Carey Olsen has appointed Michael McAuley as a new counsel to its litigation department in Guernsey. Born in Canada and educated there, in England and in France, McAuley’s recent offshore trust experience includes seven years at Appleby in Bermuda where he practised in all areas of contentious and non-contentious trust and pensions law.
McAuley is an internationally renowned lecturer and author on the offshore trust industry.
Carey Olsen’s head of litigation and managing partner John Greenfield, says: “We are very excited about Michael’s arrival and I am pleased that he has chosen to join Carey Olsen as the next step in his already extensive career.
“Michael is an established trust practitioner and his title “Of Counsel” is reflective of his reputable expertise in the offshore trust world where he has worked alongside leading Counsel and international law firms.
“He will make an excellent addition to Carey Olsen’s litigation practice and he will work closely with the firm’s trusts and fiduciary department."
The litigation department has expanded further with the recent appointments of associates Tabreez Ahmed and Sarah Cakebread taking the total number of lawyers on the team to 16.
The litigation team recently played a high profile role in a long-awaited Privy Council judgment on a Guernsey trust case, Hutcheson, which has overturned decisions of the Royal Court of Guernsey and Guernsey Court of Appeal. Advocate Greenfield acted for the beneficiaries and the judgment is set to have a significant impact on how trust law is interpreted in the future not only in the Channel Islands but further afield.