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Lacey Advocates, Beverley Lacey, St Helier, JERSEY

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Beverley Lacey

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Lacey Advocates

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Commercial litigation and regulatory.


With over 25 years’ experience, Beverley Lacey is a leading Jersey commercial litigation and regulatory law specialist, who acts in major cases before the island’s courts and on regulatory investigations and enforcement-action cases. Beverley is representing the Jersey government before the inquiry into historic child abuse (the Jersey Care Inquiry) and also leads the team acting for the JFSC before the island’s Royal Court and Court of Appeal. Beverley’s main clients include financial institutions, boards of directors, HNWIs, regulators and government bodies. Beverley has acted for the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) since its establishment in 1998. A crown advocate since 2000, her work also includes prosecuting on behalf of HM attorney general. As testament to her broad skill range and experience, for the Jersey government Beverley devised the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme, through which financial compensation is paid to the victims of child abuse, and oversees its administration. Beverley has an established leading reputation of managing major projects and complex cases for clients. In addition to the inquiry above, Beverley’s recent work includes having: negotiated settlements with HMRC over the establishment of 200+ trusts; overseen the wind down of a financial service business and transfer of 100+ clients to new service providers; undertaken a money laundering investigation into a bank-owned trust company; acting as reporting professional, concerning unauthorised financial services business. This work is often confidential and sensitive and not in the public domain. Beverley is a regular conference chairperson and speaker. Recent topics include regulatory investigations, AML/CFT and sanctions and company law, including directors’ duties, disqualification and shareholder rights and remedies.


Trained Inns of Court School of Law. Barrister Inner Temple 1985; Chambers of Nicholas Valios QC, London 1985-90; senior litigation partner Mourant Ozannes 1990-2012; established Lacey Advocates 2012; Advocate of the Royal Court 1994; Crown Advocate 2000.


Eastwood (Hall Park) School; Leeds University, LLB (Hons) 1984.




Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Specialist litigation and regulatory boutique Lacey Advocates represents clients such as the Jersey government and the JFSC. Headed by founding partner Beverley Lacey, the team is currently advising the regulator on the enforcement of a number of potential independent financial adviser license revocations, and recently acted in a number of high-value trust disputes. Also notable are advocates Eloise Layzell, David Banks and Jane Martin.

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