Helen Ruelle > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


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Director of Local Legal Services


Helen Ruelle is Ogier’s Director of Local Legal Services – she is a Jersey Advocate and one of the Island’s most prominent employment lawyers. Client feedback for Helen records that she is ‘a powerhouse on employment law who is respected within the local business community’ and she is described as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500 for employment law advice.


In her previous role, she headed the employment law team of another offshore law firm. In her 16 years as an employment lawyer and trusted adviser to the board of local companies, Helen has advised not just on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, but also data protection, GDPR compliance, competition law, local M&A and relocations for businesses and UHNW’s.


Helen’s external appointments include chairing the Empoyment Forun and the Jersey Community Relations Trust, and sittig as vice-chair of the Jersey Employment Trust.


Helen studied European Law at University of Warwick and also studied at Nottingham Trent University.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

Helen RuelleOgier

According to clients, the team at Ogier is ‘very responsive, commercial in its approach and will handle all aspects of any particular employment issue‘. The group handles tribunal claims for claimants and respondents, advisory work and as support to corporate transactions. The team is also equipped to act in work-related injury claims, data protection matters and issues related to employee benefit schemes. Helen Ruelle heads the employment team and handles contentious and non-contentious employment and discrimination law issues. Ruelle is ably supported by senior associate Will Austin-Vautier.