Dispute resolution in Jersey

Baker & Partners LLP

Litigation boutique Baker & Partners LLP is praised for bringing a ‘creative, practical, and highly experienced’ approach to complex disputes, with international asset recovery, commercial litigation, insolvency and trust disputes forming the key pillars of the practice. Senior partner Stephen Baker specialises in trust, civil fraud and asset tracing matters, with extensive experience assisting states with the recovery of assets lost through corruption. Simon Thomas frequently acts for the attorney general in criminal matters and is also sought after for shareholder disputes, while William Redgrave‘s practice is centred on obtaining freezing and disclosure orders. Lynne Gregory handles international fraud and asset tracing matters, with further expertise in insolvencies. James Sheedy, who was made partner in February 2022, handles the spectrum of trusts cases. Amy Benest joined the firm from Appleby in March 2023, adding to the team’s funds expertise, and Jared Dann joined the practice in early 2024 from the same firm. Charlie Sorensen moved to 3 Hare Court in November 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Baker; Simon Thomas; William Redgrave; Lynne Gregory; James Sheedy

Autres avocats clés:

Amy Benest; Jared Dann

Les références

‘Stephen Baker and William Redgrave both had a strong grip of their brief and presented the case very well. Both easy to work with, committed to the case and accomplished advocates.’

‘Stephen Baker is a brilliant leader and strategist. He leads a team that has strength and experience throughout. They are easy to deal with, very good in front of clients and excellent advocates. They are first choice on the island for complex disputes.’

‘Stephen Baker is one of the leading Jersey litigators and deservedly so. He can be trusted with the biggest and most complex mandates. William Redgrave is exceptionally good and works very well with Stephen.’

Principaux clients

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation

Oleg Sheyko

Geoffrey Crill

Punter Southall Group Limited

Penylon Limited

Quastels LLP

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

Government of Malaysia – 1 MDB

Principaux dossiers

  • Co-ordinated the international asset recovery effort for the Malaysian government in a fraud worth $9bn.
  • Represented Punter Southall Group, as the majority investor, in a multi-million pound shareholder dispute brought by a minority shareholder and former director.
  • Acted for Emirates NBD Bank, seeking to recover assets from a Dubai resident who guaranteed loans and has not paid the guarantee.

Bedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin‘s litigation team represents clients engaged in cross-border commercial disputes, including shareholder issues, global insolvency proceedings, and trust disputes, and has also carved out a niche in the insurance litigation arena. Team leader Robert Gardner specialises in trust and shareholder matters, in addition to maintaining a strong insolvency practice. Edward Drummond handles commercial disputes, and is also noted for his regulatory work, while Robert Christie acts in breach of trust and directors' duty claims. Senior associate Sonia Shah handles contentious trust matters. David Cadin departed the firm in December 2022, having been named Master of the Royal Court.

Responsables de la pratique:

Robert Gardner

Autres avocats clés:

Edward Drummond; Robert Christie; Sonia Shah

Les références

‘Edward Drummond is an excellent and user-friendly counsel.’

‘Robert Christie goes above and beyond in protecting and advancing his clients’ interests.’

‘A good, comprehensive and experienced range of skills. Able to review complex issues quickly and proffer rounded and considered advice evenly.’

Principaux clients

Daniel Pender

Adeem Investment Holding Company KSCH

Begbies Traynor as liquidators of BetIndex

Creditors Committee – Purdue Pharma LP

Phillip Sly

Türkiye Iș Bankasi A.Ş.

Insurance Corp of the C I Ltd/States of Jersey

Mazhar Khan

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Daniel Pender in a month-long trial concerning a shareholder dispute.
  • Acted for the liquidators of Betindex in the liquidation arising out of the collapse of the online gambling platform Football Index.
  • Acted for Adeem as the plaintiff, obtaining proprietary injunctions and issuing substantive claims under Kuwaiti law to recover alleged wrongful transfers of assets and money of companies and assets.

Carey Olsen

‘Willing to go the extra mile’, Carey Olsen acts for clients based in Jersey and abroad on trust disputes, insolvency proceedings, contentious regulatory issues and cases concerning directors' duties, with a growing shareholder disputes practice. Practice head Marcus Pallot assists financial services clients engaged in complex regulatory issues and insolvency matters. Veteran litigator John Kelleher maintains a broad practice, covering public law and judicial reviews, in addition to trusts, contract and property disputes. Andreas Kistler acts for plaintiffs and defendants in cases concerning fraud, professional negligence and breach of trust, while William Grace handles white-collar crime instructions, regulatory proceedings and asset tracing.  Louise Woolrich, who was made partner in July 2022, handles trusts and funds disputes. Senior associate Pierre Ali-Noor joined the practice from Dickinson Gleeson in October 2022, bringing strong private wealth and trusts expertise to the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcus Pallot

Autres avocats clés:

John Kelleher; Andreas Kistler; William Grace; Louise Woolrich; Pierre Ali-Noor

Les références

‘Marcus Pallot is very hands-on and makes an extra effort to be personally available to deal with queries. Marcus is extremely well-connected and has impressive knowledge. He is also very practical and delivers well thought through, workable and commercial solutions to legal and regulatory challenges.’

‘John Kelleher is probably the leading litigation lawyer in Jersey, his knowledge and advice is always very considered and guides important and difficult decisions that need to be made at board level. John is also one of the hardest working lawyers that I have come across and is always available.’

‘John Kelleher is outstanding. A great team leader. He gives clear, commercial advice and is a great advocate.’

Principaux clients

Sanne Holdings Limited and Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited

Leslie Crapp (former managing director of Coopers & Lybrand, Jersey)

Anthony Dumas

Dresser-Rand BV

Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP (the joint liquidators of NMC Health (Jersey) Limited)

Former directors of Alpen Partners Limited (Rohit Walia, GraemeRoss and Craig Stewart)

Hard Rock Group of Companies

Vidya A.G.

Philippe Mattas

Jersey private trust company, G Limited, and its associated private wealth structure

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented two Sanne Group entities and two of its former senior executives in two claims brought by former shareholders of its holding company.
  • Acted for Anthony Dumas, a South African individual, and Grocery Market Research, as defendants, in a breach of confidence damages claim in the Royal Court of Jersey.
  • Represented Dresser-Rand, a subsidiary of the Siemens Group, in enforcing an arbitration award for over $43m against a Saudi joint venture partner.


Mourant offers its clients a broad dispute resolution practice, representing them in commercial and funds disputes, trust litigation, and insolvency proceedings. The team also handles matters in the data protection sphere. ‘Superb courtroom advocate’ Stephen Alexander leads the team, focusing on trust and private wealth disputes, while also assisting with partnership and funds issues. Bruce Lincoln, who heads the firm’s global litigation practice, is a noted trust and wealth structures specialist, while Justin Harvey-Hills adds expertise in the banking and financial services fields. Jonathan Speck 'brings huge amounts of experience and gravitas to any case'. Katie Hooper and counsel Ben Thorp handle a range of trust disputes. Mathew Cook focuses predominantly on financial services regulatory issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Alexander

Autres avocats clés:

Bruce Lincoln; Justin Harvey-Hills; Jonathan Speck; Katie Hooper; Mathew Cook; Ben Thorp

Les références

‘This is a team with an impressive name in offshore disputes; it is hard to think of many notable cases they have not been involved in. They have vast stores of experience and expertise and are most onshore firms’ first port of call when they need help offshore.’

‘Jonathan Speck is one of the “big beasts” in the offshore litigation market. He brings huge amounts of experience and gravitas to any case. Stephen Alexander is quickly gaining the confidence of the market too.’

‘Katie Hooper is exceptional – very personable and responsive as well as greatly knowledgeable. It has been a pleasure to instruct her.’

Principaux clients

Three individual beneficiaries of the Bryce Trust, being the daughter and grandsons of the settlor

Government of Greece

Cine UK/Cineworld

Monteagle International Limited (MIL), Monteagle International (UK) Limited (MUK), Marshall Monteagle PLC (MM PLC), Monteagle Merchant Group Southern Holdings 2 Limited (Southern 2) & Monteagle Consumer Group Limited (MCG)

Triton Administration (Jersey) Limited

Various Jersey Financial Services businesses

Imperium Trustees (Jersey) Limited (Imperium)

KS Asia Absolute Return Fund IC

OMBZ2020 Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for the Government of Greece as capital beneficiary in a Beddoe application, whereby the trustee sought to use trust capital to discharge a tax liability arising from a mistake on an income-only beneficiary’s tax return.
  • Represented Erinvale PTC in a trust dispute concerning a settlor and his wife, who have been engaged in highly acrimonious divorce proceedings for a number of years and in which the wife was seeking an award of up to 50% of the trust’s assets.
  • Represented two subsidiaries of MM Group in breach of duties damages and compensation claims against a former senior employee of MM Group and a consultant company to one of the subsidiaries.


Described by one client as ‘experts in their field‘, the practitioners at Ogier handle a broad range of issues, including cross-border trust and shareholder disputes, insolvency and restructuring matters, and, increasingly, regulatory and sanctions cases. Nick Williams heads up the group, offering a broad practice that covers commercial, trust and insolvency matters. Fraud and asset tracing are areas of expertise for global managing partner Edward Mackereth, who also acts in financial services regulatory proceedings. Damian Evans operates at the intersection of trusts and insolvency matters. Oliver Passmore handles a range of contentious trust issues. Promoted to partner in February and December 2022, respectively, James Angus and Rebecca McNulty represent clients in cross-border estates, restructuring and property disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nick Williams

Autres avocats clés:

Edward Mackereth; Damian Evans; Oliver Passmore; James Angus; Rebecca McNulty; Matthew Davies

Les références

‘The team is absolutely first-rate. They are the go-to offshore team and are able to offer a full service. Ogier has a strong bench of lawyers with cross-jurisdictional expertise. They are, at all times, willing to work towards the bigger commercial picture. They are hands-on, do not shy away from working hard and going the extra mile for the client.’

‘Rebecca McNulty is a star and a first-rate lawyer. She has a strong analytical mind, but is also able to approach issues taking a sensible and commercial approach. She is extremely hard-working and willing to go the extra mile to get the right result for her clients.’

‘The team is extremely dedicated and provides an excellent service. They always make themselves available, and technical knowledge and know-how is second to none. Throughout the process of a significant matter we worked on, I could not have asked for a better team. Each member of the team knows what they are working on and can communicate effectively with all levels.’

Principaux clients


Stonehage Fleming

Christian Hore

Viscount of the Royal Court

Parish of St Helier

Water’s Edge Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for the Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey in a large cross-jurisdictional insolvency dispute involving multiple competing claims to assets situated worldwide, and involving multiple claims and counterclaims of fraudulent behaviour.
  • Acted for the plaintiffs, including BDO as High Court-appointed estate administrators, in a cross-border trusts and estates dispute.


Appleby leverages its international network to handle the gamut of commercial litigation, with areas of particular strength being trust disputes, insolvency and restructuring. Core team members include Fraser Robertson, who is noted for his professional negligence and contracts work, in addition to covering trusts issues. Niall MacDonald handles employment, trust and contentious regulatory proceedings. Senior associate Lara von Wildenrath‘s practice encompasses fraud, insolvency and asset recoveries, alongside a range of commercial disputes.

Autres avocats clés:

Fraser Robertson; Niall MacDonald; Lara von Wildenrath

Les références

‘A well established Jersey law firm in all the big cases.’

‘Niall MacDonald – personable with wide experience. A good team player.’

‘They are always helpful, patient and responsive when I try to contact for discussion and advice, and they are also helpful in co-ordination between varies parties, and are able to deliver the solution precisely.’

Principaux clients

Advanz Pharma

Alix Partners

Barclays Group

Canaccord Genuity Wealth

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Deloitte LLP

Eversheds Sutherland

Family Nursing & Home Care

Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Grant Thornton Limited

HSBC Group

HWA 555 Owners LLS as a subsidiary of the Vornado Realty Trust


Suntera Global

VCI Limited

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for beneficiaries of a Jersey trust following successful hearings before the Royal Court of Jersey in relation to challenging the removal of trustees and notices of revocation of trust, and then advised on the proposed partitioning of the trust.
  • Acted for Vornado Realty Trust in the insolvency of Redox.

Collas Crill

Trust disputes make up the core of Collas Crill‘s litigation practice; the firm advises a raft of Jersey-based and international clients on long-running, multi-faceted disputes. The team is also well versed in commercial and insolvency disputes. Heading the team is Damian James, sought after for his expertise in contentious trust matters, where he frequently works alongside Dan Boxall. Nuno Santos-Costa represents financial institutions, governments and HNWIs in trust, contract and fraud cases, while Simon Hurry specialises in restructuring and insolvency litigation. Sam Williams assists clients with the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration decisions, in addition to trusts work. Lynne Calder, who was made of counsel in January 2022, handles civil and commercial regulatory matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Damian James

Autres avocats clés:

Nuno Santos-Costa; Simon Hurry; Dan Boxall; Sam Williams; Lynne Calder; Caitlin Bruce; Bradley Gibb

Les références

‘Nuno Santos-Costa has almost legendary status. He is a superb advocate. Sam Williams is excellent on his feet and extremely clever. They both deal extremely well with difficult clients.’

‘The team works very hard and diligently for their clients. They are particularly good at connecting people and sourcing expertise so that matters can be appropriately and efficiently dealt with. I have found all of the team I worked with extremely personable and friendly, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.’

‘Lynne Calder is particularly personable and works very hard for her clients. I find working with her a joy as she instructs clearly and well, and ensures everyone is kept informed at all times.’

Principaux clients

Simon Halabi

VCI Limited, VCI Intermediate Limited and VCI Property Holding Limited

Andrew Wood and Alexander Adam of Teneo (in their capacity as the joint liquidators of Golden Sphinx Limited)

FRP Advisory Limited

Grant Thornton

Rysaffe Fiduciaries

Equiom Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Handled a Privy Council appeal for Simon Halabi in a £230m trust litigation, determining the priority of payments as between successive trustees in the event of an insolvent trust.
  • Acted for Teneo, as lead counsel, in order to recover worldwide assets worth in excess of $81m – including a mansion in Beverley Hills, California with a value in excess of $45m.
  • Acted for one branch of a family, beneficiaries of a $1bn Jersey trust, in relation to fiduciary removal proceedings and trust restructuring.


Viberts‘ wide-ranging disputes practice acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, construction, and trust litigation. In particular, the firm has carved out a strong niche in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Giles Emmanuel stepped into the practice head role in August 2022, with a broad disputes practice which encompasses bankruptcy, employment and trusts issues. Senior associate Eleanor Colley moved to the dispute resolution team from the firm’s corporate department in November 2022, adding commercial and trusts expertise. Senior associate Corinne Holmes specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, fatal accident and industrial disease claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Giles Emmanuel

Autres avocats clés:

Eleanor Colley; Corinne Holmes

Les références

‘Regular meetings with clients to provide updates. After each step we were given clear recommendations of our options. Team was very professional during our mediation process.’

‘I’m impressed with the level of personal service from Viberts which put me at ease in very stressful situations.’

‘I dealt with Corinne Holmes, who established a friendly manner and made conversations with her very easy and casual, with which I am very happy.’

Principaux clients

Rok Construction Limited

Jean Falle

CNR Construction

Maillard & Co

Unite the Union

Amity Partners Sarl

Royal College of Nursing

British Cycling Association

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a client in the Royal Court and Court of Appeal, successfully seeking to establish Jersey law ancillary rights to contractual servitudes.
  • Representing a defendant in a maritime law personal injury case.


Walkers‘ insolvency and dispute resolution team specialises in handling complex, cross-border disputes; contentious trust matters, commercial and contractual disputes, and insolvency proceedings are all areas of strength. The ‘truly excellent’ Nigel Sanders leads the team, with a practice covering both large-scale trust disputes and insolvency issues. Fraser Hern represents clients in insolvency and restructuring matters. Marc Seddon and Richard Holden both handle company and trusts disputes. Senior counsel James Turnbull and Charlotte Yates, who was recently made up to senior associate, are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nigel Sanders

Autres avocats clés:

Fraser Hern; Marc Seddon; Richard Holden; James Turnbull; Charlotte Yates

Les références

‘Richard Holden provides clear, commercial and strategic advice. He is a good team player, and is user-friendly. He reacts well and quickly to new issues and is a strong advocate.’

‘Nigel Sanders is truly excellent and my go-to Jersey advocate. Intelligent, practical, responsive and great fun to work with.’

‘Nigel Sanders is a tremendously hard-working advocate who can devour pages and pages of evidence and produce well-crafted written submissions and crisp to the point oral advocacy. He is one of my go-to advocates at the Jersey bar on a very short shortlist.’

Principaux clients

Consolidated Minerals Limited

Limora Investments Limited

Jasmine Trustees Limited and Lutea Trustees Limited

RBC Trustees (CI) Limited

Saad al-Jabri and family

Shinhan Investment Corp

HNW individual

Cineworld Group plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Saad al-Jabri and his family in relation to freezing orders and Norwich Pharmacal orders obtained over property held in a Jersey trust.
  • Advised Shinhan Investment Corp on its majority shareholding in a Jersey investment fund.
  • Advised Cineworld Group on obtaining commitments from a subset of its existing lenders for an approximate $1.4bn debtor-in-possession financing facility to ensure the client’s operations continued in the ordinary course.

Ardent Chambers

Styled after English barristers’ sets, Ardent Chambers‘ members represent clients in a range of disputes, including commercial, trust, contractual and employment cases, as well as handling international asset recovery and fraud. Former Jersey solicitor general Howard Sharp KC is the key contact for commercial disputes. Contractual, licensing and employment matters fall into Caroline Dutot‘s skillset, as does regulatory advice, including sanctions-related matters. Michael Cushing‘s practice covers insolvency proceedings, regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Michael O’Connell handles commercial, trust and professional negligence cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Howard Sharp KC; Caroline Dutot; Michael Cushing; Michael O’Connell

Les références

‘Superb to deal with. Responsive, efficient and proactive.’

‘Michael O’Connell is a bright and highly effective lawyer, his capacity to develop an effective strategy and to implement it to the client’s best effect is particularly impressive.’

‘Quick turnaround, agility and responsiveness, and a strong practical understanding of the Royal Court of Jersey.’

Principaux clients

Stonehage Fleming

Trident Trust Company Limited

Chelsea Football Club

Hunters Investments Limited

Law Officers Department, Jersey

Jersey Financial Services Commission

Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority

Gunnercooke LLP

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for one of the principals in the Jersey criminal investigation relating to assets alleged to be linked to Roman Abramovich.
  • Acted for Hunters Investments and Sanne Trust Company in a civil fraud dispute.
  • Acted for HRCKY in fraud proceedings relating to the Hard Rock restaurant chain.


BCR Law‘s ‘efficient and responsive’ disputes team handles a variety of contentious matters, ranging from personal injury and professional negligence claims, to property, commercial and regulatory disputes. Practice head Jeremy Heywood has a broad practice which encompasses commercial, property and personal injury litigation. Managing partner David Benest advises on personal injury, clinical negligence and trusts disputes. Christina Hall joined the firm from Viberts in January 2023. Her arrival follows that of English solicitor David Kelly – a personal injury, clinical and professional negligence specialist from Kennedys – in December 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jeremy Heywood

Autres avocats clés:

David Benest; Christina Hall; David Kelly

Les références

‘Christina Hall is a first-rate advocate. There is nothing she does not know about Jersey law, and her manner is consistently agreeable with the lay clients.’

‘Christina Hall is a standout: her work is of the highest standard across the piece.’

‘BCR Law have proved an excellent and now fully trusted partner – stepping in to crises and removing the drama and ensuring focus on client value has quickly built strong ties.’

Principaux clients

Andium Homes Limited

Aviva Plc

Corker Binning

His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey

Jersey Water

Jersey Financial Services Commission

Les Amis Limited

Medical Defence Union

Parish of Grouville

Pro Global

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

The Jersey Heritage Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted in judicial review proceedings concerning the lawfulness of search warrants obtained by the States of Jersey Police in connection with an alleged investigation into a Russian oligarch.
  • Advised beneficiaries on a trustee application for declaratory relief in connection with a multitude of potential breaches of the self-dealing rules.
  • Represented the plaintiff in a multi-million pound marine personal injury action.

Dickinson Gleeson

Contentious trust and estate matters form the core of Dickinson Gleeson‘s dispute resolution practice. Bankruptcy, breach of duty and fraud proceedings are also areas of strength. Leading the team are founding partners James Dickinson and James Gleeson, both of whom have broad practices spanning commercial disputes, trust litigation and asset recovery. Guillaume Staal counts HNWIs, trust companies and financial institutions among his clients, and specialises in trust and estate litigation. Senior associate Jonathan Barham handles breach of directors' duties and trusts claims, as well as civil fraud and insolvency issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Dickinson; James Gleeson

Autres avocats clés:

Guillaume Staal; Jonathan Barham

Les références

‘James Gleeson is very responsive and handles complex litigation cases with a lot of experience.’

‘You can count on James Gleeson to remind you of the deadlines to be met to ensure that all procedural documents are drafted and filed on time!’

‘The litigation team at Dickinson Gleeson is very experienced in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation. They work extremely hard for their clients; they understand the client’s commercial objectives and are able to navigate their clients through even the knottiest legal disputes. They are a pleasure to work with, and an excellent firm to instruct if a Jersey firm is needed in a wider multi-jurisdictional dispute.’

Principaux clients

Geneva Trust Company (GTC) SA

Redox PLC (acting by its trustee in bankruptcy)

Loan Assignment Group of Association

Ingram Advocates

Ingram Advocates specialises in handling insurance litigation, and is taking on an increasing workload of trust and commercial disputes. Heading the practice in tandem are Danny Le Maistre, who frequently appears before the Court of Appeal in contentious trust, shareholder and insolvency disputes, and insurance expert Lee Ingram.

Responsables de la pratique:

Danny Le Maistre; Lee Ingram

Les références

‘Danny Le Maistre is highly capable. He is also highly constructive. Where possible he will reduce the temperature of a dispute, look to narrow the issues in dispute and look to move the case forward in an efficient and effective way – rather than get drawn into unnecessary satellite arguments.’

‘The go-to Jersey insurance practice, and for good reason. They have the knowledge, experience and expertise.’

‘Lee Ingram is accessible and good at the specialist areas of insurance and HR/personnel matters.’

Principaux clients

Allied World

Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited

J. Design Limited

Mr John Dick

Collegiate Underwriting

NFU Mutual

Islands Insurance


Tokio Marine Kiln


Medical Protection Society

Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Mutual Insurance Society

Motor Insurers Bureau

Hepburns Insurance Limited

Markerstudy Insurance services Limited

Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands Limited

The States of Jersey

The States of Jersey Employment Board


Grant Thornton

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as court appointed guardian ad litem for the minor and unborn children of one branch of a family in relation to contested restructuring proceedings concerning family trusts worth approximately $850m.
  • Acted for the beneficiary of a Jersey trust and Kuwaiti estate in relation to a dispute between siblings in respect of the extent and division of the estate assets.

Oben Law

Oben Law‘s dispute resolution practice represents financial services providers, trustees and fiduciaries, as well as clients involved in insolvency proceedings, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. ‘Seasoned disputes practitioner’ David Wilson‘s extensive practice encompasses trusts disputes, regulatory proceedings and cases concerning sanctions, fraud and money laundering. Lydia Emery joined the team from Bedell Cristin in June 2022, bringing an added knowledge of trusts disputes to the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Wilson

Autres avocats clés:

Lydia Emery

Les références

‘Pragmatic, calm and measured.’

‘David Wilson is an excellent person to have on your team.’

‘David Wilson is intelligent, responsive and willing to back his own recommendations.’

Principaux clients





Praxis IFM



Seymour Law LLP

Seymour Law LLP‘s primary focus is on trust disputes, where it acts for both beneficiaries and professional trustees. Contentious employment matters are another area of strength. Leading the team is trusts specialist Mark Renouf, whose practice also covers competition matters. Jean-Marie Renouf brings extensive experience in handling professional negligence, commercial and contractual disputes to the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Renouf

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Marie Renouf

Les références

‘Partner-led, business-minded, commercial. Client service is head and shoulders above the large offshore firms.’

‘Mark Renouf has stand-out ability and has become our go-to advisor for all complex trust matters, both in contentious matters and in ensuring matters do not become contentious.’

‘Pragmatic, authoritative and reassuring when the going gets crunchy. Make great efforts to be available and, if not, to return calls or respond to emails. Not at all stuffy.’

Principaux clients

V Trustees Limited

Baccata Trustees Limited

Aneta Jensen

Titris SA and Nerina Cucchiaro

Piedmont & Riviera Trusts

Fenlight Trustees Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Instructed by six family members to act in a dispute concerning the Piedmont and Riviera Trusts.
  • Represented former trustees in the Cucchiaro inter-family dispute concerning Titris, where the former trustees sought over €4m in fees.
  • Acted for a professional trustee of Baccata Trustees in negotiations with the trustee of the sister trust over avenues for possible resolution to a familial dispute, whilst simultaneously fighting a Royal Court application for removal brought by one of the family members.

Franckel Law

Litigation boutique Franckel Law handles a wide range of disputes; contentious trusts and insolvency cases, commercial litigation, and personal injury cases are all areas of expertise. Founder Simon Franckel is a trust disputes specialist, representing trustees and beneficiaries, as well as handling insolvency and asset tracing proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Simon Franckel

Les références

‘Simon Franckel is a commercial lawyer clearly at the top of his game. He provided very straightforward, easily understandable, advice which led to our mutual client recovering well over 100% of its claims! No nonsense, no messing around, just clear and obviously correct advice combined with hard work makes him a pleasure to deal with. Definitely my go-to lawyer in Jersey if I am ever called upon to assist with problems there again.’

‘Simon Franckel is a very experienced litigator, with particular expertise and experience in contentious trusts work. He is sensible, pragmatic and robust.’

‘A highly personal service.’

Principaux clients

Tyson Flath

Law Society of Jersey

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for a number of beneficiaries in contentious matrimonial and ancillary relief proceedings, with connected issues concerning the right and basis to intervene in matrimonial proceedings, review of trustee’s decisions, and consideration as to circumstances in which a trustee ought to step aside.
  • Represented Tyson Flath, as defendant and plaintiff, in proceedings involving consideration of liability for a collision at sea.

Mistry Law

Mistry Law represents both financial services clients and HNWIs engaged in a range of commercial and trust disputes, in addition to acting for Jersey politicians in misconduct cases. Founder Hiren Mistry handles trust, estate and shareholder disputes, in addition to insolvency proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Hiren Mistry

Les références

‘They are very practical and no-nonsense.’

‘Hiren Mistry is a tough, practical and robust advocate.’

Principaux clients

HRH Princess Camilla de Bourbon

General Jeremiah T. Useni

Catherine Taylor

STM Fiduciaire Trustees Ltd

Imperium Trustees (Jersey) Ltd

Criptyque Pryvate Exchange Jersey Ltd

Octopus Consultancy Ltd

T&G Structural Engineers Jersey

Begbies Traynor, Jersey

Gouldson Finance Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as part of a global team of lawyers handling the Jersey aspects of global litigation in 6 jurisdictions and 20 different cases worth £45m.
  • Representing Kate Taylor (an ITV Jersey Housewife) in her divorce.
  • Represented General Useni, a former deputy head of state, on issues of human rights in Jersey under the anti-money laundering legislation.