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Employment, contentious and non-contentious employment law


Partner and Head of our Jersey Employment practice


I’m a Partner and Head of our Jersey Employment practice. I specialise in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, particularly in employment tribunal claims, workplace disputes, high-value and complex dismissals, and restructurings.

I advise businesses relocating or starting up in Jersey, including on immigration and work permits, business and employment licences, and data protection matters. I also advise on general commercial litigation, including contentious property and trust matters.

I’m part of a team of specialists advising businesses on data protection matters including working with clients to ensure that their policies, procedures and third-party contracts can demonstrate compliance with data protection legislation, drafting information notices to meet the required standards of transparency and advising on the legality of international transfers of personal data.

A regular speaker on employment matters, I also contribute articles to publications and provide training to clients on employment law.

I joined Mourant Ozannes in September 2007.


  • Jersey Law Society
  • Committee member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jersey Branch

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Carla BenestMourant

Mourant has a ‘reliable, responsive and supportive‘ employment practice that is retained by top-flight financial institutions, retail chains and professional services companies. Practice head Carla Benest and senior associate Laurie Childs have a vast skill set, which encompasses contentious senior exits, HR advice and, notably, discrimination matters pertaining to harassment and sexual misconduct claims. The team regularly defends employers before the Employment Tribunal. Clients also benefit from senior associate Carly McIver’s pension knowledge, and Katie Phillips’ immigration expertise. Working closely with the firm’s insolvency partners, the team assists with the employment aspects of global restructuring exercises.