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Ogier, Nicola Roberts, St Helier, JERSEY

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Nicola Roberts

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Nicola's practice focuses on commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency, fraud, asset-tracing and regulatory work including sanctions. With more than a decade's experience offshore, she has considerable experience of complex high value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. Nicola is qualified in Jersey and the BVI, and she is frequently instructed on matters spanning both jurisdictions. Legal 500 cites client feedback that Nicola 'can see the bigger picture very quickly and therefore implements and acts with detail'. She also has a broad experience of alternative dispute resolution procedues including mediation and arbitration proceedings.


Prior to moving to Jersey, Nicola advised on major insolvency and commercial litigation in the UK, as well as defamation law.

Nicola worked for Ogier in the British Virgin Islands and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2008. In 2014 she waulified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey. Nicola provides advice to our clients on both BVI and Jersey law.


Nicola is a member of the Law Society in England and Wales, the Jersey Law Society and an overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association of England and Wales. She is also a member of INSOL International.


Admitted in:
2014 - Jersey
2008 - British Virgin Islands
2001 - England and Wales


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Clients define Ogier as ‘high quality coupled with practical knowledge and expertise in the Jersey court system, explained to non-lawyers in plain and simple ways’. Regulatory sub-team co-chair Nick Williams continues to act for the trustee of four high-value trusts with regard to significant disputes arising from a proposed segregation of trust assets between various branches of the family, while the ‘excellentEdward Mackereth oversaw one of the group’s numerous investment loss claims on behalf of a major Jersey trust in defence of breach of trust allegations pertaining to administration decisions. Nicola Roberts, who was recently promoted to counsel, ‘instills confidence from her practical knowledge’ and draws much praise from clients, alongside Jersey practice head Nigel Sanders, who ‘is clearly an expert in his field’.

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