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Russell Clark


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

Russell is a member of ACTAPS, STEP and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

He was named "Lawyer of the Year - Channel Islands, Isle of Man" in 2019 and in 2020 at the Citywealth IFC awards. He also features as one of the world’s top 25 pre-eminent trusts and estates legal practitioners as part of the ‘Best of the Best’ Expert Guide each year since 2011. He is ranked as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories for trusts and private wealth in Guernsey and was recognised in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite listings 2019.

Russell is the managing partner of the firm's Guernsey office and is also a Notary Public.

Russell advises on Guernsey, Alderney and Sark law.


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