Mr Jean-Marie Renouf > Seymour Law LLP > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Seymour Law LLP
18 Hill Street
St Helier

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Trusts (contentious and non-contentious), Employment Law




Jean-Marie was called to the English bar in 2005 (as a major scholar and prize winner of the Middle Temple) and subsequently qualified in Jersey in 2010.  He previously worked for one of the major offshore law firms (latterly in London), before returning to Jersey and assisting in the establishment of new firm, Hanson Renouf.  He was made a partner of that firm in 2013 and then of BCR Law upon their subsequent merger.

Jean-Marie was a co-founding partner of Seymour Law LLP in 2019 and brings over 20 years’ of legal experience.


He practises as a commercial litigator, dealing primarily with trust disputes, collective investments and company litigation, applications for injunctive relief, and contractual disputes. He also deals with professional negligence matters, cross-border insolvency and probate cases, and regulatory/financial services matters. Jean Marie also specialises in Employment Law and acts for both institutional and individual employers and employees in all aspects of this field, including complex multi-jurisdiction employment disputes and Jersey law contracts for employees seconded to other countries from Jersey.


French, Spanish


Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (called to English bar in 2005)
Law Society of Jersey (called to Jersey bar in 2010)
Employment Lawyers’ Association (Jersey Branch)
Two term committee member of Jersey Consumer Council


University of Birmingham – LLB (Hons)
Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV – Certificat de Droit Francais
BPP Law School, London – Bar Vocational Course.


Family, shooting, track motorcycles

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Jean-Marie RenoufSeymour Law LLP

Employment law is a primary focus at boutique firm Seymour Law LLP, which represents employers and senior employees in contentious employment exits. ‘Calm, personable and competent‘ practice head Jean-Marie Renouf acts in tribunal proceedings relating to unfair and constructive dismissals. The team also has non-contentious expertise relating to discrimination law, handbook drafting and severance negotiations.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

Under the stewardship of ‘responsive, creative and reassuringly calm‘ practice head Mark Renouf and Jean-Marie Renouf (who also leads on contentious employment instructions), litigation boutique Seymour Law LLP provides representation in headline trust disputes, often involving high-value cross-border assets. Though predominantly representing trustees, the firm also represents high-net-worth individuals in regulatory investigations and commercial disputes. Recently hired from BCR Law, senior associate Tom Robinson advises on personal injury and construction disputes.