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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Regulatory


William is a partner advising Jersey’s finance industry and international clients on financial services-related disputes, whether civil, criminal, regulatory or a combination. This includes advisory work and advocacy.

His specific experience is in advising on money laundering matters (including corruption), regulatory and compliance investigations, disputes in the banking, trusts and funds sectors, sanctions, production orders (including TIEA work), insider dealing, reporting duties, asset recovery, reciprocal enforcement, cyber-related risk and international mutual assistance generally. He places particular emphasis on working alongside clients and their in-house lawyers/compliance staff and other external advisers to implement risk-management-based solutions to disputes in the regulated sector.

He is experienced in politically sensitive and complex matters involving multiple legal issues and jurisdictions. He often advises on higher risk business in the financial services regulated sector, whether that is in client take on, transactional support or M&A support.

In addition to acting for Jersey regulated financial services businesses, he also acts for PLCs, individuals and foreign states.


Trained England; qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 1999; previously partner at another Jersey law firm; joined Carey Olsen 2002; partner 2006.


Member, Royal Court Rules Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

William GraceCarey Olsen

At Carey Olsen, William Grace is active in a range of work including white-collar crime and JFSC regulatory work, including matters concerning anti-money laundering regulations – he regularly works alongside senior associate Oliver Lindop. Marcus Pallot‘s caseload include Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman-related matters. The practice is active for a broad range of trust companies, with areas of expertise including sanctions and investment in challenging asset classes.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

William GraceCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen  handles a full spectrum of disputes work, covering both trusts matters and commercial litigation. John Kelleher  handles large-scale cases including professional negligence cases and shareholder disputes among others , as well as acting as a Jersey law expert in complex foreign cases. Marcus Pallot is particularly active in insolvencies, and William Grace is known for trusts and regulatory work. Sitting between the litigation and trusts teams, Andreas Kistler handles some contentious trusts work such as contested representations. Below partner level Louise Woolrich was promoted to counsel in January 2020.