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Ray Davern

Maples and Calder London
work 11th Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street London England EC1A 4HD United Kingdom
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Ray is a partner based in Maples and Calder's London office. His expertise includes contentious and non-contentious international trusts and private client work in relation to both the BVI and the Cayman Islands.

Professional Background

Ray started with Maples and Calder in 2016. Prior to that he was Head of Private Client and Trusts (BVI and Cayman Islands) for another offshore law firm for several years and, prior to that, successively 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 men in private wealth management by Citywealth.  He has also been ranked in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide. 


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


Ray is fluent in French and Spanish.

Professional / Civic Activities

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Bar Admissions

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

Areas of Expertise


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