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Carey Olsen

PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE, LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4BZ, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 727272
Fax:
Fax 01481 711052
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com

Elaine Gray

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1481 727272
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com/people/elaine-gray
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Position

Elaine is a partner and head of the Carey Olsen Guernsey dispute resolution and litigation team where she advises both local and international clients on commercial litigation and employment, data protection and intellectual property (IP) matters. She is recognised as a leading lawyer in these fields and appears regularly in courts and tribunals at all levels in Guernsey.

Elaine has also been named as a leading lawyer in the Citywealth Leaders Lists each year from 2009 to 2018. She is also an adviser to the IP Commercial Group established by Guernsey’s IP Registrar.

Elaine is a member of both the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She is also a member of the Population Employment Advisory Panel as representative of Guernsey's financial service industry.

Elaine is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner.

Career

Elaine qualified as a Scottish solicitor and notary public in 1995, before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2004 where she was admitted as an attorney-at-law.  She then qualified as a solicitor in England in 2008 before being admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2009. Elaine is a registered Image Rights Agent and Bailiwick Patent Agent and also lectures on employment law to the College of Further Education in Guernsey. She was made a partner at Carey Olsen in 2015.

Member

Elaine is a member of both the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She is also a member of the Population Employment Advisory Panel as representative of Guernsey's financial service industry. 


Guernsey

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Carey Olsen fields a ‘consistently strong team’ which clients describe as ‘adaptable’, ‘results-driven’, ‘pre-eminent’ and ‘second to none’. Among the key names to note is the ‘conscientious, cooperative, approachable and sensibleKaren Le Cras, whose ‘wealth of experience and sound instincts’ make her a client favourite, alongside the ‘extremely bright and effectiveElaine Gray. On the trust front, John Greenfield and Gray continue to act for the joint liquidators in the landmark Tchenguiz case, and Le Cras represented the trustee of a retirement plan in a Hastings-Bass application by one of its beneficiaries. Tim Corfield is ‘the best litigator on the island’, according to one client, and recently obtained the court’s approval on behalf of NYX Gaming with regard to its acquisition by Scientific Games via a scheme of arrangement. The team also frequently defends insurers and medical professionals in mistreatment and negligence claims, handles commercial disputes arising out of insolvencies, and advises clients on issues including asset tracing, fraud claims and regulatory breaches. Counsel David Jones is also a key contact.

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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Elaine Gray - Carey Olsen

Within: Employment

The ‘phenomenal’ employment team at Carey Olsen is ‘very personable, approachable and easy to deal with’ and ‘among the very best non-UK law outfits’. Recently bolstered by the arrival of ‘supportive and understanding’ counsel Carly Parrott from Mourant Ozannes, the group gained a major new client in the retail sector to whom it provides ongoing employment advice. Practice head Elaine Gray advised an insurance company on the exit of two senior executives in the context of allegations of sexual misconduct and breach of fiduciary duties, and associate Tim Molton was part of the team assisting a trust company with the employment aspects of its acquisition of another fiduciary entity. For pension-related queries, clients can turn to Konrad Friedlaender, while Mark Dunster has substantial litigious experience and specialises in corporate governance and regulatory issues.

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