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Ogier, Edward Mackereth, St Helier, JERSEY

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Edward Mackereth

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Work Department

Dispute Resolution.

Position

Edward Mackereth is Ogier's Global Managing Partner.

A partner in Ogier's Dispute Resolution and Trust Advisory groups, he was previously global head of Ogier's Dispute Resolution group.

Edward continues to work with core clients. His practice encompasses trusts, fraud and asset tracing, financial services regulation and disputes, restructuring and insolvency, banking and anti-money laundering law and regulation, contractual, shareholder and boardroom disputes.

Edward’s trusts practice is part of Ogier’s Trust Advisory Group and he has been recognised as one of the top lawyers in his field across the UK and Crown Dependencies by leading market commentator Citywealth, naming him within their Contentious Trusts Top 10. Additionally, Edward is a ranked lawyer in the 2018 edition of Chambers UK and The Legal 500 2019.

He joined Ogier in 2004 and became a Partner in 2010. He was previously a partner in a commercial firm in the City of London.

Career

Trained Nicholson Graham-Jones; Nicholson Graham-Jones trainee to partner 1995-2004; Ogier 2004 to date.

Member

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Jersey and the Chancery Bar Association (overseas member).

Education

Reading University (1990 BA Politics and International Relations 2(1)). Admitted in England and Wales 1997; Jersey 2008.


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Edward Mackereth - Ogier

Within: Dispute resolution

Ogier’s dispute resolution team covers a range of high-value work. On top of its relationship with the corporate team handling court-sanctioned schemes of arrangement takeovers, fully contentious work includes trust litigation (including breach of duty matters), civil fraud claims, professional negligence claims and intellectual property litigation. the practice retains a strong client portfolio of institutional clients in the financial services, trust and insolvency fields. The firm also saw the addition of counsel Damian Evans from WALKERS who, alongside Edward Mackereth, brings substantial expertise in trusts law as well as experience in TIEAs applications. In September 2019, the firm also added Nic Journeaux, previously of the London office of Carey Olsen. Nigel Sanders moved in the opposite direction to Evans.

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