Legal Directory & Hommes D'Affaires

Spears 2019

ELAINE AARON

WITHERS

Few understand the world of the City and the big hitters that occupy it quite as well as Elaine Aarons, one of the ‘founding mothers’ of her field. More than 95 per cent of her clientele are senior executives from… Read More

SIMON AITKEN

GAUNTLET

Company director Simon Aitken is responsible for developing business within Gauntlet, and has a wealth of experience in advising UK domiciled and non-domiciled families with complex insurance requirements. The broker not only specialises in fine town and country houses, fine… Read More

DAVID ARCHER

PITMANS

Litigation specialist David Archer is the personal go-to for a wide range of corporate, UHNW and international clients. In the past year, he has been involved in a wide range of matters including crypto currency and regulatory crime as well… Read More

MARGARET ARGENT

MARSH

Margaret Argent runs Marsh’s private client arm, which insures a diverse range of assets, from ‘properties at home and overseas’ to ‘bloodstock and yachts’. The global insurance brand provides a concierge-style service for those whose financial risks are growing alongside… Read More

CHARLES AVENS

DRUCES

Charles Avens is a senior associate in the employment and business immigration team at Druces, a Citybased law firm with over 250 years’ experience advising public and privately-owned businesses and wealthy individuals, as well as banks and other financial institutions,… Read More

MAUNG AYE

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

Maung Aye joined Mackrell Turner Garrett in 2011 and became a partner in the corporate and commercial team in 2015. Since qualifying, Aye has specialised in corporate law, primarily company and business acquisitions and disposals, often involving an international dimension…. Read More

SOPHIE BARRETT-BROWN

LAURA DEVINE SOLICITORS

Industry commentators are full of praise for Sophie Barrett- Brown, an ‘energetic powerhouse’ whose ‘knowledge of the points-based system is second to none’. A prolific speaker and commentator on immigration law, she is also recognised for her ‘innovative outlook’ in… Read More

PHILIP BARTH

WITHERS

Immigration head Philip Barth advises a range of HNWs, wealth managers and family offices on complex immigration issues. He is never one to cut corners. ‘We’re almost like an imprimatur of quality and non-avoidance,’ he says. Formerly a corporate lawyer,… Read More

JOHN BELL

CAZENOVE CAPITAL

We have an ongoing dialogue with the families and businesses that we look after,’ says Guernsey-based John Bell. ‘Our service is best described as “high touch” – we are able to advise and guide our clients on a timely basis.’… Read More

CHRIS BENTLEY

AXA ART

AXA’s director of underwriting for Northern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Chris Bentley joined the firm in 2012 from his previous role as fine art underwriter at Hiscox. The occasional weird and wonderful request brightens his day – he… Read More

CORA BINCHY

STONEHAGE FLEMING

Cora Binchy, Partner and Stonehage Fleming’s Jersey-based UHNW specialist and trustee advises families on wealth planning, succession and governance. ‘You can only survive in such a complex environment with proper, rigorous governance. It is a huge responsibility to manage large… Read More

COLIN BIRD

MAITLAND

‘The pace of change in the offshore environment is relentless, but has created both challenges and opportunities,’ says Colin Bird, partner at Maitland. Bird is recognised in the Isle of Man for his work with private clients, including trusts, complex… Read More

KATHRYN BRADBURY

PAYNE HICKS BEACH

‘Immigration is not an easy specialism,’ says Kathryn Bradbury, head of citizenship & immigration at Payne Hicks Beach. ‘It’s highly politicised and constantly changing. You have to keep on top of changes and make sure that information is distilled for… Read More

GARETH BRAHAMS

BRAHAMS DUTT BADRICK FRENCH

Managing partner Gareth Brahams is a well-respected employment practitioner known to serve ‘the brightest and the best’ in their time of need. Despite having seen a slight downturn in the employment landscape shortly after the EU referendum, enquiries have ‘roared… Read More

ROSALYN BREEDY

WEDLAKE BELL

From joint ventures in China and advice on cross-border financial regulation to UK company acquisitions and succession planning, Ros Breedy is a trusted adviser to high-net-worth entrepreneurs and financial services heavyweights. This year, she has been focused on the implementation… Read More

ROBERT BROWN

CORKER BINNING

According to an observer, Robert Brown remains ‘one of the major players in this field’. Brown has recently shifted focus away from corporates to individuals: ‘Clientele remains predominantly London based, still with a large number of Russian nationals,’ he says…. Read More

LENNOX BUNTING

ZURICH

HNWs are prospering in the insurance space, Lennox Bunting says, despite the industry being ‘more competitive than ever’. Zurich is growing its private client base accordingly, with a recent acquisition turning it into one of the biggest players in the… Read More

MICHAEL BURD

LEWIS SILKIN

Michael Burd is ‘one of the best practitioners of employment law I have seen,’ says one contemporary, and an established name in the field in his own right. Known for his negotiation savvy and ability to impart difficult advice with… Read More

IAN BURTON

BCL SOLICITORS LLP

Over his extensive legal career spanning nearly 50 years, there are few prominent criminal cases that Ian Burton has not advised on. His client list reads like a who’s who of the business, sports, entertainment and political worlds, not only… Read More

ANGELA CALNAN

COLLAS CRILL

‘People say: “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”,’ says the head of Collas Crill’s multi-award winning fiduciary team, Angela Calnan. ‘That’s true for me – I really love what I do and… Read More

ROSE CAREY

CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS

Taking part in consultations with senior staff at the Home Office and discussing policy matters, Rose Carey is Charles Russell Speechlys’ expert when it comes to HNWs dealing with their business and personal immigration matters. It has been a busy… Read More

RUSSELL CLARK

CAREY OLSEN

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…. Read More

JULIE COLLINS

EFG WEALTH SOLUTIONS

Julie Collins, Executive Director at EFG Wealth Solutions in Jersey, has taken up the position of Managing Director of EFG Trust Company Limited, EFG’s private client trust and corporate division. She vacated this role a decade ago to concentrate on… Read More

EUAN DANGERFIELD

CAZENOVE CAPITAL

Euan Dangerfield is a client director at Cazenove Capital. His primary responsibility is to work with trustees and private clients to understand their needs and deliver solutions that exactly meet their objectives. Over the last 25 years he has built… Read More

LYUDMYLA DAVIES

PWC

Lyudmyla Davies leads the private client and private business immigration team at PwC. With over 13 years’ experience, her work covers investors, entrepreneurs, complex nationality applications, economic citizenship, rights under European law and family-related immigration. She also advises on immigration… Read More

NICK DAVIS

MISHCON DE REYA

Mishcon de Reya’s head of corporate Nick Davis has an expert knowledge of M&A, reorganisation, business law and restructuring. He works with both budding HNW entrepreneurs and global corporations across sectors including finance, technology and property, with a particular reputation… Read More

WILLIAM DAWSON

FARRER & CO

An intellectually curious individual who thrives on ‘difficult and sensitive people issues’, William Dawson advises HNWs, big-name firms, senior leaders and their highflying employees on ‘anything complex’: from ‘tricky’ discrimination claims to whistleblowers. He also acts on regulatory issues, contracts,… Read More

LAURA DEVINE

LAURA DEVINE SOLICITORS

Depending on whom you talk to, Laura Devine is recognised either as Who’s Who Legal’s highestrated UK immigration lawyer and ‘the best’ in her field or ‘Queen of the ritzy’ (The Times). But there’s a consensus that she is a… Read More

NED EL-IMAD

MISHCON DE REYA

‘If someone is extremely wealthy and they’ve got assets around the world, it’s a full time job to manage them,’ says Ned El-Imad, a consultant at Mishcon de Reya. ‘That’s what we do.’ El-Imad’s team advise on everything from and… Read More

DAVID FOSTER

ASTON LARK

Very few can boast of protecting ‘100 out of the remaining 600 Stradivarius instruments left in the world’: but David Foster, managing director of the niche private client insurance provider, certainly can. Lark provided cover for a £1.2 million Stradivarius… Read More

RICHARD FOX

KINGSLEY KNAPLEY

Kingsley Napley’s employment practice head Richard Fox is a sage adviser to some of the top minds in the world of finance. The variety of cases and ‘constantly evolving’ nature of the employment law landscape is what makes the seasoned… Read More

ROGER GHERSON

GHERSON

Gherson’s eponymous founding partner Roger Gherson is undoubtedly a leading figure in this area, with specialisms in immigration tribunals, High Court judicial reviews, and cases at the European Court of Human Rights. Commercial, property, tax and litigation law are also… Read More

SARAH GOGAN

FLADGATE

With a background in human rights law, Sarah Gogan cites skills such as ‘thinking outside the box, tenacity and plugging away’ as significant aids to her work as an immigration lawyer. Gogan has more than 17 years’ experience of advising… Read More

JONATHAN GOLDEN

GOLDEN LEAVER

Jonathan Golden, co-founder of Golden Leaver, advises on all areas of employment law, specialising in negotiating contracts and termination packages for leading individuals, particularly in the financial services, telecoms and technology sectors. The Berkeley philosophy graduate has some decidedly colourful… Read More

Charles Green

CHARLES GREEN

BISHOP & SEWELL

Charles Green works exclusively in Private and Business Immigration Law. He heads the Immigration Department at Bishop & Sewell LLP and has worked in these areas of immigration since 2005. He is passionate about the areas of law he practices… Read More

FILIPPO GUERRINI-MARALDI

HOWDEN

‘Being in the field of fine art has to be the most fascinating aspect of property insurance,’ says Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi. ‘You are surrounded by beautiful works of art of high value generally owned by interesting characters.’ His enthusiasm for his… Read More

CHARLES HAMILTON-STUBBER

LOCKTON PRIVATE CLIENTS

Charles Hamilton-Stubber joined Lockton Private Clients in 2018. Drawing on 34 years of industry experience, he is principally involved in structuring, negotiating and providing new, innovative insurance propositions to family offices, individuals and the wealth management sector’s clients. ‘As the… Read More

MARK HASLAM

BCL SOLICITORS LLP

The ‘exceptional’ Mark Haslam maintains a busy practice of criminal defence work that comes from assured reputation and years of experience. Haslam advises and represents clients in a range of criminal cases including fraud and business crime litigation, HMRC investigations,… Read More

MICHAEL HEYWORTH

TRUST CORPORATION

Michael Heyworth, director and one of the four founders at Trust Corporation International, is a name to know for complex trust issues. He is the lead director for a number of family office relationships, investors in private equity, property and… Read More

CLIVE HOPEWELL

BIRD & BIRD

Clive Hopewell joined Bird & Bird in 2017 after more than 20 years at Charles Russell (now Charles Russell Speechlys). He’s delighted with the move, which has kept him very busy: ‘With 28 offices around the world, the firm provides… Read More

CLIVE HOWARD

SLATER AND GORDON

It’s almost enough to point out that Clive Howard advised Paul Moore, the famous HBOS whistleblower, in his legal battle with the high street giant – one which saw the bank settle, and ultimately led to interventions from the then… Read More

ANTHONY INDAIMO

WITHERS

Anthony Indaimo is a leading business lawyer with Withers, working with high-profile entrepreneurs and General Counsel at enterprises around the world. ‘I’m interested in people and understanding their motivation to succeed,’ he says. Highlights include leading Spanish media group, Imagina… Read More

ROBERT JAPPIE

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

Robert Jappie is head of the crime and regulatory department at Mackrell Turner Garrett. Together with his team, he handles all types of criminal matters, including general and complex crime, business crime and serious fraud. Jappie also has significant experience… Read More

Michael Kashis

MICHAEL KASHIS

BISHOP & SEWELL

A one-handed lawyer who will jump in the hole with his clients and show them the way out, Michael Kashis joined Bishop & Sewell LLP and turned its Company Commercial department around four years ago fresh from completing an MBA…. Read More

KEVIN LEMASNEY

LOCATE JERSEY

Locate Jersey’s director of High Value Residency, Kevin Lemasney says priorities remain constant for his HNW clients: ‘Quality of life, quality of business environment and stability’. Lemasney helps those looking to relocate to Jersey – a single point of contact… Read More

ADAM LEVIN

DECHERT

Adam Levin is a partner in the London office of leading global law firm Dechert. He has an unusually broad practice, covering high-end corporate deals as well as acting as a ‘consigliere’ or trusted legal adviser, to UHNWs. ‘Unlike many… Read More

WYN LEWIS

GOLDEN LEAVER

‘No day is ever the same,’ says Wyn Lewis. ‘Few areas have so much potential to get into the papers. I get to hear stories that would make your hair stand on end – but I can rarely repeat them.’… Read More

STEVE MANKLOW

ROTHSCHILD WEALTH MANAGEMENT

‘Our core strength is building portfolios focused on preserving our clients’ wealth for decades to come,’ says assistant director Steve Manklow. This means keeping ahead of inflation, to maintain and increase our clients’ purchasing power in the real world, he… Read More

JANE MANN

FOX WILLIAMS

‘Judgement and perspective’ make a top lawyer, says Jane Mann, head of the employment group at city law firm Fox Williams. Having joined soon after the firm’s founding 30 years ago, Mann is highly experienced, representing senior executives, and employers,… Read More

DONNA MARTIN

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

A partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett specialising in employment and business immigration law, Donna Martin advises both individuals and businesses on every aspect of the employment relationship. On the employee side this can include advising on potential unfair dismissals, discrimination… Read More

CHARLES MARTIN

MACFARLANES

Coming to the end of his stint as senior partner which began in 2008, Charles Martin advises corporate and private clients from around the world on corporate and governance issues. This can be anything from executing a large transaction to… Read More

JURGA MCCLUSKEY

DELOITTE

‘High net worth individuals are usually cash rich, but time poor, so they are very keen to have the right strategy as to how they can move around the world, while looking after their business affairs without too many complications,’… Read More

ANTHONY MICHAEL

DELOITTE

London-born Anthony Michael is a director at Deloitte’s immigration team. Led by the award-winning lawyer and head of immigration, Jurga McCluskey, Michael says that Deloitte’s team is ‘one of the largest immigration teams in the world’. Formerly at PwC’s legal… Read More

ALEC MOORE

WEATHERBYS HAMILTON

The strongest growth for Weatherbys Hamilton continues to be seen in the private client sector, with an increased stream of referrals from solicitors, buying agents and land agents. Alec Moore’s mainly HNW clientele trust the firm because of its independence…. Read More

CLARE MURRAY

CM MURRAY

A key player in City financial services disputes, Clare Murray has an ‘unparalleled’ reputation within the claimant area of employment law. The partner is a tactical striker who specialises in advising very senior executives across the full range of employment… Read More

DANIEL NAFTALIN

MISHCON DE REYA

Mishcon partner and head of employment Daniel Naftalin says Mishcon has been ‘at the forefront’ of efforts to clarify the law on worker status, with particular emphasis on the ‘gig economy’. Naftalin’s work varies from the High Court and Employment… Read More

JULIA ONSLOW-COLE

PWC

Partner and head of global immigration at PwC, Julia Onslow-Cole continues to lead the discussions surrounding this increasingly politicised area of the law. Recent appointments have been to the SHRM Immigration Speciality Panel and to the board of the London… Read More

CLARE PARDY

HALLETT INDEPENDENT

Clare Pardy joined Hallett Independent in 2016 to help develop its book of art dealers, collectors, museums and historic houses. Combining a knowledge of art, antiques and architecture with over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry – plus invaluable… Read More

Jim Parker

JIM PARKER

BUTTERFIELD BANK

‘Before joining Butterfield Bank, much of my prior experience had been based on the assumption that asset gathering was the name of the game,’ says Jim Parker. ‘If you look at the shape of our business today, the asset mix… Read More

STEPHEN PARKINSON

KINGSLEY NAPLEY

Kingsley Napley senior partner Stephen Parkinson has a simple philosophy: ‘To limit the damage caused by the investigation, both in terms of its outcome and in terms of its consequences for clients’ reputations.’ In the last few years, he has… Read More

SANDRA PAUL

KINGSLEY NAPLEY

Sandra Paul’s clients describe her as ‘a delight to work with, as she is always exceptionally well prepared’. She’s the go-to for those finding themselves in the #MeToo spotlight or facing ‘sextortion’. Her career, Paul says, is ‘the gift that… Read More

KEITH PROVINS

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

Head of the corporate and commercial department at Mackrell Turner Garett’s London office, Keith Provins is responsible for the development of the department, client development and for the services provided. He works actively work on client matters for a broad… Read More

PAUL PYBUS

PRICE BAILEY

Paul Pybus is a name in the market, having established the first fiduciary wealth solutions office for Price Bailey in 2010 in Guernsey. With a vast amount of experience in multiple sectors including insurance, tax planning, trusts, company administration and… Read More

KAMAL RAHMAN

MISHCON DE REYA

‘Our mantra is, “It’s business. But it’s personal”. This is centred on our desire to give our clients the highest levels of holistic personal service.’ Kamal Rahman, partner and head of Mishcon de Reya’s immigration group, advises some of the… Read More

JOHN RIMMER

ADVOCATE JOHN RIMMER

Private client lawyer John Rimmer established Advocate John Rimmer after 23 years in practice. It has grown from a niche private practice to tripling turnovers since its first year of business. The firm’s services include estate planning, wealth preservation and… Read More

NIGEL ROWLEY

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

While many of Nigel Rowley’s contemporaries may bemoan Brexit, the Managing Partner and Joint Head of Litigation chooses to maintain a positive outlook : ‘I believe that the outcome of Brexit will be a good thing. We certainly haven’t seen… Read More

NIGEL ROWLEY

MACKRELL TURNER GARRETT

While many of Nigel Rowley’s contemporaries may bemoan Brexit, the Managing Partner and Joint Head of Litigation chooses to maintain a positive outlook : ‘I believe that the outcome of Brexit will be a good thing. We certainly haven’t seen… Read More

IAN RYAN

HOWARD KENNEDY

Ian Ryan’s practice centres on instructions from professionals, celebrities, sportspeople and company directors. Representing Keith Vaz in the investigation arising out of the Sunday Mirror sting, he persuaded the police to close the investigation. Ryan, who founded Howard Kennedy’s criminal… Read More

Nir Sadeh

NIR SADEH

BUTTERFIELD BANK

Nir Sadeh sees the current international political climate – shaken by Brexit, trade wars and conflict – increasing demand for offshore wealth management services. ‘Due to the current geopolitical climate, we are seeing an increase in interest from clients who… Read More

MERIEL SCHINDLER

WITHERS

Pre-Brexit uncertainty has thrown up a range of ‘challenging issues’ for Meriel Schindler, Withers’ employment head. ‘It’s been everything from “Which country shall I move my company to”, to “Help, I have just been invited to a disciplinary meeting!”’ she… Read More

OLIVER SCOTT

WILLIS PRIVATE CLIENTS

HNWs reach out to Oliver Scott’s specialist team of experts when the value of their assets becomes ‘a bit higher than average’. With the exclusive aim of protecting your most precious and valued possessions – whether it be a painting,… Read More

DAVID SLEIGHT

KINGSLEY NAPLEY

David Sleight is commended for his client skills, legal knowledge and an ability to ‘immediately put everyone in the case at ease’. It’s a rare talent in a world fraught with criminal matters – from general crime to complex white… Read More

DAVID SMELLIE

FARRER & CO

The nature of remuneration is changing, with big PLCs drafting agreements that are ‘ever more complex and conditional’, says Farrer employment head David Smellie – and it’s driving senior executives away from big establishments, he notes. ‘If anything, the trend… Read More

PHIL SMITH

SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON

Poached by Simons Muirhead & Burton in January 2018, Phil Smith now serves as joint-head of the criminal and regulatory department. He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 going on to create the private client department at Tuckers, where he… Read More

FRANCIS SNODING

LTS TAX LIMITED

‘The demand for tax advice is becoming greater as tax legislation becomes more complex,’ says Francis Snoding, managing director at LTS Tax Limited. As a chartered tax adviser, he has specialist knowledge across a wide range of international taxation for… Read More

JONATHAN SPECK

MOURANT OZANNES

Jonathan Speck, a partner at leading international law firm Mourant Ozannes in Jersey, is recognised as a respectful litigator and specialises in commercial litigation involving contentious and non-contentious trusts. Speck and his team are particularly proactive in seeking to minimise… Read More

TIM SPILLANE

STEWARTS

‘We have an outstanding reputation in the financial and professional services sector. We have an excellent knowledge of how the City works,’ says Stewarts partner and employment head Tim Spillane. An adviser to senior individuals and businesses on employment, partnership,… Read More

BRIAN SPIRO

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

Brian Spiro has settled in at Herbert Smith Freehills after moving from BCL. ‘During the last year, much of my time has been spent representing individuals and companies in the financial sector who have been caught up in… the Libor,… Read More

ALISON STANLEY

BINDMANS

Alison Stanley is a lawyer so specialised in her field that she’s been ranked as the only ‘star individual’ for personal immigration since 2008, by a recognised legal guide. It’s a landscape full of personal stories, HNWs wanting to bring… Read More

MARK STEPHENS

HOWARD KENNEDY

‘I’ve always been intellectually curious,’ says Mark Stephens, partner at Howard Kennedy and head of its media law and regulatory team. His expertise on reputation issues ‘came about through representing a lot of journalists who were being sued’, which led… Read More

HAIDéE STEPHENS

LOUVRE GROUP

The managing director of Louvre Group Haidée Stephens is optimistic about the future of the firm: ‘Our independence and international presence have proven to be growth drivers,’ she says. The Guernseybased group is a privately-owned international organisation dedicated to offshore… Read More

BARRY TUCKER

TUCKERS SOLICITORS

Barry Tucker is the managing partner of specialist criminal law firm Tuckers, which he founded in 1980. He tells Spear’s that his aim was to provide 24-hour, 365-day legal advice and assistance to clients facing criminal allegations. It is now… Read More

ANA VENTURA

STONEHAGE FLEMING

Ana Ventura is pleased with the progress the Jersey office has made over the last year, citing a number of good appointments that have been made in the office: ‘The hires we’ve made over the last six to eight months… Read More