Walkers' Global Private Client & Trusts Maintains High Rankings in 2022 Chambers HNW Guide

Walkers' Global Private Capital & Trusts ("PC&T") Group has had another successful year in the influential Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide for 2022 across its British Virgin Islands ("BVI") , Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey practices, with clients describing them as "excellent" in the market and with a "huge depth and breadth".

Walkers' BVI and Cayman Islands teams maintained their Band 1 rankings and Walkers is still the only offshore law firm to be ranked Band 1 in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands. Commenting on the Caribbean office, one referee notes "they have the deepest private client team in Cayman and BVI, they have an extremely well-rounded team," another testimonial goes on to say: "complexity is where the team excels because they are such a diversified group in terms of their legal focus, but they always come together as a team."

Meanwhile in the Channel Islands, Walkers' PC&T team in Guernsey maintained its ranking and were described as being "very knowledgeable and practical" with another testimonial noting that "the team has a great depth of knowledge." Jersey's team, who also maintained their ranking, were highlighted for being "technically sound, very responsive and able to deal with complex matters in an efficient manner."

The following members of the PC&T practice were highlighted by Chambers & Partners:

David Pytches, BVI & Cayman Islands, "has considerable experience advising clients on offshore trust matters. A market source explains: "He knows offshore back-to-front. He is very highly regarded by institutional clients and trustees, they view him as knowledgeable and sensible and a safe pair of hands." Another source says that "David is a very perceptive lawyer and very technically strong."

Lucy Diggle, Cayman Islands, "is well regarded for her advisory and litigation experience. A source says: "She knows her stuff and is such a hard worker. She is very diligent and the quality of her work is amazing. She is always top-notch and a pleasure to deal with." A market commentator adds: "Lucy is great. She's brilliant with clients, they really love her."

Monique Bhullar, Cayman Islands, "advises private clients on non-contentious trust matters. She is praised by several sources for her client service. "Monique is a great communicator, and provides great client service," says a commentator, and another interviewee notes: "She is very, very clever, and is very good with her clients." A market source adds: "Monique is very bright and approachable, and she has an incredibly strong grasp of technical legal matters."

Nigel Sanders, Jersey, "one of the best trust litigators in Jersey, very focused on perfection" and another source adds that he is "an absolute delight."

Rajah Abusrewil, Guernsey, "provides sound advice and is practical. She is very popular among clients and is an excellent trusts lawyer."

Robert Dobbyn, Jersey, "is an exceptional lawyer combining knowledge and a client-focussed approach. What makes Rob even more pleasant to deal with is that he is a thoroughly nice human being." Another source describes him as "a megamind and a calming presence to all around him."

Shelley White, Cayman Islands, "is well regarded for her litigation expertise and often advises on trust litigation. A source says: "She's outstanding as a litigator and trusts litigator - she is as good as they get. She is as bright as they come, and she's hard-working and personable." Another interviewee states that "she is very clever and an excellent practitioner."

Rupert Morris, Guernsey, "is an excellent trust practitioner and crosses over the boundary of trust advice and trust litigation. He is an excellent litigator with a cool head and sharp insight to the matters of importance."

Sevyn Kalsi, Jersey, "extremely technically competent, delivers on testing deadlines and is always a pleasure to work with."

David Cooney, Guernsey, "is well respected."

Rupert Morris, who leads the Guernsey Private Capital & Trusts team, said: "We are thrilled to once again receive this recognition from the Chambers HNW Guide for our team. The endorsements highlight our relationships with our clients and our lawyers' commitment to delivering the best commercial advice."

Americas partner David Pytches added: "I am very pleased to see the team maintain its premier standing for BVI and Cayman Islands trust work in this iteration of the HNW Guide. I would like to thank our clients for their continued trust in us and their kind words in the Chambers and Partners commentary."

Walkers' PC&T team spans the globe with lawyers on the ground in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, who collaborate closely with colleagues in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Because of its strategic locations, Walkers is able to consider factors such as language barriers and time zones, and address them by choosing what's most appropriate and convenient for the client. All 10 of Walkers' offices are accredited as a STEP Employer Partner, a partnership that supports the professional development of its team members in the trusts and estates industry.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
David PytchesPartnerT +1 345 814 6831 david.pytches@walkersglobal.com
Lucy DiggleSenior CounselT +1 345 914 4250lucy.diggle@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Monique BhullarPartnerT +1 345 814 6838monique.bhullar@walkersglobal.com
David PytchesPartnerT +1 345 814 6831 david.pytches@walkersglobal.com
Shelley WhitePartnerT +1 345 914 4205shelley.white@walkersglobal.com
Lucy DiggleSenior CounselT +1 345 914 4250lucy.diggle@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Rupert MorrisPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 936rupert.morris@walkersglobal.com
Rajah AbusrewilGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1481 748 945rajah.abusrewil@walkersglobal.com
David CooneyGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1481 758 958david.cooney@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Sevyn KalsiPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 775sevyn.kalsi@walkersglobal.com
Nigel SandersPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 862nigel.sanders@walkersglobal.com

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