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Russell Clark

Partner

Russell Clark heads up the trusts and private wealth department in Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office advising on both contentious and non-contentious trust and private wealth matters. He also advises private clients on succession and estate planning.

Russell is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having previously been Chairman the STEP Guernsey Branch Technical Committee and Branch Committee member for 18 years. He remains involved in assisting the STEP Technical Committee.

He is also a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Russell is the only Guernsey practitioner to be ranked in the 'Hall of Fame' in the Legal 500 UK and as a Band One lawyer for Chambers HNW Guide for Trusts and Private Client in their latest editions.

He was named 'Lawyer of the Year - Channel Islands, Isle of Man' in 2019 and in 2020 at the Citywealth IFC awards and he has also featured in the Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite listings 2018 to 2020.

Russell is the managing partner of the firm's Guernsey office and is also a Notary Public. He advises on Guernsey, Alderney and Sark law.

Career

Russell was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales before returning to Guernsey where he qualified as an advocate in 1997. He was made partner in 2001. Russell became a Notary Public in 2006.

Russell is also a member of Carey Olsen LLP, which is the firm’s London office.

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What our clients say

Described as "Mr Private Client. He has a real depth of knowledge but also has a great manner about him so he can put people at ease. He gives you straight answers but does it in an approachable way."

Chambers and Partners HNW

Russell Clark is “excellent on trusts” say clients. “He is a true leader. He has put his stamp on trusts work and is definitely at the very top.”

Chambers UK

"He is a very accomplished lawyer and has the very rare ability to advise on the whole panoply of Guernsey law."

Chambers UK

“At the top of his game from a fiduciary perspective; clients look to him when they have particularly complex matters that need resolving."

Legal 500

“Personable, intelligent, creative and an extremely strong communicator.”

Chambers UK