Tim Corfield > Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLP > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLP
PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE
LES BANQUES
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4BZ
Guernsey
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Position

Tim is a partner and advocate in the dispute resolution and litigation group. He specialises in advisory and trial work with expertise in company law disputes and contentious corporate transactional matters, banking and financial services litigation, funds litigation and shareholder activism, and regulatory investigations, as well as having significant experience in the fields of corporate insolvency, restructuring and general commercial and trusts litigation. He has undertaken numerous contentious and non-contentious schemes of arrangement, including takeover schemes and bespoke members’ and creditors’ schemes. During his career he has appeared in matters before the English High Court, the Royal Court of Guernsey and the Guernsey Court of Appeal.

Tim is ranked consistently by the independent, international legal directories as one of Guernsey’s leading litigators (Legal 500, Chambers UK and Global, the International Bar Association’s ‘Who’s Who Legal’), and has been described in them as, “the best litigator on the island”; “terrific”; “a master of litigation with an analytical mind who can think outside the box to find sensible solutions”; “the right man for difficult heavyweight commercial litigation”; as having a “dominant and effective courtroom presence”; “relentlessly charming, unflappable and totally dedicated to winning”; and a “team player and a delight to work with.”

Tim’s representative work often has an international / cross-border element, and he has acted for boards of directors (either in contentious or regulatory matters, but also as part of his board advisory practice, assisting boards of directors, or committees or constituents thereof, on commercially sensitive or complex transactions and investigations), major corporates, investment banks, funds, private equity houses and other financial institutions, as well as administrators/custodians/investment managers, and companies investors, trustees, office holders and individuals.

Career

Tim qualified in 1999 as a solicitor, then as a solicitor-advocate, of the English courts where he practised for six years before moving to Guernsey in 2005, and being called as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2008.

Memberships

Tim is a member of the International Bar Association, the Chancery Bar Association, INSOL and the Institute of Directors.

Education

Shrewsbury School, England; University of London (1996 LLB Hons); University of Bristol (1997 PG Dip LP); Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (2007) Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Tim CorfieldCarey Olsen

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.