Firm Profile > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey

Viberts
VIBERTS HOUSE, PO BOX 737
DON STREET
ST HELIER
JE4 8ZQ
Jersey

Employment Tier 1

Viberts Jersey Lawyers' employment practice was bolstered by the recruitment of Vicky Milner, who operated as a sole practitioner at Callington Chambers, in March 2020. Milner joined a practice headed by Paul Wilson, a corporate partner with a track record handling a range of matters for both employers and employees, and litigator Rebecca Morley-Kirk, whose litigation practice included representing trade unions in high-profile cases. Below partner level, Jersey advocate Giles Emmanuel is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The key uniqueness of the practice is in their approachability and pragmatism – on top of their professionalism & solid advice. There are no super egos here – and so they work really well together as a team – referring issues and strengthening. Matters are dealt with in the best way for the client – always with a view to value of their service. They care.’

‘Vicky Milner is one of the most experienced employment lawyers in Jersey, and is specialised in this field where others are often multi disciplinary.  She is clearly very popular with clients, and very technically able. She is a formidable opponent, but also entirely professional and courteous.’

Key clients

Professional Fulfilment (Jersey) Limited

Bernie’s Market Tea Room Limited

St Martins Tea Room Limited

Prospect Union for Professionals

Unite the Union

Baccata Trustees Limited

The Royal College of Midwives

Framing Workshop Limited

IQ EQ (Jersey) Limited

University and College Union

Alliance Française

Indigo Estates (Jersey) (2013) Limited

J.J. Fox International Limited

Highvern Trustees Limited

Family Tier 1

At Viberts Jersey Lawyers, Rose Colley, who heads the practice and Jamie Orchard, handle challenging child law matters (including cases subject to appeals to the highest level), as well as divorce matters involving international assets and issues of housing licences. Public law child work is another area of expertise. Below partner level, English solicitor Kiera Jones joined in September 2019 from Benest & Syvret.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very friendly and commercial family law team.’

‘Rose Colley and Jamie Orchard are both excellent.’

Corporate and commercial Tier 3

Paul Wilson and Christopher Scholefield are key names in the corporate practice at Viberts Jersey Lawyers. The firm is particularly reputed for work concerning island businesses, including construction companies (handling matters such as the formation of joint ventures for major projects on-island), technology start-ups and medical practices. Other areas of expertise include non-profits, with the Jersey Football Association a prestige client of the firm, as well as transactions concerning Jersey companies with their assets elsewhere.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Viberts is unique in Jersey as they focus on business in the island, where most other law firms have branched out off-island. The team are extremely personable and approachable.’

‘Friendly and welcoming staff and a good group of partners.’

‘Paul Wilson is very approachable and helpful in all our dealings. He manages to explain the legal intricacies very well and finds solutions for problems that arise.’

Key clients

Saltgate Limited

CNR Constructeur SAS

Baccata Trustees Limited

IQ EQ (Jersey) Limited

Lloyds Bank

Forward Group Limited

Tobacco Dock Limited

BCI Asset Finance Limited

Dunningham Investments Limited

Creative Smiles C.I. Limited

Atam ID Technologies Limited

MTWO Limited

Fox Managed Services (CI) Limited

Level 4 Developments Limited

J.J. Fox International Limited

Rossborough Financial Services Limited

Pluto Healthcare Limited

Lloyds Bank International Limited

Longulf Trading (UK) Limited

Oak Services Limited

Oak Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Oak Group (Jersey) Limited

Bharti Global Limited

SMP Helm Trust Company Limited

Financial Consultants (Jersey) Limited

HRE Investments SP Zoo Spolka

Cynergy Bank Limited

Zero1 Limited

Regal Construction (Jersey) Limited

Pomroy Limited

Ready Plant (2019) Limited

ROK Construction Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Viberts Jersey Lawyers, Christina Hall is active across a broad range of matters spanning debt recovery,  construction disputes, personal injury cases (primarily for claimants) professional negligence and insolvency as well as a number of cross-border trust mandates. Rebecca Morley-Kirk's caseload includes criminal law and mental health matters, and in the former she has been appointed to act as a crown advocate. Giles Emmanuel is a key associate in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The parties from the practice we have engaged with have become trusted by our company and this is borne though by their thorough engagement, the clear understanding of the objectives, and the freedom of discussion. In highly charged areas of construction disputes they have managed tensions, removed obstacles, respected views and manged a clear pathway to deliver a result.’

‘The experience I had of the team at Viberts was very good. Everyone I dealt with was helpful and sympathetic to my situation. I was offered good advice throughout and I felt confident in the advice given. The experience I had was of an experienced team that worked together and for me.’

‘They provide excellent advice with speed and are always available for consultation. In addition they are all welcoming and understanding. My representative throughout most of my dealings with Viberts has been Giles Emmanuel. I have found Giles to be very approachable, knowledgeable and in particular Giles is always quick to respond or acknowledge any and all of my queries and emails. I would recommend Giles to any person needing a representative in the British Isles.’

‘Christina Hall has been a stand out individual for our company. Her communication throughout has always been at the correct level for the parties involved, and her genuine personality enables this to be realised. She has proven to be knowledgeable, has been dedicated to the process, rolled up her sleeves and delivered on the promises she has made. Remaining confident and positive throughout is also a key attribute but when coupled with a learning mentality it has proven to deliver continued improvement in the process.’

Key clients

Unite the Union

NASWUT

Royal College of Nursing

Prospect

British Cycling Association

Police Association

Private client, trusts and tax Tier 3

Christopher Scholefield is a key contact for trusts work at Viberts Jersey Lawyers. He handles a range of trusts work, including semi-contentious court applications, issues with company law crossover and matters concerning foreign litigation, and receives referrals from respected firms across the UK, as well as some Jersey tax litigation. Zoe Blomfield - head of the firm's personal law department - handles all manner of local wills issues, with a particular area of expertise in mental health law. The firm's senior partner Charles Thacker is also notable in this area.

Testimonials

‘They are helpful and available for queries, as well as prompt and efficient in managing cases and communication is good. They are competitive on costs and easy to work with as you deal with the same named individual consistently, rather than some firms which take the team approach that can feel less personal.’

‘A focused and personal law firm that provides excellent service delivered in both a professional and friendly manner. I feel comfortable in discussing and referring clients for advice in the knowledge they will be treated as an individual and fairly managed.’

‘Christopher Scholefield in the cross-border trusts team is very knowledgeable and approachable. He has assisted me with the winding up of a Jersey Trust and was clear in his advice and generous with his time. Karla Summers-Shaw is also very friendly and helpful.’

‘Zoe Blomfield is very approachable.’

Key clients

Financial Consultants (Jersey) Limited acting in its capacity as trustee of the Saffron Purpose Trust

Peregrine Corporate Services Limited

Oak Trustees (Jersey) Limited

IQ EQ (Jersey) Limited

Oak Services Limited

Hastings & Co Insolvency Limited

SMP Partners (Jersey) Limited

Baccata Trustees Limited

Equiom (Jersey) Limited

RBC Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Oak Group (Jersey) Limited

Brighter Futures

Monro Wright & Wasbourgh LLP

Burness Paull

Forward Group Limited

Saltgate Limited

Amity Partners

Baccata Trustees

Baker Clarke

Brightly

Lloyds Bank International Limited

Barclays Bank PLC

Cannacord

Blake Morgan LLP

Morton Fraser

DQ Advocates

AFR Advocates

Banking and finance Tier 4

At Viberts Jersey Lawyers, Paul Wilson handles borrower and lender-side work for Jersey trading companies, with borrower-side London real estate finance deals a staple for the firm alongside some work for challenger banks. Christopher Scholefield's workload includes advising trustees on finance matters, and James Lawrence has on-island real estate finance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Baldrick Investments Limited

Dunningham Investments Limited

MTWO Limited

C Le Masurier Limited

SRM Accountancy

Lloyds Bank

Formidable Holdings Limited

Longulf Trading (UK) Limited

Bharti Global Limited

Tradagames (Jersey) Limited

NBP Holdings Limited

Maplewood Financial Corporation Limited

Southern Developments Limited

Oak Trustees (Jersey) Limited

Financial Consultants (Jersey) Limited acting in its capacity as trustee of the Saffron Purpose Trust

Clove Holdings Limited

Zara Holdings Limited

HRE Investments Limited Sp Zoo Spolka

Cynergy Bank Limited

Sovereign Court Limited

Ovington Court Limited

Site 5 Pennington Street Limited

Tobacco Dock Limited

Kalvec Limited

MT Rooms Limited

Founded in Jersey in the 1930’s Viberts is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing outstanding legal advice and customer service, both locally and internationally.

Our clients range from private individuals to multinational corporations, local businesses and public authorities. We are large enough to offer a full service but small enough that each client has direct contact with one of our partners. We always take a pragmatic approach so that we can deal with matters as efficiently and commercially as possible but are also compassionate and understanding when it comes to sensitive issues.

We value and support our staff and in return have fostered a stable and loyal team that means clients benefit from continuity of service and a considerable depth of knowledge and experience.

Department Name Email Telephone
Private Client Zoe Blomfield, Managing Partner zoe.blomfield@viberts.com
Private Client Charles Thacker, Partner charles.thacker@viberts.com
Corporate Law Paul Wilson, Partner paul.wilson@viberts.com
Corporate Law Christopher Scholefield, Partner christopher.scholefield@viberts.com
Employment Law Vicky Milner, Partner vicky.milner@viberts.com
Family Law Rose Colley, Partner rose.colley@viberts.com
Family Law Jamie Orchard, Partner jamie.orchard@viberts.com
Dispute Resolution Christina Hall, Partner christina.hall@viberts.com
Dispute Resolution Rebecca Morley-Kirk, Partner rebecca.morley-kirk@viberts.com
Property Law James Lawrence, Partner james.lawrence@viberts.com
Property Law Paul Harben, Partner paul.harben@viberts.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate Zoe Blomfield photo Advocate Zoe Blomfield Zoe joined Viberts in 2004 and whilst being the firm’s Managing Partner,…
Ms Rose Colley photo Ms Rose Colley Rose joined Viberts in 2000 and heads the family law team. She…
Advocate Giles Emmanuel  photo Advocate Giles Emmanuel Giles joined Viberts in January 2019 as an Associate in the litigation…
Advocate Christina Hall photo Advocate Christina Hall Christina is a partner in the litigation team at Viberts. A highly…
Advocate James Lawrence photo Advocate James Lawrence Often described as one of the Island’s most talented property lawyers, James…
Advocate Vicky Milner photo Advocate Vicky Milner Advocate Vicky Milner has specialised in employment law since 2001. Vicky is…
Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk photo Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk Rebecca began her career in Jersey in 1995, initially specialising in criminal…
Advocate Jamie Orchard  photo Advocate Jamie Orchard Jamie is an Advocate in the family law team. He was promoted…
Advocate Christopher Scholefield photo Advocate Christopher Scholefield Christopher is a partner and heads the corporate and trust team at…
Mr Charles Thacker photo Mr Charles Thacker Charles is a Senior Partner and Advocate in the personal law department.…
Advocate Paul Wilson photo Advocate Paul Wilson Paul is a Partner and has 25 years of experience in corporate…
Partners : 11
Other fee earners : 26
Administrators : 10
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
German
Dutch
Czech
Russian