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David Dorgan

Head of Private Client and International Trusts Jersey 

David has a significant specialism in private and commercial trusts and foundations.

He focuses on providing technical and pragmatic advice on the establishment and on-going administration of private and commercial trusts and foundations that are tailored for the practical and commercial requirements of clients. He also has extensive experience in drafting bespoke and complex trust instruments, foundation regulations, and company documents for HNWI and UHNWI and families, preparing bespoke will trusts, and providing documentation for SPV, philanthropy, charitable, and non-charitable purposes. He has an additional specialism in structuring for Middle East clients.

David also has considerable experience in corporate and finance matters, in particular, transactions involving trustees refinancing or selling and/or purchasing trust fund property and/or HNWI or families entering entrepreneurial ventures. He has provided opinions to foreign courts, foreign revenue authorities, and institutional lenders on complex issues relating to trust and corporate issues.

Before joining JTC Law, David was a partner of a global offshore law firm and Group Head of their Jersey Private Client & Trusts department.

David has over 20 years of legal experience as a Jersey Advocate and Notary Public, and holds the Islamic Finance Qualification.

Legal 500 and Chambers Testimonials

  • “David Dorgan – leads from the front, very knowledgeable and personable.”
  • “David Dorgan is an excellent draftsman. David’s excellent technical knowledge, attention to detail, and considered nature make him a pleasure to work with.”
  • “Pragmatic and consistently good advice and willing to go the extra mile.”
  • David Dorgan has “excellent technical knowledge” of Islamic finance, which is applied to the establishment of shari’ah-compliant trusts.” “He is very knowledgeable and experienced, especially around different cultural matters, which can make all the difference when working with international high net worth clients.”


  • Jersey Finance’s Working Groups for Charities, Trusts and Foundations
  • Digital Jersey’s Working Group for Data Stewardship
  • Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP)


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