Rupert Morris

Rupert Morris

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Rupert has recently been elected to the STEP Worldwide Council as the Guernsey representative. This postition is a 3 year role starting in January 2019.


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Rupert Morris is a partner and head of Walkers' Private Capital & Trusts Team in Guernsey, and has almost 15 years' practice as a private wealth specialist focusing on private client advisory and structuring work.

Rupert also has significant experience since qualifying as a Guernsey Advocate in 2010 as a contentious practitioner, appearing before the Guernsey courts at all levels, particularly in respect of applications to vary the terms of trusts.

He is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in his field in Guernsey, and has been elected by his peers as the current Guernsey representative on the STEP Worldwide Council.

Rupert is instructed by many leading fiduciaries, financial institutions, government departments and UHNW individuals in respect of all aspects of local and cross-border advisory and structuring work, impact investment, charitable structures, and regulatory matters including investigations and dawn raids.

Prior to joining Walkers in 2017 Rupert practiced as a Guernsey Advocate in the Fiduciary and Litigation departments of two leading offshore firms from 2007.

Before moving to Guernsey he was in practice as a solicitor at a leading commercial firm in the North-West of England, and worked in the City.

Admitted in:
Guernsey
England & Wales

Qualifications:
Certificat d'Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France
MA Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
PGDip Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
PGDip Law, University of Westminster, School of Law, UK
BA East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Up and Coming

Chambers HNW Guide 2019 – Ranked Lawyer
"'Praised for his experience in contentious matters. A local source reports that "he is a strong litigator with trust experience," adding that "he is good at managing the details in a case and is always on top of things."

2018 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resolution) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey 

Chambers HNW Guide 2018 – Ranked Lawyer
"'Rupert is brilliant,' enthuses one source. Others praise him as 'a thoroughly nice chap' who 'offers constructive solutions and is responsive'. 'He has a thorough understanding of this subject, he gives clear and concise advice, and he provides practical solutions'."

Citywealth Leaders List 2017 - Leading Lawyer, Contentious Trusts category - Guernsey
"Rupert is a great advocate to work with. He will consider a client’s needs and discuss the most pragmatic approach to deal with their issues while thinking outside the square to consider other options that may be available. He has a great rapport with his colleagues and competitors alike, and I would not hesitate to recommend Rupert to anyone who is seeking a referral to legal counsel."

Citywealth Leaders List 2016 - Prominent Figure, Leading Lawyers category - Guernsey

Citywealth Leaders List 2015 - Prominent Figure, Leading Lawyers category - Guernsey

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - TEP, Deputy Chair of the Guernsey Branch and STEP Worldwide Councilmember
Guernsey Association of Trustees (GAT) - Committee member (co-opted)
The Guernsey Bar
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Chancery Bar Association (overseas member)
ARIES / INSOL International
ConTrA (Contentious Trusts Association)
AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)

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