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ROYAL CHAMBERS, ST JULIAN'S AVENUE, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4HP, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 723466
Fax:
Fax 01481 727935
Web:
www.mourant.com/guernsey

Jessica Roland

Tel:
Work 01481 731455
Email:
Mourant

Work Department

Employment, litigation, intellectual property.

Position

Jessica is Managing Partner of the Guernsey office of Mourant Ozannes and practises commercial and common law litigation, specialising in employment law and human/corporate rights. She has substantial experience before Guernsey courts at all levels, and has advised some of the island’s largest institutions on dealing with non-contentious and contentious employment matters including redundancies. Jessica lectures and advises in this area for both locally based and international corporations with Guernsey employment issues, and frequently contributes articles on employment law. She has appeared before the Guernsey employment tribunal on numerous occasions.

What the directories say:
"Jessica Roland is described by clients as possessing 'a knack of giving us all the time that we need to articulate the problem and talk through the issues with her, and then she leads us to a conclusion that is clear, understandable and acceptable to all'," (Chambers UK, 2016).  Jessica is listed in Citywealth's 'IFC Power Women Top 200 List 2015'. "A client singles out Jessica Roland for offering 'sound, pragmatic advice with a sensible range of options'," (Chambers UK, 2015). Jessica is ranked in Band 1 in the category Offshore: Employment - Guernsey. Jessica is ranked as a Leading individual and recommended in Employment by (Legal 500 UK, 2015) as well as being described as 'measured, thoughtful and articulate'. "Managing partner Jessica Roland receives glowing praise for her 'commercial orientation and understanding of the business dimension. She provides excellent and flexible advice.' She is widely recognised as one of the market's leading practitioners," (Chambers Europe, 2014). "Jessica Roland is 'a brilliant employment lawyer'," (Legal 500, 2013). Jessica "is widely considered one of the strongest practitioners in the market. 'Her breadth of knowledge is huge. She can explain complex situations in a way that is easy to understand,' agree market commentators," (Chambers Europe, 2013).

Career

Qualified as a solicitor (England) 1997 (currently non-practising); solicitor in England (conducting general litigation and appearing in courts); returned to Guernsey 1998; advocate (Guernsey) 1999; appointed notary public 2006; CEDR-accredited mediator.


Guernsey

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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 Shepherd, Abel 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.

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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Jessica Roland - Mourant

Within: Employment

Mourant regularly handles the employment aspects of significant corporate transactions for global banks, funds administrators and other financial services institutions. Specific mandates involve redundancy programmes, pension issues, data protection and executive exits. The team is led by Jessica Roland, who also acts on contentious issues such as unfair dismissal and allegations of criminal activity and harassment, as well as strategic-level non-contentious work. Roland will take the role of Deputy Bailiff effective May 2020.

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