Richard Laignel, Managing Associate in Ogier's Private Wealth team in Jersey, was named Senior/Managing Associate of the Year – IFC (Gold) at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards last night. This is the latest national accolade for Richard, who was named one of the UK's top 35 under 35 private client practitioners by eprivateclient in September.
Richard's entry focussed on his exceptional technical knowledge and expertise, his industry experience working on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters, his leadership and development of trainee solicitors and junior associates, his contribution to the success of the business, and his contribution to the wider community.
Independent client feedback in the entry stated that "Richard delivers on all counts" and described him as "very personable and professional, he makes complex matters simpler and more understandable".
Richard was recently promoted to Managing Associate.
Global Head of Private Wealth James Campbell said: "Richard is a highly valued member of the private wealth team. Since joining Ogier two years ago he has made a strong impression on clients and colleagues with the quality of his work and the diligence of his approach. He embodies the Ogier brand ethos of constantly looking for the most effective way of doing things, and always brings a fresh approach to the matters he works on.
"His technical expertise is excellent and complemented by his relationship management skills and commercial approach, all invaluable traits for a practitioner in a competitive market. He is definitely a future leader of the private client industry and I'm delighted this has been recognised with the Citywealth Future Leaders award."