Mr Rupert Morris > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
12-14 NEW STREET
ST PETER PORT
GY1 2PF
Guernsey

Work Department

Private Capital & Trusts

Position

Rupert Morris is a partner and head of Walkers’ Private Capital and Trusts Team in the Channel Islands.  Based in Guernsey he has almost 15 years’ practice as a private wealth specialist focusing on private client advisory and structuring work.

Rupert also has significant experience since qualifying as a Guernsey Advocate in 2010 as a contentious practitioner, appearing before the Guernsey courts at all levels, particularly in respect of Beddoe, Public Trustee v Cooper and Saunders v Vautier applications as well as applications to vary the terms of trusts.

He is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in his field in Guernsey, sits on the STEP Worldwide Council and is the Chair of STEP’s Guernsey branch.

Rupert is instructed by many leading fiduciaries, financial institutions, government departments and UHNW individuals in respect of all aspects of local and cross-border advisory and structuring work, impact investment, charitable structures, and regulatory matters including investigations and dawn raids.

Career

Prior to joining Walkers in 2017 Rupert practiced as a Guernsey Advocate in the Fiduciary and Litigation departments of two leading offshore firms from 2007.

Before moving to Guernsey he was in practice as a solicitor at a leading commercial firm in the North-West of England, and worked in the City.

Languages

English

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – TEP and Deputy Chair of the Guernsey Branch
Guernsey Association of Trustees (GAT) – Committee member (co-opted)
The Guernsey Bar
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Chancery Bar Association (overseas member)
ARIES / INSOL International
ConTrA (Contentious Trusts Association)
AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)

Education

Admitted in:
Guernsey
England & Wales

Qualifications:
Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France
MA Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
PGDip Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
PGDip Law, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
BA East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Rupert MorrisWalkers

Walkers receives private capital and trusts engagements pertaining to the establishment, operation and succession of family offices, employee benefit trusts and foundations from a diverse client portfolio. Co-head Rajah Abusrewil (who is singled out as ‘an excellent trust lawyer, giving timely and commercial advice‘) sources a high volume of clients from the Middle East; Sharia-compliant investment work is among her areas of expertise. Co-head Rupert Morris maintains a roster of high-wealth clients from the wider APAC region, while associate Nitrisha Doorasamy is a fiduciary specialist with a focus on South Africa.