Advocate Jamie Orchard > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
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Advocate Jamie Orchard
Family Law Partner
Jamie is an Advocate in the family law team. He was promoted to Partner in February 2019 in recognition of his impressive contribution to the family law team since joining in 2014.
Jamie specialises in family law work including complex public and private children law matters as well as high net worth divorce matters. Jamie has experience in complex financial matters involving overseas assets and offshore companies. In addition he has experience in cross jurisdictional children’s matters (including Hague Convention proceedings) as well as complicated contact and residence private law children matters including parental alienation. Jamie has dealt with divorce cases involving assets worth in excess of £150million. He has also successfully defended a complex jurisdictional children law matter in the Privy Council and a number of cases in the Court of Appeal. He has also advised upon pre-nuptial agreements involving assets worth in excess of £100million.
Jamie has also been involved in complex negligence cases involving historic child abuse.
Jamie also has experience in areas such as litigation, employment and criminal law.
Advocate – 2012
- Member of the Jersey Law Society
- Member of Resolution
- Former Chairman of the Jersey Women’s Refuge
Exeter University – Law 2:1
College of Law Guildford – LPC (distinction)
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Viberts‘ team is ‘always able to hold its own from the smallest contact dispute to the biggest billionaire divorce‘, according to clients. It provides a well-rounded family law service that draws on expertise from across the firm, to assist high-net-worth individuals and their families on property transfers and inheritance matters. The group has vast experience in divorce cases and separations. Rose Colley leads the department and is able to handle complex financial matters and cases involving children. Jamie Orchard is regularly instructed by high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases, but also specialises in novel private children matters. Senior associate Emma Hollywood joined in June 2021 from the law officers department of the government of Jersey, where she specialised in both children and criminal matters.