Advocate Andrew Laws > Babbé LLP > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Babbé LLP
La Vieille Cour
La Plaiderie
St Peter Port
GY1 1WG
Guernsey

Work Department

Private Client & Trusts, Financial Services Regulation, Insurance, Employment, Commercial Property

Position

Senior partner; areas of practice include contentious and non-contentious trusts, private clients, financial services regulation, insolvency and commercial property matters. Holder of a personal fiduciary licence issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Career

Andrew’s practice focuses on acting for financial institutions from both Guernsey and other
jurisdictions. He has extensive experience of trusts and fiduciary matters and has appeared
in many reported decisions. His practice, both contentious and non-contentious, extends to
trusts, private clients, financial services regulation, insolvency and commercial property matters. He has given expert evidence of matters of Guernsey law in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom and the United States. He sits on a number of boards and holds other roles including that of co-trustee, enforcer, protector and guardian (of a foundation).

Memberships

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; ACTAPS.
INSOL
International Association of Defence Counsel

Education

Reading University; Inns of Court School of Law; Caen University.
Qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 1987.

Leisure

Boating; past chairman of Lord’s Taverners (Guernsey).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

At Babbé LLP, the practice spans trusts and pensions, augmented with expertise from the firm’s corporate, employment, property and disputes departments. The group is jointly led by trusts expert Andrew Laws , who is knowledgeable in regulations, anti-money laundering and investigations; and Michael Riddiford , whose specialisms include probate and estate administration matters. Nick Robison has a strong contentious trusts practice.