Simcocks Ranks Top in Chambers HNW 2023

25 July 2023

Simcocks Advocates is proud to announce that it has once again received exceptional rankings from Chambers & Partners in its 2023 High Net Worth guide, which awarded the firm a Band 1 ranking.  Simcocks is the only Island practice to rank in Band 1 in this guide, and has the most recommended advocates within the jurisdiction, with two of the Private Client team receiving Recommended Lawyer status.

Simcocks has been ranked in the highest category under Offshore Trusts with a special mention to advocates Phil Games and Kevin O’Loughlin. The independent directory includes the following feedback on the company:

"I know that they have good private client advisory experience and trust law experience."

"They have excellent knowledge and experience in trust-related matters."

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with Band 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Simcocks has a dedicated Trusts team for both non-contentious and contentious matters, acting for both corporates and private clients. The team work on the creation, administration and restructuring of trusts and foundations, advising a mixture of corporate trustees, high net worth families and individuals. They also liaise with the firm’s litigation department on contentious matters relating to trusts.

CEO Phil Games, who is head of the Private Client team at Simcocks, received a Band 1 ranking, and is well respected for his private client practice. One Chambers source says:

"Phil is pragmatic and very easy to work with. He produces innovative solutions from his vast experience of dealing with many different types of private client matters."

Kevin O’Loughlin received a ‘star’ ranking, given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. A Chambers source has commented:

"Kevin is a very good technical trusts lawyer."

Phil Games said:

“We’re delighted to have the privilege of being ranked in this prestigious directory once again.  Our Private Client team works hard to provide a high level of service, detailed technical knowledge and practical advice.  Ranking as Top Tier in Chambers & Partners is a great recommendation to those searching for quality legal advice, so we appreciate the honour.”