Ogier sponsors STEP Guernsey Lecture Series 2018/19


Ogier is sponsoring the 2018/19 STEP lecture series which begins on Monday 10 September with Carly Russell of Brecher LLP speaking about the use and occupation of UK property held in trust.


Twenty lectures are lined up over the ten-month series, focusing on topical subjects including enforcement, family investment companies and disclosure.

In the first of the series, Carly Russell, who heads up the private wealth team at Brecher LLP, will consider the use and occupation of UK realty held in trusts by beneficiaries and their co-habitees, spouses, extended family and even staff, and how trustees can protect the trust property.

Advocate Gavin Ferguson, a partner and the head of Ogier’s private client and trusts team in Guernsey, said that the firm was proud to get behind the series.

He said: “There is a large and vibrant community of private client professionals in the island, including trustees, accountants and lawyers.

“We are very pleased to be sponsoring and supporting this series – STEP is widely recognised as the preeminent international professional body for private client professionals and I am looking forward to a series of engaging talks at a time when so much is changing in the private client sphere.”

Adèle Perrot, STEP Guernsey Chair said: “I am delighted that that our 2018/19 Lecture Series will be sponsored by Ogier, a leading law firm within the Channel Islands. This sponsorship deal with Ogier will allow us to run a full lecture program which will benefit all of our members and will see the introduction of breakfast seminars which we hope will add more opportunities for our members to attend.”