Dispute resolution in Jersey

Baker & Partners

Litigation boutique Baker & Partners is active in a range of matters, although the firm has a particular strength in matters across areas including asset tracing. Stephen Baker is active in complex cases involving civil fraud, as is Simon Thomas, as well as more general commercial litigation and insolvency. William Redgrave continues to be instructed in major cases, such as the Crociani saga. James Sheedy, who is particularly notable in the trusts area, Charlie Sorensen, who is particularly busy in commercial and civil fraud matters, and the English-qualified Lynne Gregory are key senior associates.

Testimonials

‘Baker & Partners have a fantastic disputes practice – their knowledge on trusts is excellent and their entire team from partners to paralegals and other support staff are a pleasure to work with.  They are incredibly responsive and know the Royal Court and its workings very well.’

‘Good balance of regulatory insight (content) and tactical litigation sense (process).’

‘Smart, willing to push back against the client to stress test thinking and assumptions.  Work collaboratively to build the case leveraging the client’s own insight and experience and marrying it with what the firm brings to the table.’

‘William Redgrave has an excellent presence with clients and is a strong but realistic advocate. Lynne Gregory is calm in a crisis, a great advocate and has a real insight into matters.’

Key clients

MB & Services Ltd

Mr Oleg Sheyko

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation

Trico Ltd

CMC Holdings Limited

Punter Southall Group Limited

Mr David Standish

Grant Thornton

The Viscount of Jersey

Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman

Work highlights

  • Representing MB & Services Limited in a breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy case against Rusal stemming from the latter’s redomicilation to Russia.
  • Representing BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation in the Crociani litigation, including a conspiracy claim against Edoarda and Camilla Crociani for conspiring to breach a freezing order including defending a forum challenge, a successful contempt of court application and representation in a Privy Council appeal by minor beneficiaries.
  • Representing the former CEO of Consolidated Minerals Limited in a claim against his former employer.

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen  handles a full spectrum of disputes work, covering both trusts matters and commercial litigation. John Kelleher  handles large-scale cases including professional negligence cases and shareholder disputes among others , as well as acting as a Jersey law expert in complex foreign cases. Marcus Pallot is particularly active in insolvencies, and William Grace is known for trusts and regulatory work. Sitting between the litigation and trusts teams, Andreas Kistler handles some contentious trusts work such as contested representations. Below partner level Louise Woolrich was promoted to counsel in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

John Kelleher

Testimonials

‘A hands on, high quality, practical team who are efficient, commercial and easy to deal with.’

‘The team has depth and a real work commitment.  It’s the work that they do that really makes the case.’

‘John Kelleher leads the team. He is a fantastic advocate and great with clients. He has an exceptional ability to distil very difficult concepts into straightforward advice. He really is the best in Jersey and you want him on your side.’

‘Andreas Kistler is clear, methodical and impressive.’

‘Marcus Pallot is very commercial, practical and pragmatic.  Richard Holden is very technically astute.’

‘Michael Goulborn provides quality, timely and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Daniel Pender

Grant Thornton T (As liquidators of Bellzone Mining PLC)

Hard Rock Limited

Langham Hall

Sanne

Zurich Insurance plc

Work highlights

  • Defending Sanne against a damages claim by a former indirect shareholder.
  • Acting for Grant Thornton as liquidators of Bellzone Mining plc.
  • Advising on an unfair prejudice claim under Article 141 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 on behalf of the designer of an innovative insurance product sold in the UK market via a Jersey holding company.

Ogier

Ogier's team is 'on top of its game'. Nick Williams heads a practice that handles complex, international, trust disputes, as well as challenging company cases and other disputes. Damian Evans, who joined in January 2019 from Walkers, represents minor beneficiaries, and also handles a diverse number of other mandates, including environmental law. Global managing partner Edward Mackereth is also active in dispute resolution work covering both corporate and trusts matters, and Oliver Passmore is another key name active in matters concerning civil recovery and confiscation as well as locally atypical matters such as construction litigation. The team also includes Nic Journeaux, who joined the practice in September 2019 from Carey Olsen LLP and divides his time between London and St Helier, and James Angus, who was promoted to managing associate.

Practice head(s):

Nick Williams

Testimonials

‘The lawyers of Ogier are a strong and cohesive team and provide an integrated and supported case management approach to issues upon which they are instructed. There is a depth of experience from lawyers who have a global approach and practice. The Partners, Counsel and Associates are quick to identify the salient issues and provide concise and focussed advice.’

‘Ogier’s dispute resolution team inspires confidence – a number of talented individuals give reassurance that the matter is in extremely safe hands.’

‘Nick Williams is an excellent advocate with an eye for the points that will interest the court and how to present them as persuasively as possible.’

‘Damian Evans is a practitioner of great standing in Jersey. He is one of the most respected advocates in the jurisdiction and has had a leading practice for many years. And for good reason: he knows Jersey trust law inside out and there is no one I would rather have fighting my corner in high stakes litigation in that jurisdiction.’

‘Nic Journeaux is an excellent advocate – nothing gets past him in court and  he will stand up firmly to the other side and the Judge – just what you want from your advocate.’

‘Oliver Passmore has impressed with his ability to filter through complex facts to identify the critical issues and provide cogent advice.  Good to work with as part of a cross jurisdictional team and a well prepared and persistent advocate.’

‘James Angus is detail-focused and also a persuasive advocate.’

Key clients

BDO

FTV Capital Partners

The Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey

Tarsus Group

Gazit Globe Limited

Millennium Technology Value Partners

SIG Growth Equity Fund

Work highlights

  • Representing private equity investors and minority shareholders in ETFS Capital Limited in a complex, high-value and widely publicised dispute brought substantively against the majority shareholder, Graham Tuckwell.
  • Advising the plaintiffs, including BDO LLP as High Court-appointed estate administrators, in a high-value, complex and cross-border trusts and estates dispute relating to the late Donald Hanson.
  • Advising the Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey in relation to the administration of the bankruptcies of a Jersey individual and a connected Jersey company who are alleged to owe hundreds of millions of pounds, with over twenty parties claiming the assets as part of the Orb litigation.

Collas Crill

Collas Crill's 'exceptionally good' disputes practice covers a varied range of mandates in both the offshore space as well as issues arising on island. Practice head Damian James is active in both high-stakes trusts and commercial disputes. Simon Hurry, on top of further trust litigation work, is able to draw on his experience in the Cayman Islands in handling asset tracing and insolvency matters; he is involved in the Crociani saga for Grant Thornton while of counsel Sam Williams heads a team representing Appleby Trust Mauritius. Nuno Santos-Costa, the firm's senior partner in Jersey, handles varied litigation including prosecuting criminal cases as a Crown Advocate and representing high-net-worth individuals in construction disputes, and in a similar vein Dionne Gilbert handles a mixture of work including commercial matters, landlord and tenant cases and contentious probate. Dan Boxall is another key of counsel, and among the senior associates Daian Sumner joined in October 2019 from AMS Law in the BVI and clients also praise Lynne Calder.

Practice head(s):

Damian James

Testimonials

‘Nuno Santos-Costa is one of the most experienced advocates on the island and is an extremely robust performer in Court.’

‘Damian James consistently provides sage, no-nonsense advice and is unflappable under pressure. He is a highly experienced, persuasive and measured advocate and his manner with clients, colleagues and court alike is considerate and charming. He is a delight to work with.’

‘Dan Boxall is a pleasure to work with. He has an eagle-eye for detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of each case in which he is involved. He has a keen head for strategy and develops excellent relationships with clients, not least because of his disarmingly self-effacing manner.’

‘Simon Hurry is fast emerging as a serious player in the market. He is extremely thorough and has an excellent court manner which commands the confidence of judges.’

‘Sam Williams, who was recently made up as counsel, is one to watch for the future. He was heavily involved in the long-running Crociani litigation and is extremely able.’

‘Lynne Calder is a Senior Associate; she is an extremely bright lawyer who swiftly gets to the core of a dispute and unfailingly manages to produce high quality work. Her client facing skills are first class.’

Key clients

Vladimir Anatolevich Chernukhin and Navigator Equities Limited

Grant Thornton Limited, acting as Receivers appointed by the Royal Court of Jersey

Juntong BD LP (Cayman) and Vincent Huang

Dandara Jersey Limited

Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Limited

Salzgitter Mannesmann International (USA) Inc. (via Vinson & Elkins)

Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing an individual and Navigator Equities in an urgent application to the Royal Court to preserve the security to ensure that the arbitration awards were effectively enforcible.
  • Represented Appleby Trust (Mauritius) in a breach of trust case.
  • Representing a corporate trustee in a complex trust dispute arising out of a breakdown in relationship of a UHNW family.

Mourant

Mourant's 'dedicated and sharp' disputes practice, headed by Bruce Lincoln, covers a broad range of range of commercial litigation and trusts cases. Jonathan Speck handles some of the most complex trust cases, as well as novel professional negligence matters, while Justin Harvey-Hills' work includes trust cases, including a number of challenging appeals, as well as involvement in tax-related litigation such as the Larsen case, and is also active in a number of insolvency matters. Stephen Alexander is active in complex commercial disputes, and is also involved in the advocacy elements of court schemes of arrangement. February 2020 partner promotion Mathew Cook  is active in regulatory work.  Katie Hooper, who returned to the firm from Guildhall Chambers in Bristol, and Luke Olivier are names to note at counsel level.

Practice head(s):

Bruce Lincoln

Testimonials

‘The team have a tireless desire to make sure that they present the best possible case. This ensures that not only do they ensure that they have a thorough understanding of the relevant legal issues, but also that they are constantly evaluating and addressing novel and difficult arguments which might be available. This involves engaging with different viewpoints and disciplines, a task which is consistently managed with effortless diplomacy and aplomb. The resulted is inevitably the development of a rounded, learned and compelling case.’

‘A team with great depth of experience and a very broad network, making them an obvious choice for guidance in the most complex disputes, particularly with international elements.’

‘Two stand out partners are Bruce Lincoln and Justin Harvey-Hills. Bruce is a great communicator with very astute legal judgement and Justin demonstrates total commitment to cases and engagement with clients about them.’

‘Jonathan Speck is, of course, a recognized international star who always delivers the highest quality strategic advice. He is well known as the man to see in Jersey on all legal matters, not just trust litigation.’

‘Mathew Cook has good regulatory knowledge and gives detailed thoughtful advice.’

Key clients

Jersey Home Loans Limited

Accuro Trust (Jersey) Limited

Oak Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Pinnacle Trustees Limited

ETFS Capital Limited

Shire plc

Work highlights

  • Acting for 36 plaintiffs, in what is thought to be Jersey’s first class action, against Jersey-based tax advisors for breach of contract and negligence, in claims that are currently worth in excess of £50m.
  • Acting for the executor in the Z Trusts litigation, which has led to some of the most significant Jersey precedent in recent years.
  • Acting for ETFS Capital Limited in relation to unfair prejudice claims brought by its minority shareholders in ultra-high value litigation.

Appleby

Appleby's 'partner-led' disputes practice covers a wide range of work concerning the island's financial services economy. Practice head Michael Cushing is involved in significant trusts disputes, representing respected trust companies, with some other mandates including shareholder disputes. Fraser Robertson frequently represents beneficiaries in matters against trustees, and Jared Dann is also involved in key cases; the pair represented the Nigerian government in the Abacha asset recovery case (one of several mandates with African links). Michael O’Connell rejoined the practice group from the firm's group managing partner role in January 2020. Olwyn Barry focuses on BVI litigation.

Practice head(s):

Michael Cushing

Testimonials

‘The team is very much partner-led. Whilst complex cases inevitably require large teams it is reassuring to be dealing with the lead partner on a regular basis rather than, as is the case with some firms, being passed around a number of assistants. They have litigation specialists who are well-versed in Jersey trust law but are also excellent court advocates.’

‘Appleby has an energy that is welcome and a strong team of people who are approachable.’

‘Fraser Robertson wears knowledge and ability extremely lightly. He is is very bright, hard working and practical. You want him on your side in a dispute.’

‘Mike Cushing always delivers a top class service with a good dose of practical common sense and a smile.’

‘Jared Dann understands litigation across borders and is firm in his advice.’

Key clients

Atrium European Real Estate Limited

Barclays Bank PLC

Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

SMP Partners

The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited

HSBC

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in relation to the recovery of $300m assets held in Jersey.
  • Acted for the trustee in the first proceedings of their kind in Jersey establishing a procedure for the winding-up of an insolvent trust.
  • Advising on a substantial acquisition through a court-sponsored scheme of arrangement which raised novel issues in relation to the treatment of underlying nominee shareholders.

Bedell Cristin

Covering the gamut of offshore litigation, Bedell Cristin's Jersey disputes practice head Robert Gardner's work includes heavyweight shareholder cases involving allegations of unfair prejudice alongside. David Cadin, who is also the bâtonnier of the Jersey Law Society, has a practice that includes complex trust litigation. Edward Drummond has expertise in challenging insolvency law, ranging from complex international matters to ones with peculiarities of Jersey customary law, and trust disputes. Among the senior associates, Sonia Shah and Sonia Minns are key names, with the former having been lead associate in Crociani.

Practice head(s):

Robert Gardner

Testimonials

‘Rob Gardner brings common sense and good judgement to bear.’

‘Ed Drummond is a clever, hard working lawyer who is an outstanding advocate.’

‘David Cadin is highly respected by his peers and brings a lot of experience to bear.’

‘Sonia Shah is a simply superb senior associate who is always on top of the cases she is working on.’

Key clients

The F Trust

CVR

EY

Amicus for Royal Court of Jersey

Jersey Home Loans

KPMG – Ablyazov receivers

Work highlights

  • Acting for a high-net-worth Australian businessman who is defending Jersey proceedings brought by various private equity funds.
  • Acting for the new trustee in bringing a claim against the former trustee for £50 million on the basis of gross negligence in terms of structuring the trust and managing it.
  • Edward Drummond was appointed as an amicus by the Royal Court of Jersey to resolve a 20-year trust dispute involving assets of the former Yugoslavia.

Dickinson Gleeson

An independent firm with a track record of representing key names in the island's financial services economy, Dickinson Gleeson is active in a range of Chancery litigation representing various different stakeholders. James Dickinson's work includes complex cases with issues of legal professional privilege among others, as well as commercial disputes and asset recovery matters. James Gleeson represents leading trust companies in high-profile trusts cases including the Z Trusts and Crociani cases (in the latter, he represents the new trustees, Ocorian). Senior associate Guillaume Staal is a key name below partner level, and in 2019 well-regarded senior associate Pierre Ali-Noor joined from Mourant.

Practice head(s):

James Dickinson; James Gleeson

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Staal; Pierre Ali-Noor

Testimonials

‘Dickinson Gleeson has lawyers sophisticated and experienced enough to tackle the most complex and challenging of big commercial and trust cases.’

‘James Dickinson is extraordinarily hard working, and very bright. He wants to understand everything and attains a really strong grasp of the factual issues and legal nuances of a case. Not afraid to get stuck in and robust on his feet. Extremely thorough in his preparations and devastatingly effective in court.’

‘James Gleeson is cerebrally intelligent, and wears it lightly. Very, very good lawyer to have on your side in a complex commercial or chancery dispute.’

‘Pierre Ali-Noor is hard working, charming and diligent. He really gets into the meat of a case.’

‘Guillaume Staal is a future star. A very understated but very intelligent legal mind.’

Key clients

Geneva Trust Company (GTC) SA

EFG Bank AG, Singapore branch

Ocorian Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Intertrust

Rossborough

LGL Trust

Trident Trust Company

Work highlights

  • Acting for Geneva Trust Company in relation both to the well-known insolvent “Z Trusts”, and to various disputes (originating from the high-profile Investec v Glenalla litigation) concerning trusts connected to the Tchenguiz family.
  • Instructed to act for EFG Bank as an expert witness on Jersey law, in litigation before the Singapore High Court.
  • Acting for the new trustee, Ocorian, in the long-running Crociani litigation.

WALKERS

WALKERS' growing disputes practice covers the full spectrum, with particular bright spots in insolvency, trusts and commercial matters. Nigel Sanders, in addition to accepting mandates as a Jersey law expert in cases abroad, handles disputes including complex trust litigation, cross-border asset tracing and tax information exchange matters. Group partner Fraser Hern's mandates include international insolvency and security enforcement matters, while Marc Seddon's work has included cases at the interface of employment and commercial litigation as well as trusts cases. James Turnbull and Niall MacDonald are two key senior associates in the team.

Practice head(s):

Nigel Sanders

Key clients

Consolidated Minerals Limited

Werksmans Attorneys

Jersey Mutual

United Energy Group Plc

Work highlights

  • Represented Consolidated Minerals Limited in its defence of a claim for constructive dismissal, breach of contract by a former senior director. This is the highest value employment case to be litigated before the Royal Court Jersey.
  • Acted for the purchaser in respect of a Jersey scheme of arrangement relating to the purchase of shares in Kuwait Energy Group plc, the transaction value is £500m.
  • Providing expert Jersey law advice for use in South African proceedings in relation to obtaining video evidence from Jersey.

BCR Law

BCR Law handles a range of litigation work, primarily connected to matters on-island. David Benest has a diverse practice, in addition to being especially notable for his role in some of the island's largest personal injury cases, and related medical law issues, he also advises the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Jeremy Heywood's recent cases have involved construction and property work, including planning litigation, and Adam Harrison's workload includes a range of criminal matters including health and safety and major criminal fraud trials. Below partner level, George Pearce was called as a Jersey advocate in 2019 and clients praise English-qualified Alexandra Baker.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Heywood

Testimonials

‘Strong on local knowledge of legal system.’

‘They are probably the best personal injury lawyers on the island.’

‘Alexandra Baker and David Benest are approachable and measured in their approach and delivered a good outcome for us.’

‘Jeremy Heywood is an astute and brilliant negotiator able to achieve remarkable results.’

Key clients

Aviva

Ageas

MDU

MDDUS

Jersey Financial Services Commission

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society

Clifton Trust Limited

Freedom Church Jersey Limited

Minister for Health & Social Services

Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands

Work highlights

  • Acted for the corporate entity of a local Christian charity in respect of various issues arising out of the renovation of a Grade I Listed former cinema in the centre of St. Helier.
  • Acted in the defence of the Minister, in particular the midwifery teams and the Jersey General Hospital, in a complex, multi-million pound, clinical negligence claim arising out of the birth of an infant at the Hospital.
  • Acted for the financial services regulator of Jersey in defence of an appeal brought by a regulated entity against a decision to revoke that entity’s registration.

Ingram Advocates

Ingram Advocates' name partner Lee Ingram is particularly notable for his insurance practice, in which he represents all manner of insured civil defendants, covering personal injury and beyond. Danny Le Maistre, who joined in June 2019 from Collas Crill, handles a large range of work concerning his traditional practice of trusts cases, as well as being involved in matters including professional negligence cases.

Practice head(s):

Lee Ingram; Danny Le Maistre

Testimonials

‘Ingram Advocates provide a quality service without the usual breath-taking fees. This allows us to justify obtaining expert advice externally with the knowledge that we can rely on their cutting edge advice.’

‘Danny Le Maistre is a quality litigator. He provides no nonsense advice and cuts to the nub of the issue. He can grasp complex matters quickly and ensures we remain focussed on the end goal. He is practical and level headed with an ability to provide sensible and expert advice.’

Key clients

John W. Dick

J Design Limited

Work highlights

  • Defending J Design, a local architectural and design practice against a professional negligence claim brought by a developer relating to a landslip.
  • Advising and representing John W. Dick, the settlor of Jersey trusts in relation to litigation in Jersey and connected proceedings in the US and Russia. The Jersey proceedings include applications by his daughter, Tanya Dick-Stock, for removal of the trustee and for a declaration of ownership over a property in Russia.

Oben Law

Simon Franckel and David Wilson are the two partners at Oben Law, which handles a range of cases in the trust space, primarily acting for professional trustees, and the firm continues this theme through representing businesses in the regulated financial services sector in contentious regulatory matters and professional negligence cases. At associate level, Greg Herold-Howes is noted.

Practice head(s):

David Wilson; Simon Franckel

Other key lawyers:

Greg Herold-Howes

Testimonials

‘Good quality team with strength in depth allied with a best in class regulatory team a unique and compelling offering.’

‘We have worked with the team who are experienced and level headed and responsive when its needed.’

‘David Wilson is a very experienced adviser and advocate: user friendly, well known to the Court and a strong tactician.’

‘Simon Franckel carries out sensitive investigations discretely and efficiently.’

Key clients

Appleby

FCM

Aqua

Zada Capital

Vistra

Vantage

Equiom

Astall

Oak

Sanne

Zedra

Viscount

Praxis IFM

Work highlights

  • Advising the trustee in proceedings to determine the ownership of the trust fund, involving competing constructive trust claims.
  • Advising business in relation to the first ever civil penalty imposed in Jersey.
  • Continuing to advise and assist Directors of Longton Holdings Ltd, following an order for that Company’s just and equitable winding up.

Seymour Law LLP

At litigation boutique Seymour Law LLP, both Jean-Marie Renouf and Mark Renouf are active in trusts matters (primarily acting for trustees), asset tracing and freezing matters and regulatory issues - as well as having a significant employment practice primarily active for executives and senior employees. Many matters involve complex cross-border issues, and Mark Renouf also has competition law expertise. The firm is now separate from, but is still allied with, Noirmont Consulting.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Marie Renouf; Mark Renouf

Testimonials

‘Technically competent while able to communicate clearly and succinctly without resorting to legal jargon, user friendly and always cheerful.’

‘Jean-Marie Renouf provides first class practical specialist advice on trust related matters. He is extremely user- friendly and in a complicated area of law provides the advice in such a way is easily understood by the client.’

‘Mark Renouf is particularly responsive, pragmatic and reassuring.’

Key clients

V Trustees Limited

Aneta Jensen

Baccata Trustees Limited

Titris SA

Infrasoft Technologies Limited

ACIES Law, Singapore

Work highlights

  • Represented a trustee in securing a court sanction to sell an art collection owned by a trust.
  • Representing a private individual in a multi-jurisdictional divorce case, securing asset freezes over Jersey bank accounts.
  • Representing Baccata Trustees in an inter-family dispute over the appointment of trustees.

Steenson Nicholls LLP

A litigation boutique formed in January 2019 by the merger of two eponymous practices, Steenson Nicholls LLP' two name partners David Steenson and Paul Nicholls are active in numerous cases, with a focus on trust litigation including some of the biggest cases - both partners are involved in the Crociani saga for Camilla Crociani - as well as professional negligence cases and other work. Locally-qualified Nicholas Mière is a key senior associate in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Paul Nicholls; David Steenson

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Mière

Testimonials

‘A Boutique, bespoke firm, with a huge amount of experience in dispute resolution. Highly regarded in Jersey and beyond, and instructed by clients internationally. With a hard work ethic, and a genuine desire to go the extra mile for their clients, they stand out amongst their peers in that field.’

‘Paul Nicholls is fearless, knowledgeable and very practically minded, delivering real solutions for the client.  He offers a great service and is very responsive.’

Key clients

Princess Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles

Sir Charles Njonjo

Aquilon AG

STM Fiduciare

Guardian Global Capital (Suisse) SA

Timothy McKimmon

Richard Arthur

Angel Fish Group

Future Finance Group

Lindhurst Group

DAS Legal Expenses

Tulliallan St George Limited

PII Verulam Gardens Limited

Dr Kurt Sieger

Fiduchi Group

Jersey Oak Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Aquilon AG in contentious trust proceedings concerning two Jersey trusts with a combined value in excess of £100 million.  These proceedings (which were determined over the course of a two-week trial) involved issues of Jersey, Swiss, Italian and San Marino law and concerned issues as to the validity of the purported removal of a trustee, the appointment of new trustees, the change of proper law of a trust and rectification and ratification/confirmation.
  • Representing the former Attorney General of Kenya in connection with proceedings for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and knowing receipt in the CMC Holdings v Forster case.
  • Representing Princess Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles in connection with numerous matters consequential upon the decisions in the Crociani litigation.

Viberts

At Viberts Jersey Lawyers, Christina Hall is active across a broad range of matters spanning debt recovery,  construction disputes, personal injury cases (primarily for claimants) professional negligence and insolvency as well as a number of cross-border trust mandates. Rebecca Morley-Kirk's caseload includes criminal law and mental health matters, and in the former she has been appointed to act as a crown advocate. Giles Emmanuel is a key associate in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Christina Hall

Other key lawyers:

Rebecca Morley-Kirk; Giles Emmanuel

Testimonials

‘The parties from the practice we have engaged with have become trusted by our company and this is borne though by their thorough engagement, the clear understanding of the objectives, and the freedom of discussion. In highly charged areas of construction disputes they have managed tensions, removed obstacles, respected views and manged a clear pathway to deliver a result.’

‘The experience I had of the team at Viberts was very good. Everyone I dealt with was helpful and sympathetic to my situation. I was offered good advice throughout and I felt confident in the advice given. The experience I had was of an experienced team that worked together and for me.’

‘They provide excellent advice with speed and are always available for consultation. In addition they are all welcoming and understanding. My representative throughout most of my dealings with Viberts has been Giles Emmanuel. I have found Giles to be very approachable, knowledgeable and in particular Giles is always quick to respond or acknowledge any and all of my queries and emails. I would recommend Giles to any person needing a representative in the British Isles.’

‘Christina Hall has been a stand out individual for our company. Her communication throughout has always been at the correct level for the parties involved, and her genuine personality enables this to be realised. She has proven to be knowledgeable, has been dedicated to the process, rolled up her sleeves and delivered on the promises she has made. Remaining confident and positive throughout is also a key attribute but when coupled with a learning mentality it has proven to deliver continued improvement in the process.’

Key clients

Unite the Union

NASWUT

Royal College of Nursing

Prospect

British Cycling Association

Police Association

Work highlights

  • Represented a defendant in complex £5m construction dispute. 
  • Represented multiple blocks of residential companies against two property management agencies for professional negligence.
  • Represented a client in relation to claims by Government social security and tax departments for outstanding payments following potential fraudulent director’s actions. 

Voisin Law

Voisin Law's Ashley Hoy has a track record of involvement in a range of cases, spanning the most complex trust litigation through to other matters including personal injury matters and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ashley Hoy