Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
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.
Rupert is a partner and heads up the Private Capital & Trusts Team in Guernsey. Rupert qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2010 and specialises in all forms of trust and private client work. He is instructed by many leading fiduciaries, financial institutions, Government Departments and UHNW individuals in respect of all aspects of local and cross-border:
Admitted in:GuernseyEngland & WalesQualifications:Certificat d'Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France MA Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UKPGDip Legal Practice, University of Westminster, School of Law, UKPGDip Law, University of Westminster, School of Law, UKBA East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
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 CouncilmemberGuernsey Association of Trustees (GAT) - Committee member (co-opted)The Guernsey BarThe Law Society of England & WalesThe Chancery Bar Association (overseas member)ARIES / INSOL InternationalConTrA (Contentious Trusts Association)AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
"Rupert is brilliant. He has a thorough understanding of this subject, he gives clear and concise advice, and he provides practical solutions"
Chambers HNW 2018