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Nick Williams

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Dispute Resolution.


Nick Williams is a Partner who specialises in dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency who also has a broad experience of complex and often multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation. He co-chairs the firm's Regulatory Group, taking particular responsibility for contentious aspects. Nick’s practice encompasses trusts disputes, corporate, financial and regulatory litigation, and fraud and asset tracing.


 Senior Associate at Clifford Chance 2001-2007; Managing Associate at Ogier 2007; Partner at Ogier 2013.


College of Law, York,  LPC Distinction 1999 – 2000; College of Law, York,  CPE Law, Commendation 1998 – 1999; University of York Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History 2:1 (1995 – 1998); St Paul's School (1989 – 1994). Admitted in England & Wales 2003; Jersey 2010.


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Clients define Ogier as ‘high quality coupled with practical knowledge and expertise in the Jersey court system, explained to non-lawyers in plain and simple ways’. Regulatory sub-team co-chair Nick Williams continues to act for the trustee of four high-value trusts with regard to significant disputes arising from a proposed segregation of trust assets between various branches of the family, while the ‘excellentEdward Mackereth oversaw one of the group’s numerous investment loss claims on behalf of a major Jersey trust in defence of breach of trust allegations pertaining to administration decisions. Nicola Roberts, who was recently promoted to counsel, ‘instills confidence from her practical knowledge’ and draws much praise from clients, alongside Jersey practice head Nigel Sanders, who ‘is clearly an expert in his field’.

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