Jonathan Hughes

Head of Property Law Group and Head of Local Legal Services
+44 1534 514336

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan is Ogier's Global Strategy Partner as well as Head of Ogier's Local Legal Services. As a trusted client adviser, he also holds a number of Directorships on Private Wealth and Real Estate company boards.

As Global Strategy Partner Jonathan works closely with Ogier's Executive Board in the formulation and implementation of strategy across Ogier's global platform. As Head of Local Legal Services Jonathan has responsibility for the provision of local legal services within Ogier's home jurisdictions.

Jonathan's personal practice covers:

  • Offshore relocations for UHNWI, HNWI and Family Offices
  • Offshore relocations for businesses and corporates
  • Property Rich M&A transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Directorships on Private Wealth and Real Estate company boards

Jonathan's Local Legal Services role sees him taking responsibility for local legal services within Ogier's home jurisdictions including:

  • Private Client
  • Business and commercial law
  • Competition law
  • Employment law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property and construction law
  • Planning and environmental law
  • Regulatory law
  • Wills, probate and estate planning

Jonathan is recognised as one of the leading legal advisers to the high net worth community and he works closely with Ogier's private client and trust teams in providing responsive, professional and discreet first class services.

Jonathan holds an LLM Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law and an LLB (Hons) degree in law. He is a Jersey Advocate and before joining Ogier in 2007 qualified as an English Solicitor and an Australian Solicitor having worked for a number of years in both London and Sydney at a top tier global law firm.


Admitted in:
2011 - Advocate, Jersey, Channel Islands
2005 - Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
2000 - Solicitor, England and Wales



"Jonathan has excellent interpersonal skills and he and his team provide an excellent service to our clients. In today’s fast paced world clients expect efficient and timely service and this they get from Jonathan every time."

Citywealth Leaders List 2019


"Very responsive, extremely co-operative and very experienced in his field."

Chambers UK 2019


"A very knowledgeable problem solver."

Chambers UK 2018


"Makes clients feel confident they will achieve the right outcome."

Legal 500 UK 2017


"Dynamic and charismatic.... he offers a wealth of knowledge in development and financing matters."

Chambers UK 2017


"High Net Worth Families relocating to Jersey require top class service provision from local professionals and Jonathan Hughes has always impressed. Those who have used Jonathan and his team have always received the highest level of care and advice and they have recommended the team to new incoming families."

Citywealth Leaders List 2017


Commended for 'going the extra mile' for clients.

Chambers UK 2017


"Very approachable and vastly knowledgeable."

Legal 500 2016


"clever and articulate"

Legal 500 2015


"one of the island’s best property lawyers"

Legal 500 2014

"Excellent service by Jonathan Hughes and his team, it was a tricky transaction dealt with efficiently and with full progress updates."
Client testimonial

"his customer service is excellent"
Legal 500 2013

"impressively charismatic"
Chambers Europe 2013

"An all-round excellent lawyer. He is strong commercially and technically - I found him very impressive"
Chambers Europe 2012