Josephine Howe > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Partner Private Wealth


Josephine acts for a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries, including leading trust companies, private banks and fimily offices on all issues concerning trusts and foundations as well as private wealth, probate and regulatory matters. Her principle areas of expertise include advising ultra high net worth clients and family offices on the establishment and administration of complex trust structures, advising on and drafting the documentation to restructure trusts and advising on rectifying and mitigating breaches of trust.

She also works closely with her Dispute Resolution colleagues in connection with trustee representations to court and her Corporate collegaues in connection with commercial transactions involving trusts and foundations. In addition, Josephine has spent time on secondment as in-house legal counsel to a local trust company.

Josephine has been recognised by Citywealth as a future leader in the private wealth industry in 2015 and has been included in the Citywealth 2016 Future Leaders 100 list. Josephine was also listed in the Citywealth Leaders list 2017, as well as the 2015 and 2016 lists.


Josephine contributes to articles for various publications including Trust & Trustees, Offshore Investment, Jersey – First for Finance and e-private client and regularly presents to local trust companies and has spoken at the International Trusts Congress in London.


Jsephine is a member of STEP and a member of the working party on philanthropy in Jersey.


Josephine received her LLB, with Honours, from the University of Glasgow and her Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law. She was admitted as a Solicitor and as a Notary Public in Scotland after training with Bishops LLP (now Brodies LLP) in Glasgow and was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in January 2009.

Admitted in:
2009 – Jersey
2005 – Scotland (non practicing)

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Josephine HoweOgier

Ogier‘s private wealth group has a strength in advising on Jersey trust structures, with an increasing focus on ESG and sustainable investing for high-net-worth individuals and their families. The team is experienced in working with colleagues across the office network to advise on the establishment of trust across offshore jurisdictions. Share plans and employee benefit trusts are another area of expertise, where Katherine Neal  takes the lead, as are instructions relating to charity and philanthropy. James Campbell  heads up the global private wealth practice group, while Josephine Howe heads the department in Jersey. Steve Meiklejohn continues to advise on estate planning, trust and fiduciary structures.