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44 THE ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE4 9WG, JERSEY
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Ogier, Helen Ruelle, St Helier, JERSEY

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Helen Ruelle

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Director of Local Legal Services

Position

Helen Ruelle is Ogier's Director of Local Legal Services - she is a Jersey Advocate and one of the Island's most prominent employment lawyers. Client feedback for Helen records that she is 'a powerhouse on employment law who is respected within the local business community' and she is described as a 'leading individual' by Legal 500 for employment law advice.

Career

In her previous role, she headed the employment law team of another offshore law firm. In her 16 years as an employment lawyer and trusted adviser to the board of local companies, Helen has advised not just on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, but also data protection, GDPR compliance, competition law, local M&A and relocations for businesses and UHNW's.

Member

Helen's external appointments include chairing the Empoyment Forun and the Jersey Community Relations Trust, and sittig as vice-chair of the Jersey Employment Trust.

Education

Helen studied European Law at University of Warwick and also studied at Nottingham Trent University.


Jersey

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Helen Ruelle - Ogier

Within: Employment

Its ‘timely and appropriate responses in challenging situations’ and ‘second-to-none business knowledge’ make Ogier’s employment law service ‘excellent all around’. Practice head and counsel Michael Little  led the business licensing aspects of Premier Inn’s setting up of its hotel in Jersey, while associate Laura Shirreffs  oversaw the review of employee contracts and handbooks. The practice was also appointed to handle corporate support work, provide counsel on deferred compensation and restrictive covenants, and handle disputes pertaining to pay and unfair dismissal claims. Leading individual Helen Ruelle, who is the firm's director of local legal services, joined the firm from Mourant Ozannes in 2018, while senior associate Will Austin-Vautier joined from Bedell Cristin. Next generation-ranked lawyer Daniel Read joined Walkers Jersey from Ogier in 2018.

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