Katherine Neal > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Counsel, Private Wealth


Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions.

Katherine has been recognised in the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 list for 2018, is featured in the Citywealth Leaders List in 2019 and is a ranked lawyer in Chambers UK 2018 and 2019.


Katherine joined Ogier in 2012 having previously been a Partner at Harvey Ingram Shakespeare; working in their Leicester and Birmingham offices advising a variety of high net worth private, charitable and commercial clients on contentious and non-contentious issues.


Katherine is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, the working party for charities legislation in Jersey and until 2012 was the Vice Chair of the Law Society of England and Wales Private Section.


Katherine graduated from the University of Licoln with a BA Hons in Law and French and completed her acedemic training at College of Law, York.

Admitted in:
2000 – England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Katherine NealOgier

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.