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Corbett Le Quesne

Work Department

Family Law


Senior Partner


Barbara Corbett is a Jersey Advocate and English Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience as a family lawyer. She is the Senior Partner at Corbett Le Quesne. Barbara is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, family arbitrator, international family lawyer and a specialist children’s lawyer.

Barbara has expertise in all areas of family law and is committed to helping clients resolve problems in a positive and conciliatory manner wherever possible. In addition to her considerable experience dealing with divorce and financial settlements Barbara also advises clients on the preparation of pre-nuptial and other relationship agreements.  Many of Barbara’s cases have an international element, she frequently advises foreign lawyers on Jersey law especially in respect of cross jurisdictional pre-nuptial agreements and cases involving trusts and business assets in Jersey. Barbara is also well-known for her significant children law practice. She represents both adults and children in private and public law cases and has expertise in international relocation cases, financial applicationsin respect of children, child abduction, surrogacy and adoption in addition to the more usual applications in respect of who children live with and have contact with, including grandparents and wider family members.

In addition to being recognised as being one of the leading family lawyers in Jersey, Barbara is also at the forefront of developing family law in Jersey, particularly the separate representation of children and divorce reform. Barbara is also closely involved in exploring changes in the law relating to parentage, assisted reproduction and surrogacy in her role as a Jersey Law Commissioner. Barbara has had articles published in Family Law, International Family Law, the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review. She has also contributed chapters on Jersey law to Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons (Thomson Reuters) and International Relocation of Children (Practical Law).




  • Law Society of Jersey
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Resolution
  • Jersey Family Law Association
  • Fellow: International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • National Family Mediation
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
  • Law Society of Jersey Children Panel
  • Law Society of Jersey Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel
  • Family Mediation Jersey


  • BA (Hons) Law Degree Trent Polytechnic (Nottingham Trent University)
  • LLM Welfare Law (Distinction) Univerity of Leicester
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (June 1998)
  • Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey (September 2010)

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Family

(Leading individuals)

Barbara CorbettCorbett Le Quesne

Corbett Le Quesne‘s team is well versed in the full spectrum of family law matters, handling complex divorce cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and parental child abduction cases, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional family matters, including complex children matters. The practice is co-headed by Barbara Corbett, an experienced arbitrator who frequently handles cross-border cases, ranging from divorces and related financial disputes to trusts, adoption and surrogacy issues, and Nicholas Le Quesne, who advises clients on matrimonial financial arrangements and is also adept at handling complex matters of child law. Kate Donohue represents HNWIs in divorce proceedings and also advises on care, residence and contact orders.