Guernsey trust law expert and Advocate Matt Guthrie has joined Ogier as a partner to lead the firm's rapidly expanding Private Wealth practice in Guernsey.

Matt joins the 'sharp, to the point, responsive' team (Legal 500 2021), working alongside partners Gavin Ferguson, Marcus Leese and Catherine Moore together with counsel Chris Hards.

Described by clients as currently the best non-contentious trust lawyer in Guernsey, Matt is recognised as an expert on Guernsey trust law and is an experienced Guernsey advocate who specialises in advising high net worth families in relation to their inheritance and wealth planning.

Gavin Ferguson said: "Matt is the second senior arrival in the Guernsey Private Wealth team in as many months - at a time of significant change in the market, we are thrilled to continue to grow to meet client demand. I am delighted to be handing over the managerial reins of this excellent team to Matt, whilst I focus on personal fiduciary matters".

Global head of Private Wealth James Campbell said: "We are delighted to welcome Matt to the team at a time of significant growth in our Guernsey offering. Matt brings with him considerable experience and an impressive reputation in both the local and international Private Wealth market. We look forward to working alongside him."