Simon Gould > Mourant > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate, financial services and regulatory, insolvency and restructuring, insurance


Simon played a leading role in the development of the groundbreaking regime to regulate trust company business, which made Jersey a leader in setting standards in this area, and he has since continued to be closely involved in the ongoing development of Jersey’s anti-money laundering and regulatory legislation. A Jersey advocate and Mourant Ozannes’ partner in the finance and corporate practice group in Jersey, he is also head of the firm’s financial services team, which specialises in regulatory and Jersey banking advice. What the directories say: ‘Clients value his ‘succinct, accurate and commercial guidance,’ Chambers Global, 2011 ‘financial services expert Simon Gould ‘has a deep understanding of Jersey regulatory requirements and facilitates transactions with his precise and succinct guidance,’ ‘Chambers UK’, 2010. Simon is listed in the ‘The Legal 500 UK’, ‘Chambers UK’ and as a leading lawyer in the ‘IFLR 1000’.


Qualified as an English barrister (currently non-practising) 1991; returned to Jersey to work with Mourant Ozannes; qualified as a Jersey lawyer 1994, partner 2000.


Jersey Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

Mourant handles the full range of financing transactions, including Islamic and fund finance, areas of particular growth for the group in 2021. Augmenting the transactional practice is a strong financial services regulatory team, where Simon Gould  and Sarah Huelin take the lead. Counsel James Daniel is building a strong finance practice and has significant experience advising borrowers and lenders. Mark Chambers  is the name to note for fund finance. Heading the team is Gareth Rigby , who focuses on real estate finance, with a specialism in Jersey property unit trust structures.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

Clients praise the team at Mourant for having ‘an incredible depth of knowledge, with individuals having obtained valuable experience in the public sector.‘ The group is drawn together from lawyers in the litigation, finance and corporate practices, handling a mixture of contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues, as well as white-collar criminal defence cases. Taking the lead on the non-contentious financial services side, Simon Gould and Sarah Huelin are experts in the establishment of regulated entities in Jersey. Mathew Cook  is the name to note for contentious work, and is often instructed in regulatory cases, as well as assisting clients in the white-collar criminal defence space.