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Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLP
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency


David is an advocate providing specialised advice in relation to business restructuring and insolvency in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters.

In his time with Carey Olsen David has been involved in many of the largest insolvencies involving Guernsey entities, ranging from investment funds to global retailers. He is able to assist lenders in respect of the taking and enforcement of all forms of security. David regularly advises the boards of distressed entities and has extensive experience acting for office holders.

Notable matters include advising in relation to the restructuring and/or formal insolvencies of Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited, the philatelic investment business Stanley Gibbons (Guernsey) Limited, The Long Port Group and HMV Group plc. He has advised on the acquisition, restructuring and enforcement of a number of high value, multi-jurisdictional, non-performing loan portfolios on behalf of hedge fund acquirers.

David is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 and sits on the young members Committee of INSOL International. David lectures on INSOL’s Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency and is part of the working group tasked with updating and revising Guernsey’s insolvency laws.


David qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2004. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014. He was made a partner at Carey Olsen in January 2019.


Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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Carey Olsen has an established reputation for acting on local and international disputes, representing parties in the corporate, commercial, financial services, trusts and intellectual property fields. With the election of David Jones to the partnership in 2019, the team boasts an exceptionally strong insolvency offering for high-profile domestic and multi-jurisdictional mandates. Clients highly praise John Greenfield (‘invaluable‘), Elaine Gray (‘indefatigable and indestructible‘), Karen Le Cras (‘very clever and approachable‘) and Tim Corfield (‘extremely strategic‘; ‘incredibly thorough‘). The client base includes a healthy roster of banks and financial services providers, public bodies, trust companies and UK law firms, with further mandates including fraud, asset tracing, employment, data protection, professional negligence and contentious regulatory matters.