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44 THE ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE4 9WG, JERSEY
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Work 01534 514000
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Fax 01534 514444
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www.ogier.com
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Steven Meiklejohn

Tel:
Work 01534 514462
Email:
Ogier

Work Department

Private Client and Trusts.

Position

Steve is an adviser to Trustees and Private Clients in respect of Trust and Fiduciary structures. In addition to acting for a range of significant Private Clients on their estate planning, Steve advises trustees on complex trust questions. He is also increasingly involved in establishing new and innovative charitable and philanthropic structures in anticipation of Jersey’s new Charities Law coming into full effect. The other main string to Steve’s bow is advising Trustees on the establishment of employee incentive and pension structures. Steve sits on the Working Party considering Trust law reform in Jersey. He is also a regular speaker at conferences on Trust and Fiduciary issues and is currently on the Editorial Boards of the STEP Journal and Trusts and Trustees, which includes peer reviewing their renowned Annual Review of Foundations around the World. Steve is recognised as a leading individual in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers. Private Client Practitioner has recognised Steve as a leading lawyer in the private client profession and in their 50 Most Influential 2015 list.

Career

Joined Ogier 1983; became partner Ogier 1988.

Languages

French

Member

Gray’s Inn; Jersey Law Society; STEP (chairman branch committee); the Notary Society.

Education

De La Salle College, Jersey; Manchester Polytechnic (1981). Admitted in England and Wales 1982; Jersey 1985.


Jersey

Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Leading individuals

Steven Meiklejohn - Ogier

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 lawyerKatherine 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 sceneSally 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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