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Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen is instructed by HNWIs to handle Jersey-based and multi-jurisdictional family matters, including both amicable and contentious divorces and associated disputes concerning children, property and maintenance payments; the group is particularly well known for its strength in assisting with the drafting of pre-nuptial agreements. Steering the practice is Marcus Pallot, an experienced litigator who represents wealthy individuals in divorce proceedings. Lauren Glynn, who was promoted to counsel in January 2023, represents clients going through divorces and subsequent disputes relating to finances and children. Tori Cure‘s practice encompasses contested child-related matters, but she has a particular focus on trust matters, while Tara Lee, who joined the firm from BCR Law in January 2022, supports clients engaged in multi-jurisdictional trust and financial disputes, in addition to handling leave to remove cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcus Pallot

Autres avocats clés:

Lauren Glynn; Tori Cure; Tara Lee

Les références

‘There is a depth and breadth in this practice which enhances the service given to matrimonial clients in the ability to swiftly access quality input across a variety of disciplines. In my opinion, they are the standout team of matrimonial lawyers in Jersey.’

‘Lauren Glynn is always a pleasure to have as an opponent – straightforward, practical and reasonable.’

‘Lauren Glynn’s team are easy to get along with which enables you to have a collaborative discussion to reach the best results for both sides of a case. Even the less experienced members of their team are very knowledgeable of the legal issues in dispute and know the facts of their cases.’

Corbett Le Quesne

Corbett Le Quesne‘s team is well versed in the full spectrum of family law matters, handling complex divorce cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and parental child abduction cases, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional family matters, including complex children matters. The practice is co-headed by Barbara Corbett, an experienced arbitrator who frequently handles cross-border cases, ranging from divorces and related financial disputes to trusts, adoption and surrogacy issues, and Nicholas Le Quesne, who advises clients on matrimonial financial arrangements and is also adept at handling complex matters of child law. Kate Donohue represents HNWIs in divorce proceedings and also advises on care, residence and contact orders.

Responsables de la pratique:

Barbara Corbett; Nicholas Le Quesne

Autres avocats clés:

Kate Donohue

Les références

‘A special mention for Nicholas Le Quesne, who has been updating me regularly throughout the process so far, keeping me aware of proceedings and subsequently submitting my comments. He is friendly and accommodating.’

‘My daughter and I are eternally grateful for all the help, support and service which was provided by the Corbett Le Quesne team in our complicated case. Every team member has been supporting me from the beginning till the end. I’ve never needed a lawyer before, but Barbara Corbett was helpful in everything and at every stage.’

‘Nicholas Le Quesne and Barbara Corbett are exceptional at what they do. They provide a wonderful and supportive service.’


Myersons frequently assists HNWIs with complex family matters, notably divorces concerning multiple jurisdictions, as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements. The practice is also sought after for its work on children matters, handling residence and contact orders in addition to assisting with leave to remove matters. Practice head Victoria Myerson advises wealthy individuals on financial separations and acts for both parents and courts in child-related disputes. The firm strengthened its ranks in January 2023 with the addition of Jamie Orchard from Viberts, whose practice centres on assisting HNWIs with their overseas assets and companies, as well as handling matters concerning children, including Hague Convention proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Victoria Myerson

Autres avocats clés:

Jamie Orchard

Les références

Victoria Myerson rightly takes her place among the Hall of Famers. The firm has further enhanced their partner offering with the superlative Jamie Orchard joining – his years of experience bely just how excellent he is as a lawyer.’

‘Jamie Orchard: a fantastic practitioner who has the unique combination of superlative client skills, excellent legal knowledge and instinct.’

‘A superb team. Well respected family lawyers. Jamie Orchard recently joined the firm. He is a great addition.’


Viberts‘ team represents HNWIs in divorce and ancillary relief proceedings, as well as advising on matters pertaining to children, inheritance and property issues. Practice head Rose Colley handles the breadth of family law issues, handling complex financial disputes in addition to arrangements concerning children. Emma Hollywood has experience at the intersection of criminal and children law, focusing her practice on proceedings under the Children Act, non-molestation orders and divorce cases. Alexandra Cohen handles both divorces and non-matrimonial matters, as well as acting in children’s proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rose Colley

Autres avocats clés:

Emma Hollywood; Alexandra Cohen

Les références

‘The stand-out family law team in Jersey. Able to handle the largest cases with ease and obtain stunning results.’

‘Rose Colley – a wonderful combination of high emotional intelligence, judgement and tenacity. Alexandra Cohen – a natural advocate. No one at her level comes close.’

‘The way the firm navigates the divorce landscape is commendable, they stand their ground where they need to but at the same time are empathetic.’


BCR Law‘s family practice is well versed in the gamut of relevant matters, handling pre-nuptial agreements, divorces, and child and spousal maintenance issues, in addition to complex issues concerning children, such as care and contact arrangements. The team works alongside the firm’s private clients, wills and estates, and residential property teams to give support on a wide range of family law issues. Emma Wakeling heads up the team; she specialises in drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements for HNWIs, as well as representing clients involved in relocation and child abduction proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emma Wakeling

Les références

‘Every member of the team that I have met and dealt with is very friendly, welcoming and compassionate. They made me feel at ease and gave me confidence immediately, that they would work hard to resolve my matters. They have all been so helpful and supportive, even allowing me permission to contact my lawyer directly out of hours if necessary, which was more support than I could have ever imagined and was very reassuring. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at BCR Law.’

‘I am very grateful for all of the advice, support and help I have received from Emma Wakeling. She has done so much for me and helped my matters immensely.’

‘BCR are a highly responsive team. Divorce is challenging, but I was listened to, advised clearly and concisely and felt empowered to take the next step. I have absolute confidence in Emma Wakeling. I am a busy professional and require quick response times, clarity and concision in communication together with effective time management of tasks; I found this with BCR.’

Benest & Syvret

Benest & Syvret runs the gamut of complex public and private child law matters, including care arrangements, leave to remove applications and Hague Convention proceedings, in addition to representing clients going through divorces and handling issues relating ancillary relief. Practice head Nina Benest has experience in a wide variety of matters, including complex separations and associated property and childcare arrangements. Darry Robinson is a litigator noted for his command of human rights law in disputes concerning children, and whose family practice encompasses child contact, maintenance and residency matters among others. Clare Woodhouse supports clients throughout divorce proceedings, as well as handling child contact and residency cases.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nina Benest

Autres avocats clés:

Darry Robinson; Clare Woodhouse

Les références

‘The team were always supportive and available with good advice, when needed. They cut through much of the emotion and kept to the facts and practical advice.’

‘Nina Benest is exceptional – direct, clinical and always willing to push a good point, yet balanced with calm and pragmatic advice, when needed.’

‘The attention to detail and willingness to go that extra mile for their clients is what I think sets them apart from other legal firms. I can’t thank Benest & Syvret enough for all their help during what was a really difficult time for me.’

Principaux clients

Penelope Chapman

Chantal Cottillard

Fleur Bressat

Jennifer Noel

Jamie McIntosh

Susan and Robert Walker

Rachel Genee McDermott

Anna Messervy

Nazrul Haque

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a young person with multiple diagnoses of ADHD, ODD and gender dysphoria in public law proceedings concerning care and residency provisions.
  • Represented a father seeking to enforce visitation requirements with his son after his mother had removed him from Jersey without permission.
  • Represented a mother in defending public law proceedings, where children had been removed from the home by Children’s Services, and acted in subsequent claims for declaratory relief and damages under Article 8 of the ECHR.


Under Natalie Jenner‘s leadership, the team at Parslows represents clients in a range of matrimonial proceedings, including divorce and separation agreements and contentious ancillary issues, as well as assisting with the drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements. The practice also takes on private child matters, such as parental responsibility disputes, leave to remove applications and surname changes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Natalie Jenner

Les références

‘Approachable. Partner led. Responsiveness.’

‘Natalie Jenner offers a judgement-free space where you will be listened to. I felt supported by her and she helped me to make some very difficult decisions. Every time I speak to her, I come away feeling empowered with a sense of clarity. She offered sensible advice and guided me through various processes at a very difficult time. She has excellent knowledge of family law. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.’

‘Excellent client service, knowledgeable, caring staff. Effective communication, clear and concise information. I wish I had used Parslows years ago and I am sure the outcome I faced would have been very different.’