Senior Associate hire in Walkers' growing Guernsey Private Capital & Trusts team

Walkers' has further strengthened its Channel Islands Private Capital & Trusts team with the arrival of senior associate Aaron Sanders.

Aaron practised onshore with the highly ranked contentious private client team of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP for four years, and is a STEP affiliate.

Aaron joins the team led by partner Rupert Morris and group partners Rajah Abusrewil and David Cooney, and has a mixed contentious and non-contentious practice, advising on wealth structuring and on cross-border disputes and court applications in relation to probate and private wealth.

He advises on matters relating to international HNW families including wealth planning, advising trustees and beneficiaries on breach of trust and trustee removal applications and seeking court blessing for momentous decisions.

Partner Rupert Morris, who heads Walkers' Channel Islands Private Capital & Trusts team, said: "Aaron's onshore experience on both the contentious and non-contentious sides adds further expertise to our Tier 1 team as we continue to grow our practice in the Channel Islands.

"Our team continues to see a growing volume of instructions, both from trustees and from HNWIs – and we look forward to making further announcements about further new joiners in due course."

Walkers' Private Capital & Trusts team in the Channel Islands advises on the laws of Guernsey, Jersey, Bermuda, BVI and Cayman, offering a jurisdiction-agnostic service to clients.

Last year, Walkers' Channel Islands offices saw 33 new joiners and 16 promotions – the growth has led to the firm's Guernsey team moving to new, larger premises.

Fraser Hern, the head of Walkers' Channel Islands business, added: "The unique cross-jurisdiction positioning of our Private Capital & Trusts group is resonating with clients and intermediaries in the local and international markets.

"We continue to build out the team in line with our strategic growth objectives, and we are delighted to welcome Aaron aboard."

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Rupert MorrisPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748
Aaron SandersSenior AssociateT +44 (0) 1481 758

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