Advocate Michael Riddiford > Babbé LLP > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Babbé LLP
La Vieille Cour
La Plaiderie
St Peter Port

Work Department

Private client and trusts


Partner within the private client department, specialising in wills, probate and estate work, including wills.  He is also a Deputy Registrar at the Bailiwick of Guernsey Probate Registry as well as a Notary Public, providing notarial services tailored to suit the needs of both corporate and private clients.


Michael works principally for private clients. This encompasses drafting wills, estate planning, undertaking probate applications and estate administration, frequently involving multiple legal jurisdictions, and preparing Powers of Attorney and Guardianship applications.

He is also a Notary Public and provides notarial services tailored to suit the needs of both
corporate and private clients, offering a fast and efficient service in an area where timing
can often be critical.





Guernsey International Legal Association.


Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Manchester Polytechnic (LLB Hons Law with French); Inns of Court School of Law (1988 English Bar Finals); Université de Caen (1989 Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes).


Fine wines.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

The team at Babbé LLP supports HNWIs, trustees, settlors and financial institutions with the setting up of complex wealth management structures, including family offices and trusts. Jointly leading the practice are Andrew Laws, a trusts and fiduciary matters specialist, and Michael Riddiford, whose practice is centred on wills, estate planning and property transactions. Nicholas Robison leads on contentious trusts matters, representing trustees and beneficiaries. Scott McPherson left to work in the funds administration business.