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44 THE ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE4 9WG, JERSEY
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Work 01534 514000
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www.ogier.com
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Victoria Grogan

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Work +44 1534 514337
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Ogier

Work Department

Counsel Probate and Estates

Position

Victoria has an in depth knowledge of Jersey Law and is widely experienced in international will and probate matters. She has particular expertise in the administration of high net worth and multi-jurisdictional local and foreign domiciled estates as well as complex succession planning and will drafting.

Victoria deals with a broad range of clients and is frequently instructed to draft Will sof rboth local and foreign domiciled estates. Victoria also works on the registration of foreign Powers of Attorney, administers local Curatorships, and Tutelles as well as handling Court applications for a munber of different matters such as the variation of a Will, applications in relation to the actions of an Executor or claims against an estate.

Victoria can also provide advice and legal opinions on domicile issues, the situs or ownership of assets from a succession point of view, and the validity of Wills and their terms.

She regularly presents on a variety of topics within her field, including doing a presentation for the STEP Jersey branch on digital assets post death, and has contributed to a number of publications both locally and further afield. Victoria was names in the Citywealth 2016 future leaders list.

Career

Prior to joining Ogier in 2017, Victoria worked in the Wills and Probate team of a large Channel Island firm, heading up the department for 6 years. A graduate of the University of Northampton, she worked for the Law Society of England before moving to Jersey in 2006.

Member

Victoria is a full member of STEP.

Education

Victoria graduated from University of Northampton in 2003.

Admitted in:
2013 - Jersey


Jersey

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

‘Great leadership, teamwork and thoroughly professional advice’ are all hallmarks of Ogier’s commercial property team, which operates under the leadership of the ‘very competent’ Jonathan Hughes, who ‘always has a smile on his face’. Alongside significant commercial leasehold mandates for clients such as BNP Paribas, Whitbread and First Names, the group also acted for a number of high-net-worth individuals undertaking major private residence projects. Managing associate Katharine Marshall regularly works alongside Hughes to advise on high-value property transactions, while Julie Melia oversaw several refinancing and loan transactions in the context of property developments and property acquisitions. In other highlights, counsel Victoria Grogan recently joined the firm from Carey Olsen and senior associate Sarah Parish arrived from Newcastle, where she held an associate position at Square One Law. Senior associate Claire Smith is also a key contact.

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Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

The ‘advice is thorough and pertinent as well as practical and commercial’ at Ogier, where attorneys such as counsel and ‘expert trust lawyer’ Katherine Neal ‘always inspire confidence by always delivering concise and quality advice’. Steven Meiklejohn led the advice to a Europe-based family which owns a significant business through two Jersey trusts on the modernisation of the structure as the next generation of the family nears adulthood, while global practice head and ‘great stalwart of the Jersey private client scene’ Sally Edwards acted for a Jersey trust company in the restructuring and transfer of a private structure to Monaco and Hong Kong. James Campbell – described by one client as ‘the best private client lawyer on the island’ – recently joined the firm from Bedell Cristin, alongside counsel Victoria Grogan from Carey Olsen, and guided institutional trustees through the operation of emergency provisions in certain trust instruments following significant events in the Middle East. Also noteworthy are managing associate Josephine Howe and senior associate Richard Laignel.

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