Henry Wickham > Ogier > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Ogier
44 THE ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE4 9WG
Jersey

Work Department

Counsel, Private Wealth

Position

Henry advises professional trustees, intermediaries, family offices and high-net worth families in the Channel Islands and internationally on all aspects of Jersey trusts, foundations and estate planning and related corporate law issues.   

Henry provides advice and assistance on the creation and ongoing operation of private and commercial trusts, including the drafting of trust instruments, supplemental documentation and the establishment and use of private trust companies. He has considerable experience in estate planning, advising on complex restructurings and the impact of international sanctions upon companies and trusts. Henry also advises in relation to corporate migrations, philanthropic structures, pension and employee reward scheme matters.

Career

Prior to joining Ogier in August 2019, Henry worked for over 8 years in the international private client group of another major law firm in Jersey. A graduate from the University of Edinburgh Henry has also worked in a top tier private client team in London.

Memberships

  • STEP member
  • Chair of STEP Jersey Branch
  • On a number of consultative bodies relating to Jersey’s trust industry
  • Lead editor of STEP Directory Jersey overview
  • Co-editor of chapter on Jersey as a trust jurisdiction in Butterworths LexisNexis “Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents” 2019

Education

Admitted in:

2014 – Jersey
2008 – England and Wales (non-practising)

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

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.