Private wealth specialist Richard Laignel has been promoted to managing associate and corporate and finance lawyer Laura Malpass has been promoted to senior associate.

Richard was recently named for the second year as one of eprivateclient's Top 35 under 35 in the Channel Islands. He advises a wide range of professional trustees, intermediaries, family offices and private clients on the establishment, operation and restructuring of trusts and the establishment of private trust company structures.

Richard, who is also a key member of Ogier's Employee Incentives and Pensions team, recently made a presentation for Ogier's Trust Advisory Group to Jersey service providers on the impact of the new substance legislation on Jersey companies and specifically its impact on private wealth structures.

Head of Private Wealth at Ogier James Campbell said: "Among both clients and colleagues Richard is known for his calm and organised approach to his work, together with his high technical ability. We are delighted to recognise Richard's achievements in this promotion."

In 2017, the year he was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey, Richard was awarded the prize for the highest mark in the Trusts Law paper of the Jersey law exams.

Laura advises on Jersey and BVI law matters from the firm's Jersey office, and has experience in private practice roles in the City, Jersey and BVI, as well as in-house roles and secondments in the banking, energy and logistics sectors.

Advocate Simon Dinning, Ogier's Global Head of Corporate, said: "Laura's broad range of experience makes her an essential part of our team advising on both corporate and finance matters.

"Her previous experience at City firms means that she understands both the onshore and offshore elements of the transactions that we advise on, and we know from feedback that clients value that professional perspective."

Laura is a member of Ogier's BVI Europe team, which provides clients with BVI legal support from the European time zone.