Edward Devenport > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Funds, international trusts and private client.


Edward has made numerous contributions to trust publications including writing the Jersey chapter of Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics. In 2004 and 2005 he assisted with changes to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 and more recently has been on the working party piloting the introduction of the Unregulated Funds regime into Jersey. Edward’s recent investment funds work includes the Jersey domiciled Lyxor hedge fund platform. What the directories say: ‘Fund specialist’ Edward is praised as ‘professional and solution-driven,’ particularly for his involvement in hedge fund matters,” (Chambers UK, 2013); is listed as a Prominent Figure in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers List 2013; is ranked in ‘The Legal 500 UK’, ‘Chambers UK’, ‘PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook’, ‘Who’s Who’ and ‘IFLR 1000’ Law directories.


Called to the English Bar 1987 (currently non-practising); corporate finance for Bankers Trust Company and Chemical Bank, London and New York; Jersey solicitor 1993; partner Mourant Ozannes 1996; Cayman Islands attorney 2007 (currently non-practising).


Vice-chairman Jersey Funds Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Edward DevenportMourant

Mourant‘s international trusts and private client practice provides a fill service to high-net-worth individuals, with key lines in wealth structuring, contentious and non-contentious trusts and foundation issues, as well as matters pertaining to wills and probate. The group is also able to handle real estate transactions and private fund structuring. Edward Devenport takes the lead, focusing on private wealth trusts, but is also experience in commercial trust structures, including in relation to pensions and employee benefits. Fred Milner has thriving family office practice, while counsel William Burnell is another practitioner of note for wealth-holding structures. Associate Chiara Mundy is also recommended.