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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Ashton Barnes Tee

A young firm with a growing reputation’, Ashton Barnes Tee attracts praise for its specialist expertise in trusts and estates litigation, as well as commercial disputes. The firm also handles employment matters and proceeds of crime litigation. Jeremy Le Tissier represented the former chief operating officer of TISE in a dispute following the failure to pay a settlement agreement. He also handles trust litigation and proceeds of crime work and represented the defendants in a judicial review case concerning an alleged MTIC fraud. Clare Tee has ‘a no-nonsense approach, and provides refreshingly clear and concise advice’. She represented the defendant, Michael Doyle, in Guernsey’s largest-ever money laundering case. Other clients include two-time Ryder Cup winning golfer Jesper Parnevik, who Le Tissier is representing in a case regarding freezing orders to enforce a judgement for $185m from a court in Colorado.

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

Ashton Barnes Tee

Ashton Barnes Teepunches above its weight’, providing ‘prompt and detailed responses throughout’. The firm has a particular focus on acting for employees from the boardroom to the factory floor, but also does a limited amount of work for employers. Senior associate Thomas Crawfourd ‘demonstrates good technical knowledge, and intelligence in how to use it in litigation’. His work in 2016 included two agenda-setting sex discrimination cases – one successfully representing a primary school teacher, and the other involved acting for Immuno Biotech in an appeal case concerning alleged sexual harassment. He also represented a former senior employee of TISE in a Royal Court trial concerning an alleged breach of a settlement agreement, following a failure to pay an agreed compensation payment after allegations of misconduct.

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