Abel Lyall > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation, Financial Services & Regulatory, Insolvency & Restructuring, International Trusts & Private Client.


Abel’s practice covers all areas of commercial and financial disputes, with a focus on financial institutions, investment funds and trusts. He specialises in insolvency matters, and has extensive experience acting for creditors, directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of contentious insolvency and asset recovery.

Abel also advises on regulatory issues, and has acted for financial institutions in a number of significant regulatory investigations and proceedings.


Abel studied law at the University of Queensland and was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (currently non-practising) in 2002. He has also qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales (currently non-practising).

Abel obtained his Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie in France in December 2010 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in February 2011.


Abel is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, INSOL International and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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The practice at Mourant acts on the full range of instructions from its roster of multinational financial institutions, trustees and liquidator clients. Recent highlights saw the team acting in a number of highly-publicised, multi-jurisdictional insolvency instructions as well as complex trust litigation, breach of contract claims, regulatory disputes, fund litigation and corporate crime matters. The team, which includes industry-leading litigators such as Gordon Dawes, Jeremy Wessels, Robert ShepherdAbel Lyall and the firm’s managing partner Jessica Roland, also represents a number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals concerning challenges to Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), negligence claims and beneficiary disputes. Dawes and counsel Chantel Barrett handle insurance work for, among others, the Medical Protection Society. Roland is scheduled to take the role of Deputy Bailiff, a senior full-time judicial post, in May 2020.