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

As the head of Mourant’s international trusts and private client practice, Edward Devenport advises a global client roster on all aspects of wealth planning, estate planning and family office structuring, while also working closely with litigation partners on challenging rectification and mistake applications. Senior associate Carly McIver advises on large pensions and final salary schemes for Jersey businesses, financial institutions and utilities companies. BVI trust law expert William Burnell is also recommended, as is associate Chiara Mundy, who handles succession, wills and probate matters.