialism as possible as early as you can: it will help in the long run.

What is your favourite quote?

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito,” Dalai Lama.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

CrossFit, Yoga, wine.

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

Kaibo upstairs - fantastic food and wine and spectacular panoramic views!


Esmond Brown

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Esmond Brown

Senior Associate  |  Appleby
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Cayman Islands

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Succession planning

Q&A

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

Being involved in high value public trustee v cooper applications to the Grand Court in Cayman.

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

Be open minded. Develop soft skills, realize that client relationships are extremely important and work hard!

What is your favourite quote?

Not sure if it's my favourite, but I like Shakespeare's: "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."


Fraser Allister

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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.