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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 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.