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Mourant appoints three new Partners

Leading legal and governance services firm Mourant has appointed three lawyers to its Partnership. Corporate and Finance lawyer, Neil McCarroll will become a Partner on 1 February, with Gillian Kennedy-Smith and Ian Montgomery joining the Partnership in the spring.

Mourant Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “These appointments come at an exciting time for Mourant, as we put the finishing touches to our vision and strategy for 2025.They reflect our continued investment in strategically important areas of the firm. Neil, Gillian and Ian are talented lawyers and I’m delighted to be welcoming them to the Partnership.”

Gillian Kennedy-Smith will join as a Partner in the Guernsey International Trust & Private Client advisory practice in March 2021. She joins the firm from Mills & Reeve in London. Gillian has 14 years’ experience working with HNW individuals, trust companies, family offices, accountants and IFAs, advising internationally mobile families on trusts, succession, next generation planning and tax. 

Ian Montgomery returns to Mourant from Collas Crill where he was the Managing Partner of their BVI office. He advises financial institutions, public and private businesses, funds and individuals on all aspects of BVI corporate, finance and funds law, with particular focus on the real estate and technology sectors. Ian will head the firm’s BVI Finance & Corporate practice.

Neil McCarroll is promoted to Partner from Counsel on 1 February in the Jersey Finance & Corporate practice. He has a particular focus on corporate and M&A work, having led on a number of company sales and acquisitions for Jersey and international clients. 

In November 2020, Mourant was awarded the prestigious Offshore Law Firm of the Year awards by both The Lawyer and Asian Legal Business, each endorsing and recognising the firm’s achievements as a pre-eminent offshore law firm.