Jonathan Hughes

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

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes is a Group Partner at Ogier based in Jersey.  He is Head of the Local Legal Services team and Partner in Ogier's Property Law Group.
Jonathan 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 international law firm. He specialises in business and high value residency relocations, commercial property, hotels and leisure as well as indirect tax (GST). He holds an LLB (Hons) degree in law and an LLM masters degree in International Commercial Law.

Commercial Real Estate

His commercial property practice covers property rich M&A transactions, development projects, urban regeneration, corporate relocations and sales, acquisitions and commercial leasing (hotel, office, retail and industrial). Jonathan has extensive experience in this sector and often acts for international and global corporate occupiers and investors in the finance and retail sectors.
High Value Residency and Private Client
Jonathan is recognised as one of the leading legal advisers to high net worth individuals relocating offshore and he works closely with Ogier's private client and trust teams in providing responsive, professional and discreet first class services.
He advises both domestic and international clients buying, selling and developing high value residences and offers a wide range of services which include advising on relocations and high value residency applications in conjunction with trusted tax advisers, co-ordinating surveyors, architects, site and property finding professionals as well as private banks to provide a seamless and personal service to high net worth clients. 
Hotels and Resorts
Based on his experience in international hotel and resort transactions Jonathan is part of Ogier's Hotels and Resorts Team which advises the global hotel investment industry on establishing and administering structured holding vehicles for hotel and resort cross regional investment.
Indirect Tax
Jonathan is a specialist in indirect tax. In particular, its application to corporate and real estate transactions in Jersey.
Admitted in:
2011 - Advocate, Jersey, Channel Islands
2005 - Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
2000 - Solicitor, England & 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