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Michael Betley

Client Director


Languages: English


Michael joined Ocorian in November 2021 as Managing Director of the newly acquired Trust Corporation International. 

In September 2022, Michael was appointed Global Head of Private Clients, tasked with strengthening Ocorian's focus on growth.

Prior to Ocorian’s acquisition of Trust Corporation International, Michael was CEO of the firm that he established in 2003 and had previously worked in London and Guernsey as a private client partner of the law firm Wedlake Bell.

He has acted as an executive and non-executive director of regulated businesses and is a Chartered Director (awarded by the Institute of Directors). He assists wealthy families and financial institutions in developing wealth management and estate planning strategies. Whilst in private practice, Michael was noted as having a leading local presence in the Legal 500.

Michael is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Institute of Directors, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (past chairman of the Guernsey Branch and Founder’s Award recipient), Guernsey International Legal Association, the International Bar Association and has sat on the committee of the Guernsey Association of Trustees (past chairman).  

Until recently Michael sat on the board of Guernsey Finance LBG. These appointments have given Michael a deep involvement in representing industry views and helping shape regulatory, tax, and legislative policy. Michael remains responsible for managing aspects of the business and retains some client relationships which include sitting on the boards of client firms, private trust companies, investments funds, and representing family interests as a protector.

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