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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next Generation Partners
  4. Rising stars

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Family law boutique Corbett Le Quesne's name partners are Barbara Corbett and Nicholas Le Quesne, two dedicated family law specialists with a well-established reputation in the Jersey legal market. The firm is highly sought after to act on the full range of matters such as sensitive child custody and relocation matters, divorce proceedings, spousal maintenance disputes and pre- and post-nuptial arrangements. The client base includes a range of private clients, including but not limited to high-net-worth individuals. The ‘personable, measured and understanding’ team is also noted as being at the forefront of mental health and surrogacy law reform in Jersey.

Practice head(s):Barbara Corbett; Nicholas Le Quesne

Testimonials

'Leaders in the family law field'

'Corbett Le Quesne understands the complexities of working on a small island and its unique past'

'Compassionate and thoughtful throughout difficult circumstances'

'Barbara Corbett stands out as a well-regarded leader in her field and is at the cutting edge of family law developments in Jersey'

'Nicholas Le Quesne provides timely, excellent, pragmatic and useful advice'

'Barbara Corbett is passionate about her work which shows in the caring manner she has and her determination to achieve fair results in difficult circumstances'

'Barbara Corbett is calm in challenging circumstances and brings sense to emotional situations'

'Barbara Corbett is very focused on the client’s priorities and is able to provide pragmatic advice that is cost sensitive'

'Barbara Corbett is approachable and committed to doing the right thing for families and children with their best interests at heart'

'Barbara Corbett and Nicholas Le Quesne are both consummate professionals with excellent client skills. They are strategically strong and think around the issues'

Myersons fields family law advocates with an established reputation for acting on high-value matrimonial proceedings involving significant business, trust and investment assets. Victoria Myerson is highly praised by clients and is regularly instructed on sensitive child law matters. Senior associate Carly James and associate Celanne Scally are growing names in the fields of matrimonial disputes, prenuptial agreements and matters concerning the financial provision for children.

Practice head(s):Victoria Myerson

Other key lawyers:Carly James; Celanne Scally

Testimonials

A boutique firm which is very efficient and knowledgeable

'The best firm in Jersey for family matters'

The team responds quickly and accurately

Victoria Myerson is very knowledgeable about the law with a good understanding of the individual cases and the specific issues relating to them

Victoria Myerson is eloquent and persuasive in court and is a force to be dealt with. Someone you definitely want on your side

Cellanne Scally is quick to respond, has an extremely good understanding of any request and is highly efficient in sorting out any questions thrown at her

As one of the few global firms in Jersey to have an established family law practice, Carey Olsen is well-placed to act on the family law issues contained within wider trust matters for the firm’s broader client pool of HNWIs, international private clients and high-profile individuals in the domestic finance industry. Common mandates include advising on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, acting on high-value divorce proceedings and spousal maintenance disputes and handling relationship breakdowns of beneficiaries and the subsequent financial issues. Senior associate Lauren Glynn recently joined the team as the team’s dedicated family law specialist.

Practice head(s):Marcus Pallot

Other key lawyers:Lauren Glynn

Testimonials

'The team provides professional advice throughout lengthy and sometimes challenging legal disputes. Always courteous and responds to queries in a timely fashion'

'You always feel that you are receiving the very best legal assistance available'

'Lauren Glynn is genuinely sympathetic and fully committed to providing nothing but total professionalism to achieve the desired outcome'

Oben Law has developed its family law offering with the addition of Claire Rigby to the team as a senior associate. She brings a wealth of experience advising on high-value matrimonial proceedings, child custody and relocation cases, and the drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements concerning significant asset pools.

Practice head(s):Claire Rigby

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