Advocate Chantal Barrett > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Mourant
ROYAL CHAMBERS
ST JULIAN'S AVENUE
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4HP
Guernsey

Work Department

Litigation

Position

As Counsel in our Guernsey Litigation team, I am a highly experienced Advocate with a broad-based commercial litigation practice.

Career

A litigator with 20 years of experience, I practiced at Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft) as an English Solicitor and as a Guernsey Advocate with Mourant Ozannes since 2010.

I have a broad-based commercial disputes practice with a particular expertise in regulatory, trust and insurance law including Disciplinary & Regulatory proceedings for legal and financial professionals, Contentious Trust, D&O policy coverage disputes and Insurance Litigation

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    • Called to the Guernsey Bar, 2010
    • Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes, Université de Caen, 2009
    • Solicitor of the Supreme Court, England and Wales, 2001 (currently non-practising)

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Helmot v Simon – Privy Council appeal relating to discount rates
  • Advised on high-value claim to recover unpaid commission fees relating to investment funds
  • Acted in judicial review proceedings for an airline challenging a decision of the Transport Licensing Authority
  • Advises and appears in Court in relation to insurance transfer schemes under Guernsey’s equivalent to Part VII of the UK’s Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA)

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

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Guernsey > Insurance

(Next generation lawyers)

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Mourant fields ‘a strong insurance team with a good knowledge of how local laws tend to interact with laws in other jurisdictions‘. The group, which sits between the corporate and litigation departments, is most known for focusing on insurance sector M&A deals, but it is also well-versed in policy and coverage issues, as well as issues pertaining to captive insurance linked securities and life insurance. Helen Wyatt  heads the team and alongside John Lewis, is adept at transactional work. Gordon Dawes  is an insurance litigation expert, focusing on professional indemnity. D&I, coverage and regulatory enforcement claims; also areas of focus for counsel Chantal Barrett.