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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 732035
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com/people/elaine-gray
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Position

Elaine is a partner and the head of the Carey Olsen dispute resolution and litigation team in Guernsey where she advises local and international clients on commercial litigation, employment, data protection and intellectual property 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 been named as a leading lawyer in the Citywealth Leaders Lists (contentious Trusts) each year from 2009 to 2019 and has been recognised for her expertise by Legal 500 and Chambers.

Elaine is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPs), The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and a committee member of the Channel Islands branch of the Institute.

Elaine is also a past member of the Population Employment Advisory Panel as the representative of Guernsey's financial service industry. She is Vice-President of Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce, and also an Adjunct Professor of Civil Litigation to the Guernsey Bar. 

In addition to her other qualifications, Elaine is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner and she is also a Chartered Information Privacy Professional (Europe).

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 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, Trade Mark and Patent Agent. She was made a partner at Carey Olsen in 2015 and head of the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team in 2019.

Languages

French.

Member

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


Guernsey

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Elaine Gray - Carey Olsen

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Elaine Gray - Carey Olsen

Within: Employment

Following a number of new hires and successful tender bids, Carey Olsen’s employment practice has seen a significant expansion of its client base of local and international businesses, financial services institutions and trust companies. A particularly strong contentious offering receives regular instructions for constructive and unfair dismissal claims, breach of trust claims, executive exits and contractual disputes. Non-contentious work include advising on employee and director agreements, contract reviews, as well as assisting the corporate team on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Employment litigators Elaine Gray and Mark Dunster head the team, while highly-praised counsel Carly Parrott ('formidable negotiator') has a strong reputation for her work with financial services, professional services, commercial and retail clients.

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