Dispute resolution in Jersey

Baker & Partners

Baker & Partners is a Jersey litigation boutique, commended for being ‘very coordinated, knowing the local courts well and therefore setting itself the right targets for winning locally‘. Lawyers focus on asset recovery, commercial and trust litigation, as well as contentious insolvencies, with an impressive client list comprising corporates, trustees, beneficiaries, high-net-worth individuals and governments. Founding partner Stephen Baker  has developed a niche in the interaction between civil and criminal law in fraud cases, as well as his main practice, which involves trust and commercial litigation. Simon Thomas  is an external crown advocate, and is frequently instructed by the Jersey attorney general in criminal cases; while William Redgrave  is a veteran of commercial disputes, specialising in obtaining freezing and disclosure orders to assist in asset tracing and the preservation of assets. Lynne Gregory  is the name to note for contentious insolvencies and trust. James Sheedy  and Charlie Sorensen  are also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Baker; Simon Thomas; William Redgrave; Lynne Gregory

Autres avocats clés:

James Sheedy; Charles Sorensen; Adam Crane

Les références

‘Very coordinated, knows the local courts very well and therefore sets itself the right targets for winning locally. Has excellent advocates and excellent research juniors. Has good leadership.’

‘Stephen Baker himself is a great leader, great Advocate but also a great captain of the ship. Very business-like and still pure as an advocate and attorney. A powerful combination. William Redgrave is a really great Advocate. I have seen him closely and he has a very attractive style and is capable of getting points across in a very credible way. He is very good at soaking up and blending in information from different sources. Lynne Gregory is a very clever, senior associate who will make partner soon. She is excellent and highly intelligent.

‘Collaborative and responsive team. Reasonable fees despite the expertise within the team.’

Principaux clients

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation

Oleg Sheyko

Attorney General re LGL

Geoffrey Crill

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

Viscount of Jersey

Punter Southall Group Limited


Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for the defendant majority investor in a shareholder dispute brought in Jersey by a former director and minority shareholder claiming a multi-million-pound award.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern bank seeking to recover assets from a Dubai resident who guaranteed loans and has not paid the guarantee. The bank is seeking to enforce Dubai judgments around the world including in Jersey.
  • Continuing to assist BNP Paribas Trust Corporation (Jersey) Limited in its worldwide efforts to recover well over $100m from the Crociani family, after the head of the family failed to comply with Jersey court order to compensate the Grand Trust or BNP.

Carey Olsen

Clients praise the team at Carey Olsen for being ‘technically very strong, collaborative and user friendly‘, handling the spectrum of trust-related disputes, as well as fielding a strong contentious insolvency offering, where it represents funds and companies, boards of directors and shareholders. John Kelleher lead’s the firm-wide dispute resolution practice group, bringing to bear substantial contentious financial services experience. Marcus Pallot  focuses on insolvencies, regulatory disputes and civil litigation, while Andreas Kistler is noted for the court-related aspects of trust and private wealth issues. William Grace dedicates his time to regulatory and white-collar criminal cases, acting on behalf of corporates. Counsel Louise Woolrich is known for multi-jurisdictional trust disputes. Richard Holden has left the firm for Walkers.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Kelleher

Autres avocats clés:

Marcus Pallot; Andreas Kistler; William Grace; Richard Holden; Louise Woolrich

Les références

‘A well coordinated team from partner to associate, very responsive, flexible, reliable and going straight to the point.’

‘We selected the partner because we thought during our first conversation prior to retaining him that his analytical skills seemed quite acute. This was confirmed to be true and extends to his team, particularly the senior associate.’

‘Carey Olsen is incredibly responsive and technically knowledgeable. They’ve been involved in some really interesting cases in the last year and are clearly at the heart of legal developments and innovation in the Jersey legal market.’

Principaux clients

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Hard Rock Limited


Zurich Insurance plc

Fides Trustees

Cheval Roc


Anthony Dumas

Dresser-Rand BV

Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for the Hard Rock group in relation to allegations of fraud and misrepresentation by employees
  • Acting for Dresser-Rand BV (a subsidiary of Siemens group) to enforce a $US 43.5 million arbitration award against a Saudi joint venture party

Collas Crill

According to clients of Collas Crill, ‘the advice given and case management is first rate‘. The team, which is most known for trust disputes, handles domestic and cross-border disputes, and in Jersey, lawyers have experience in cases before the Privy and Royal courts. Damian James  is the practice head, with a stellar reputation among clients for trust disputes, where he has substantial experience in high-value, multi-jurisdictional and -party cases, often working alongside Dan Boxall . Nuno Santos-Costa  is a commercial litigation expert, with a strong track-record in trust, contract and fraud-related cases. He also acts as a crown advocate, prosecuting criminal cases on the island. Simon Hurry ‘s practice spans corporate disputes, as well as insolvencies, fraud cases, asset tracing and recovery. Senior associate Lynne Calder  has developed a name for herself in construction and property disputes, but also takes on contentious trust issues, banking litigation and professional negligence claims. Sam Williams  is another key lawyer.

Responsables de la pratique:

Damian James

Autres avocats clés:

Nuno Santos-Costa; Dan Boxall; Simon Hurry; Sam Williams; Lynne Calder; Kirsten Bailey; Caitlin Bruce

Les références

‘In Jersey Nuno Santos Costa is a superb advocate, his cross examination is excellent and he is a ken tactician. Sam Williams is phenomenally bright and a very attractive advocate: the Court loves him. Kirsten Bailey is exceptionally clever and good with clients.’

‘The team consists of experienced lawyers who thoroughly understand dispute resolution. The advice they give and case management is first rate. They are also a pleasure to work with.’

‘Nuno Santos-Costa is an astute, practical lawyer, who provides excellent wise counsel. He really gets to the nub of a case quickly, and easily grasps the technical, commercial matters. He is a first class litigator. Lynne Calder continues to impress, she is smart, tenacious and a great strategist. She manages difficult technical cases with ease, her drafting is impeccable. She really is a great asset to have on your side in a dispute. Kirsten Bailey’s work is simply excellent, she has an innate ability to subsume information, process it and produce exceptional product. She definitely has a bright future ahead of her.’

Principaux clients

Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Limited.

Grant Thornton

FRP Advisory Limited

Salzgitter Mannesmann International (USA) Inc. (SMIH) Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH (SMID)

Kea Investments Limited

Quinn Emmanuel

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Epworth Building Limited

KEA Investments

Clifford Chance

Farrer & Co

Payne Hicks Beach

Deutsche Bank AG London

Rysaffe Fiduciaires Sarl

Trident Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the Appellant in the Privy Council in a highly anticipated appeal in relation to the legal position regarding insolvent trusts. It will dictate the priorities of payments in the event that a trust is insolvent and therefore crystallises a trustee’s exposure.
  • Representing a private individual in defending a multi-jurisdictional effort by Emirates NBD Bank in Dubai, Geneva, New York, England and Jersey  to recover in excess of US$95million which include ancient customary law actions and rare types of claims in Jersey.
  • Representing one branch of a family, beneficiaries of a US$1billion Jersey trust, who are seeking the removal of the trustee and private trust company protector


At Mourant, the litigation and dispute resolution group has an impressive depth of practice that includes banking and securities disputes, commercial and employment disputes, as well as public law and insolvency litigation. The team is also noted for contentious matters involving data protection. Taking the lead is Stephen Alexander, ‘a brilliant technical lawyer who is also incredibly user friendly and commercially minded‘, who is adept at multi-jurisdictional trust and commercial litigation, also handling arbitrations and regulatory matters. With ‘a unique ability to guide a client through complex litigation‘, former practice head Bruce Lincoln, who stepped down in November 2021, continues to be instructed by institutional and high-net-worth individual clients in contentious trust issues, also an area of expertise for Jonathan Speck and Katie Hooper, who became a partner in February 2022. Mathew Cook is the key name for regulatory and white-collar criminal defence work. Counsel Luke Olivier has now left the firm.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Alexander

Autres avocats clés:

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

Les références

‘Jonathan Speck is the partner all others aspire to emulate. Ben Thorpe is his raising star.’

‘A very good team, with some very sensible team members and excellent advocates. Well practiced in delivering what clients need.’

‘Great depth of knowledge across all levels of the team. adopt a collaborative working style both within the team and with us a client mix of both female and male lawyers at different levels within the team excellent practical experience of litigating’

Principaux clients

JTC Trust Company Limited (JTC)

BUJ Architects LLP

ETFS Capital Limited

Monteagle International Limited (MIL) & Monteagle International (UK) Limited (MUK)

Bharti – TIEA matter

Triton Administration (Jersey) Limited (TAJ) and Peder Erik Prahl (PP)

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a settlor, beneficiary and co-trustee of a trust with estimated assets of over £1 billion to facilitate the transfer of trusteeship on an urgent basis.
  • Representing two subsidiaries of a large multi-jurisdictional group of companies in significant claims against a former senior employee of MM Group and a consultant company to one of the subsidiaries.
  • Acting for a Jersey PTC trustee of a Jersey discretionary trust. The settlor and his wife have been engaged in highly acrimonious divorce proceedings for a number of years (to which the Trustee has been joined) and the financial aspects are yet to be resolved.


The Jersey disputes team at Ogier has substantial trial and hearing experience. The team has been through a period of expansion recently, with the promotion to partner of trust litigator James Angus in February 2022. The group is led by Nick Williams , who co-leads the firm-wide regulatory practice, and specialises in a variety of disputes, including in relation to shareholders, trusts and estates and regulatory issues, where he focuses on the financial services sector. Global managing partner Edward Mackereth maintains a contentious trusts practice, but is also noted for cases involving fraud and asset tracing, as well as financial services regulation. Damian Evans and Oliver Passmore are also known for trusts litigation. Counsel Rebecca McNulty has built a strong cross-border contentious insolvency practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nick Williams

Autres avocats clés:

Edward Mackereth; Damian Evans; Oliver Passmore; James Angus; Rebecca McNulty; Ralph Spencer-Tucker; Matthew Davies

Les références

‘Strength in depth and clear practical advice.’

‘Nick Williams inspires confidence, and provides sound, solutions-based advice.’

‘Hard working, quick thinking disputes team.’

Principaux clients


Financial Technology Ventures

Millennium Technology Ventures Partners

Christian Hore

Viscount of the Royal Court

SIG Growth Equity Fund

Parish of St Helier


Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for three private equity investors as Plaintiff minority shareholders in ETFS Capital Limited, alleging unfair prejudice against the majority shareholder. Judgment following a 4 week trial handed down in January 2021, with the Appeal heard in July 2021.  The Royal Court found that the Plaintiff minority shareholders had been unfairly prejudiced.
  • Acting 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.
  • Acting for the Plaintiffs, including BDO LLP as High Court-appointed estate administrators, in a high-value, complex and cross-border trusts and estates dispute.  Successful finding of fraud against the Defendant former trustee following a 2 week trial.


Appleby utilises its teams across offshore jurisdictions, including the Crown Dependencies team of which the Jersey group is a part of,  as well as Hong Kong and Shanghai, to offer a multi-jurisdictional disputes service spanning international commercial litigation, trust disputes, insolvency and restructuring work. Jared Dann heads the practice group, specialising in trust litigation and matters involving fraud and asset recovery. Fraser Robertson is a commercial litigator, handling contentious trust, contractual disputes and professional negligence claims, while Niall MacDonald, who joined from Walkers in 2021, has a varied practice regarding trusts and high-value employment disputes. Senior associate Amy Benest is also noted for trust litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jared Dann

Autres avocats clés:

Fraser Robertson; Niall MacDonald; Amy Benest

Les références

‘Jared Dann is excellent-a superb advocate who never overstates matters. he is excellent at handling difficult clients and takes a sensible pragmatic approach to matters.’

‘Appleby Jersey has provided excellent advice to my clients. Their approach is practical and pragmatic. They are aware of cost issues and are able to manage expectations very well. Lawyers are courteous and responsive. Billing is reasonable and what should be expected for a firm of its stature. It is truly a pleasure working with Appleby Jersey.’

‘Jared Dann is a very intelligent, personable and practical litigation lawyer. He has an excellent knowledge of trust law and Jersey court procedures. He is able to set expectations straight from the beginning and guide clients through the litigation process in an easy-to-understand manner. He is also a pleasure to work with.’

Principaux clients

Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Limited

Deloitte LLP

Grant Thornton Limited

Jersey Trust Corporation

VCI Limited

Alix Partners

Advanz Pharma

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

Principaux dossiers

  • Following 3 landmark decisions acting for beneficiaries of Piedmont and Riviera Trusts in relation to Proceedings for blessing of Trustees’ decision to partition trusts.
  • Advising Alix Partner as administrators of the Casual Dining Group and obtaining recognition in Jersey where there are number of sites including well-known brands like Bella Italia.
  • Acting for Advanz Pharma Limited in relation to its acquisition of Nordic Capital by way of a Court-sponsored Scheme of Arrangement.

Bedell Cristin

The litigation department at Bedell Cristin mainly handles big-ticket commercial litigation, trust disputes and contentious and non-contentious insolvencies. It is also regularly instructed in shareholder disputes. Robert Gardner  is the practice head and an experienced trial advocate, as is former managing partner David Cadin . Edward Drummond  is a commercial litigator, also focusing on regulatory and compliance work. Robert Christie and associate Sonia Shah have substantial contentious trusts experience between them, while associate Sonia Minns has recent experience in unfair prejudice claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Robert Gardner

Autres avocats clés:

David Cadin; Ed Drummond; Robert Christie; Sonia Shah; Sonia Minns

Les références

‘Bobby Christie is the partner and main fee earner working on the matter. He is outstanding as an advocate, gives clear and practical advice, and does so very promptly. First class.’

‘Good dispute resolution capabilities across the board.’

‘Willingness to ‘go the extra mile’. Very user friendly.’

Principaux clients

Creditors Committee – Purdue Pharma LP


Traynor as liquidators of BetIndex

Adeem Investment Holding Company KSCH

JSC Commercial Bank Privat Bank

Insurance Corp of the C I Ltd / States of Jersey

Rysaffe Fiduciaries S.à.r.l .

Sakab Saudi Holdings Limited

Cristi a na



Singapore Limited

Dominion (Film Schemes / Sundax )


Bankasi A.Ş.

New World TMT Limited


Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for the Begbies Traynor liquidators of Betindex Limited.

Dickinson Gleeson

Dispute resolution is a core component of Dickinson Gleeson‘s offering. The team is well suited to contentious trusts, with deep knowledge in Jersey trust law. It has an impressive client roster of high-net-worth individuals and their trusts, as well as a variety of trustees and creditors, in the case of bankruptcy proceedings. Jointly taking the lead are co-founding partners and experienced commercial litigators James Dickinson  and James Gleeson , both of whom are focused on trust and funds disputes. Craig Swart is a South African attorney specialising in trusts and insolvency law, while Guillaume Staal  has a niche in estates disputes. Senior associate Pierre Ali-Noor puts an emphasis on emphasis on trusts, fraud and investment disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

James Dickinson; James Gleeson

Autres avocats clés:

Craig Swart; Guillaume Staal; Jonathan Barham; Pierre Ali-Noor

Les références

‘The team is very responsive and provides timely and detailed answers in judicial proceedings.’

‘Availability and adaptability to the clients’ needs.’

‘They are a specialist and high quality law firm on Jersey.’

Principaux clients

Geneva Trust Company (GTC)

Redox PLC (acting for the bankruptcy trustee)



Loan Assignment Group Association

Andrew Valmorbida

Principaux dossiers


    Viberts‘ disputes team is known for handling a wide variety of cases, including administrative reviews, insurance-related claims, a specialty of Corinne Holmes, construction disputes, contentious trust and probate work, as well as commercial litigation. The team is led by Christina Hall, an experienced commercial and trust litigator. Rebecca Morley-Kirk is focused on disputes involving human rights, employment and immigration law, but also has a criminal law practice. Giles Emmanuel  is instructed in cases involving insolvencies, trusts, construction and real estate.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    Christina Hall

    Autres avocats clés:

    Rebecca Morley-Kirk; Giles Emmanuel; Corinne Holmes

    Les références

    ‘Outstanding client care. Fight for clients. Always properly resourced and know the legal personalities in Jersey.’

    ‘Christina Hall and Corinne Holmes.’

    ‘Christina Hall has been most involved in recent years I/we cannot fault her work. The care, attention and understanding she has given to our requirements together with her professional acumen is outstanding.’

    Principaux clients

    Rok Construction Limited

    Rok Homes Limited

    CNR Construction

    Maillard & Co

    Unite the Union

    Representation of the minor children in Crociani

    Royal College of Nursing

    British Cycling Association

    Police Association

    Principaux dossiers

    • In the Representation of the Milbanke Trust; representating the settlor and beneficiary to set aside the Trust on the grounds of duress.
    • In the Representation of Falle; representing the representor seeking to establish Jersey law ancillary rights to contractual servitudes.
    • In Corbin v Dorynek and Flath; represented the defendant in a liability trial in the first maritime trial to come before the Jersey court.


    The dispute resolution and insolvency team at Walkers is made up of experts in Jersey and international litigation and insolvencies, with a strong focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. An area of focus that stands out for the group is high-value trust litigation, but it also has sizeable commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and contested regulatory practices. On the insolvency and restructuring front, the group is well-versed in contentious and non-contentious matters. Veteran commercial litigator Nigel Sanders heads the team and is admitted in Jersey, England, BVI and Cayman, allowing him to handle a variety of cross-border disputes. Fraser Hern takes the lead on numerous offshore insolvency matters, and is also an expert in asset recovery. Marc Seddon combines commercial litigation expertise with contentious trusts and regulatory knowledge. Senior associate James Turnbull is also recommended, specialising in fraud-related, regulatory and trust disputes. Richard Holden has recently joined from Carey Olsen.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    Nigel Sanders

    Autres avocats clés:

    Fraser Hern; Marc Seddon; James Turnbull

    Les références

    ‘Incredibly reactive when needed, proactive and very considered in managing risk around dispute. A very approachable team who have taken the time to fully understand the issues, personalities and history.’

    ‘Marc Seddon – outstanding. Proactive and very measured, giving significant consideration to the handling of approach, communication, documentation and actions. Always available.’

    ‘A sizeable team very well versed in Jersey litigation and imaginative in approach’

    Principaux clients

    Consolidated Minerals Limited

    Limora Investments Limited

    RBC Trustees (CI) Limited

    Jasmine Trustees Limited

    Lutea Trustees Limited


    Principaux dossiers

    • Representing Consolidated Minerals as defendant in its defence of a claim for constructive dismissal and breach of contract by a former CEO.  Matter involves complex factual analysis across a global business of the role of claimant.
    • Representing RBC Trustees as the trustee of five charitable sub-trusts in litigation known as Trilogy Management Limited –v- YT Charitable Foundation International Limited & Others. The case was the first of its kind in Jersey where the Royal Court had to consider the nature and ambit of its quasi-parental jurisdiction to supervise charitable trusts.
    • Represented the trustees of two trusts in relation to in principle decisions to distribute all the assets of the trusts.

    Ardent Chambers

    Ardent Chambers is modelled after English barristers’ chambers, comprising independent advocates and litigators specialising in commercial and trust disputes, civil litigation, contractual disputes, as well as matters pertaining to international fraud and asset recovery, regulatory investigations and employment disputes. Howard Sharp is a silk with an established contentious commercial litigation practice. Caroline Dutot focuses on contractual, licensing, regulatory, public law and employment cases. Michael Cushing is experienced in commercial and trust disputes, while Michael O’Connell is a seasoned trial advocate who also handles arbitrations and mediations.

    Responsables de la pratique:

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

    Les références

    ‘For me Ardent is all about Mike Cushing. He is my favourite litigation and contentious lawyer. If I was in a tight spot Mike would be first lawyer I would call. His good sense and analytical skills are second to none. He is certainly one of the best lawyers in the island.’

    Principaux clients

    Stonehage Fleming

    Trident Trust Company Limited


    Hunters Investments Limited

    Principaux dossiers

    • Acting for Hunters Investments Limited in a civil fraud claim seeking damages of £150 million against Sanne corporate entities.

    Ingram Advocates

    Ingram Advocates is a litigation boutique handling insurance-related litigation and regulatory defendant cases, with a burgeoning commercial litigation, contentious trusts and insolvency practice; areas that are led on by Danny Le Maistre. Managing partner Lee Ingram heads the contentious insurance and insured risks team, ably supported by senior associate Debbie Corbel, representing banking syndicates, brokers, international insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    Lee Ingram; Danny Le Maistre

    Autres avocats clés:

    Debbie Corbel

    Les références

    ‘Ingram Advocates are making great strides since their creation a few years ago and are now firmly established as a leading firm in Jersey in the field of dispute resolution. They have a first reputation as the go-to firm amongst UK and other insurers who underwrite business in Jersey.’

    ‘Lee Ingram – Highly personable and professional in equal measure, and a very experienced advocate, with a commercial awareness that is second to none. Debbie Corbel is one to watch.’

    ‘A highly respected boutique firm who can match any of the bigger firms in terms of intellect, experience and tactical nous and without the conflicts that can trouble such larger firms.’

    Principaux clients

    Allied World

    Garfield-Bennett Trust Company Limited

    J. Design Limited

    Collegiate Underwriting

    Athos Trustees (Switzerland) AG

    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


    Principaux dossiers

    • Instructed by the MIB in respect to a catastrophic personal injury claim. The Plaintiff’s claim had been brought against an uninsured driver for damages following very serious injuries arising out of a road accident. The claim was compromised in a confidential agreement which was blessed by the Royal Court with our assistance acting on behalf of the MIB.
    • Acted on behalf of the defendant insurers in respect to a catastrophic personal injury claim and the subsequent settlement, blessing and approval of the same.
    • Acted for the settlor of two Jersey trusts in connection with proceedings brought by the trustee seeking a blessing of their decision to exclude his daughter as a beneficiary of the trusts.

    Seymour Law LLP

    Seymour Law LLP brings together expertise in dispute resolution, employment, trust and regulatory issues, predominantly assisting professional trustees and beneficiaries in contentious trust cases. The team is led by seasoned advocate Mark Renouf, who has experience in trust disputes involving high-profile divorce proceedings. Jean-Marie Renouf  is also recommended for his advocacy.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    Mark Renouf

    Autres avocats clés:

    Jean-Marie Renouf; Paul Matthams

    Les références

    ‘Approachable, unstuffy, attentive, knowledgeable, pragmatic and focused on delivering practical solutions.’

    ‘Mark Renouf tries to make himself available at all times when circumstances require it – quick turnaround with reassuring and sensible advice at all times. Always a pleasure to do business with him, which is rare in contentious litigation.’

    ‘This is a boutique firm specialising in Trust litigation. You have their undivided attention to detail and the two partners Mark Renouf and Jean Marie Renouf have the experience to cut to the chase.’

    Principaux clients

    Baccata Trustees Limited

    Accuro Trust

    Fairway Trust

    Aneta Jensen

    Titris SA and Nerina Cucchiaro

    Principaux dossiers

    • Instructed by six family members in the matter of the Piedmont and Riviera Trusts, a long running Jersey trust case.
    • Advising former trustees in the Titris SA and Cucchiaro Inter family dispute over ownership of a major manufacturing company held in trust.
    • Acting for one of the professional trustees in a highly contentious dispute amongst family members connected to sister trusts in Jersey holding a very valuable manufacturing business through a multi-jurisdiction structure.

    Steenson Nicholls LLP

    At litigation boutique Steenson Nicholls LLP, lawyers provide a comprehensive service to clients engaged in disputes, with an often high-profile roster of cases. The practice is led by veteran litigators Paul Nicholls and David Steenson , ably supported by Nicholas Mière , who focuses on regulatory, white-collar and contentious trust cases.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    Paul Nicholls; David Steenson; Nicholas Miere

    Les références

    ‘This is a small boutique firm that provides an individual approach to client care.’

    ‘David Steenson is a hugely experienced lawyer and talented advocate across a range of fields of law with good judgment of the strengths and weaknesses of a case. He is fearless and determined in court and has strong negotiating skills. Paul Nicholls has extensive experience of trust and asset tracing litigation and an approachable nature, which instils confidence.’

    ‘The team is efficient and responsive’

    Principaux clients

    Aquilon AG

    Camerons Limited

    DWF Law LLP

    Kobre & Kim LLP

    Hawksford Trust Company (Jersey) Limited

    The Swedish Trust

    Shell House Limited

    Guardian Global Capital (Suisse) SA

    EUAS International ICC

    Angel Fish Group

    Future Finance Group

    Lindhurst Group

    DAS Legal Expenses

    Retail Ventures Limited

    PII Verulam Gardens Limited

    Trowers & Hamlins

    Fiduchi Group

    Principaux dossiers

    • Acted as the court appointed representative of minor children in Kea Investments Limited v Watson and others.
    • Representing Aquilon AG in contentious trust proceedings concerning two Jersey trusts with a combined value in excess of £100 million.
    • Representing the former Attorney General of Kenya in connection with proceedings for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and knowing receipt.

    Oben Law

    Oben Law is geared towards dispute resolution, with experience in matters involving financial services businesses, trusts and fiduciary issues, insolvencies (where lawyers are instructed by creditors), as well as contentious regulatory issues. Managing partner David Wilson is well-known for financial services disputes.

    Responsables de la pratique:

    David Wilson

    Les références

    ‘I instructed them because of their expertise in matters involving regulatory prosecutions and experience with insurance issues.’

    ‘David Wilson provided Jersey Law advice to me on a matter I was handling that involved circumstances in Jersey and and an English Law policy. He was readily contactable, quick to respond, knowledgeable and provided sound written advice. He was mindful of the needs of an overseas client not familiar with Jersey and produced advice that was readily understood by the client. He was also prepared to take account of the fact that Jersey appear fees are very high to a London insurer client, and moderated the rates to assist.’

    ‘David Wilson is thorough and comprehensive.’

    Principaux clients






    Praxis IFM