Four to new Ogier ‘Counsel’ role

Ogier, the Jersey-based international law firm, has named four senior lawyers to a new role of “Counsel”, reflecting what it said is “their technical expertise and leadership of a distinct area of legal practice”.

The four – all based in Jersey – include Michael Little, who leads the firm’s Channel Islands employment law team; Ogier private client expert Katherine Neal; and Nicola Roberts, (pictured below), a Jersey- and BVI-qualified commercial and trust litigation specialist.

The fourth to be given the new role of Counsel is Alex Horsbrugh-Porter, who recently joined Ogier’s Guernsey dispute resolution team. Horsbrugh-Porter is a Cayman Islands- and Guernsey-qualified lawyer, and a UK-licensed insolvency practitioner.

Ogier’s global senior partner Steve Meiklejohn said the new Counsel role was “a statement of our confidence in them, their skills and their leadership in guiding and leading teams in their particular fields”.

Separately, Ogier also announced the recruitment of investment funds specialist Emily Haithwaite to its Jersey team, and the promotion of private equity lawyer Laurent Thailly to the role of partnership in its Luxembourg office.

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