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Ray Davern

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Ray is head of Maples and Calder's London-based Trusts & Private Client team at the Maples Group.  His expertise includes contentious and non- contentious international trusts and private client work.


Ray started with the Maples Group in 2016.  Prior to that, he was head of the private client and trusts group for an offshore law firm.  Ray previously lectured at King's College London, specialising in the law of trusts, and practised as a Chancery barrister at the London Bar.  Ray has been recognised in Legal 500 and ranked within the top 20 in private wealth management by Citywealth.  He has also been ranked in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide.  In February 2020, Ray was elected a member of the prestigious International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.


Member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL)

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


Trusts & Private Client 


1988 - Called to the Bar of England & Wales (does not practise as an English barrister)

2009 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

2010 - Enrolled as a Barrister in the British Virgin Islands


Balliol College, Oxford, UK, BA (Hons), Jurisprudence, 1987, First Class





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