For russell Clark, the head of trusts and private wealth at Carey Olsen, the ideology behind understanding all aspects of trusts and fiduciary business is simple: it’s all about understanding the client’s mindset and the driving force behind their decisions. ‘When you deal with disputes — particularly with beneficiaries – the job becomes about five per cent law and 95 per cent psychology’, Clark says. The managing partner of the firm’s Guernsey office is adept in trust matters, as well as in succession and estate planning issues. He is also expert in cross-jurisdictional matters, particularly those with a Middle Eastern and Russian bent. Clients describe Clark as ‘a pioneering lawyer… down to earth’.