James Campbell > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Ogier
44 THE ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE4 9WG
Jersey

Position

James has extensive experience advising professional trustees, family offices, intermediaries and high-net worth families (both internationally and locally) on all aspects of Jersey trusts, foundations and estate planning together with all related company and commercial law issues.

Career

James has extensive experience advising professional trustees, family offices, intermediaries and high-net worth families (both internationally and locally) on all aspects of Jersey trusts, foundations and estate planning together with all related company and commercial law issues.

James frequently advises on the establishment, ongoing operation and restructuring of both private and commercial trusts. He has a particular focus on the drafting of trust instruments, supplemental trust deeds and the establishment and use of private trust companies.

He also advises trustees, employers and other professionals on a wide range of Jersey employee benefit and pension related matters.

Industry Focus

  • Co-author of “Guidelines for Jersey Directors” published by the IoD
  • Author of “The importance of prudence and trustee investment duties” published in The Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning
  • A speaker at the Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Sanctions Conference in May 2016 with James focusing on the impact of sanctions on private wealth structures
  • A panellist at the “Jersey Finance Annual Private Client Conference” on “plotting a route” in May 2015 with James focusing on Jersey’s core strengths in private client structuring
  • A judge for the WealthBriefing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Co-author of article “The Middle East: Bespoke Structuring on the rise” published in eprivateclient December 2015

The leading directories recognise James’ expertise, and clients have described him as “a top notch lawyer with an excellent grasp of cross-border issues” and that “he provides coherent, competent, concise and clear advice on what can be extremely technical issues”. James is recognised as a leading individual in the latest editions of Legal 500 and Chambers. Private Client Practitioner has recognised James in their 50 Most Influential list.

Before joining Ogier in May 2017 James was a partner in the trusts group of another law firm in Jersey specialising in international private client work.

James is an English Solicitor and an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey.

Memberships

James is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

James CampbellOgier

Ogier advises a number of individual private clients, investment banks and prominent local trust companies on large structures concerning both island residents and those elsewhere. James Campbell is the firm’s global head of private wealth, and Sally Edwards heads up the specific Jersey element of the team. Katherine Neal, who alongside more standard wealth work, handles a number of pensions mandates as the team’s head of employee incentives. Josephine Howe, a January 2019 partner promotion, is also notable. Richard Laignel and Katie Baxter are key managing and senior associates respectively, and counsel Henry Wickham joined from Bedell Cristin in 2019. The team also includes Steve Meiklejohn, the firm’s global senior partner who is also appointed as a trustee, and Victoria Grogan, who covers matters for islanders as the office’s head of wills and probate.