Business NewsGradu8Michael Ogilvy Watson

Michael Ogilvy Watson

Dispute Resolution Associate , Ogier

Age  29 

University attended 

University of Southampton, 

University of Amsterdam and City University, London

Course  Bachelors of Arts in History with  Honours, 

Masters of Art in History and Graduate Entry LLB

What did you want to be when you were 8 years old? 


Favourite way to relax 

Reading classical fiction and history

Favourite place to eat in Jersey

Casa Paco

Favourite possession

Paddle board

What made you choose to work for Ogier? 

My belief (now confirmed) that Ogier is one of the 

best firms in Jersey to work for.

What professional training have you done? 

BPTC, LPC and training contract.

How does Ogier look after its people? 

By having a culture that encourages employees to 

develop professionally and personally.

What do you do on an average day? 

Draft pleadings, research, prepare memoranda 

of advice for clients, matter management and 

organising team socials.

What is your next step? 

To become a Jersey Advocate.

What advice would you give yourself as a graduate 

considering the experience you have now? 

Stay persistent and open-minded.

About OGIER 

Ogier is an international professional services firm with the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost effective services. We have three divisions: Legal: practical advice on a unique combination of six laws: BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg. Corporate and Fiduciary: integrated legal and corporate administration services. Consulting: independent, proactive guidance across sustainable investing, regulatory compliance and tech. Covering the Asian, European and US timezones, our network of locations also includes Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.


Contact Harriett Barnes, Group Resourcing and Onboarding Manager 

at or 01534 514019

44 Esplanade. St Helier, Jersey, JE4 9WG

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