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 Neal – Ogier

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.