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Jersey

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Dickinson Gleeson

Dickinson Gleeson, which primarily acts for investors in UK real estate finance, also has niche expertise in art finance - which often presents more challenging issues in Jersey than London due to different laws covering security over chattels. Edward Scott is the sole partner in the practice.

Practice head(s):Edward Scott

Key Clients

Tellon Capital

Pentera

Intertrust

Royal Bank of Canada

Ahli United Bank

Athena Art Finance Corp.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tellon Capital on borrowing to finance its purchase of the Chineham Shopping Centre, near Basingstoke, and increasing an existing finance facility to purchase land to expand the Bargate Shopping Centre in Southampton.
  • Advised Albury Land on borrowing £6m from Santander, against the backdrop of a large shareholding in the company being subject to probate procedures following the death of its owner.
  • Advised the Reuben Brothers on discharging an existing security prior to their purchase of the Burlington Arcade in London.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 4

Dickinson Gleeson

Dickinson Gleeson's practice, headed by Edward Scott, has a core strength of advising on Jersey offshore structures used in UK real estate deals. The firm benfits from partnerships with intermediaries including Reed Smith LLP and Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, while it also collaborates with Guernsey firm Ferbrache & Farrell LLP for pan-Channel Islands corporate and finance work.

Practice head(s):Edward Scott

Testimonials

'Edward Scott gives practical, user-friendly advice, and is viewed as part of the client team an the onshore firm presents.'

Key Clients

The Reuben Brothers

Tellon Capital

Pentera

Intertrust

Royal Bank of Canada

Fairway

Trident

Work highlights

  • Advised the Reuben Brothers on their purchase of Burlington Arcade for £300m, structured via a Jersey SPV.
  • Advised Tellon Capital on its £60m purchase of the Chineham Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, structured via a Jersey limited partnership and three corporate SPVs.
  • Advised Tellon Capital on its sale of the Atlantic Pavilion in Liverpool for £10.75m.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dickinson Gleeson

Dickinson Gleeson attracts an expanding client roster of trust companies, financial institutions, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and Jersey-based businesses. The core of the offering includes contentious trust, shareholder and insolvency disputes, and the team often handles asset tracing, fraud and employment disputes. Commercial, trust and regulatory litigator Robert Christie was elected to the partnership, joining James Dickinson and James Gleeson.

Practice head(s):James Dickinson; James Gleeson

Other key lawyers:Robert Christie

Testimonials

'A veritable litigation force with a client-care that is second-to-none'

'Dickinson Gleeson holds its own against any and all of the firms in Jersey, even the larger ones'

'Dickinson Gleeson punches well above its weight by its stellar knowledge and experience of Jersey law'

'James Dickinson is a seriously clever chap who comes up with imaginative solutions to the most horrible legal problems'

'James Dickinson is able, sensible and very articulate'

'James Gleeson is very bright'

'James Gleeson works exceptionally hard for his clients. An excellent cross-examiner'

'James Dickinson works exceptionally hard for his clients. He takes complex litigation in his stride and assembles detailed facts and arguments into a clear and persuasive form'

'James Dickinson remains impressively hardworking, focused and committed and continues to offers prompt, high quality and pragmatic legal advice'

'Robert Christie is very bright and a pleasure to deal with'

Key Clients

LGL Trust

Intertrust

Moore Stephens

Ocorian

Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees S.A.

RBC Trust Company

Richard Campbell

Rossborough Insurance (Jersey) Limited

Trident Trust Company

Vistra

Work highlights

  • Acting for the new trustee, Ocorian, in the long-running Crociani litigation.
  • Representing Rawlinson & Hunter in £72.5m of negligence claims against a former trustee for breaches of duty.
  • Acting for entrepreneur Richard Campbell in a long-running dispute concerning the recovery of assets (disputed value of £27m).
  • Acting for R. A. Rossborough in a £750,000 property dispute.
  • Advising Geneva Trust Company on the restructuring of eight connected Jersey trusts, where two are insolvent and face multiple claims to their assets.
Leading individuals

James Dickinson - Dickinson Gleeson

James Gleeson - Dickinson Gleeson

Next Generation Partners

Robert Christie - Dickinson Gleeson

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 2

Dickinson Gleeson

Best known for its litigation offering, in addition¬†Dickinson Gleeson¬†is well-equipped to provide its list of institutional and private clients with non-contentious and semi-contentious wealth structuring advice through the expertise of the highly-praised Craig Swart¬†(‚Äėexceptionally reliable‚Äô; knowledgeable and pragmatic‚Äô). Typical mandates include trust rectification and restructuring exercises (including modernising old trusts), trusteeship exits, trust take-overs, trust terminations and estate administration.

Practice head(s):Craig Swart

Other key lawyers:Edward Scott; James Gleeson

Testimonials

The partners are approachable, provide solid advice and have strong technical knowledge

Dickinson Gleeson is a very professional group of individuals which provides a very warm and friendly service

Dickinson Gleeson is very client-focused and is commercial in its pricing and advice

The team works very closely with clients to ensure a clear understanding of the engagement

A small but focused team that meets tight deadlines and produces helpful and comprehensive advice

Always responsive and approachable

Craig Swart and Edward Scott are approachable and provide sound advice for both simple and complex transactions

James Gleeson goes the extra mile with client service and provides excellent advice

Craig Swart is a very experienced lawyer and is approachable, calm and collected

Craig Swart and Edward Scott are first-class

Key Clients

Geneva Trust Company (formerly Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees SA)

RBC

Pentera Trust

Vistra

BKS Family Office

Trident

Rawlinson & Hunter Jersey

First Island Trustees

Fairway

LGL Trust

Ocorian

Work highlights

  • Advising Geneva Trust Company on the restructuring of eight connected Jersey trusts, where two are insolvent and face multiple claims to their assets.
  • Representing Geneva Trust Company in its exit from its trusteeship of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust.
Leading individuals

Craig Swart - Dickinson Gleeson

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