Mrs Sarah Brehaut > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Insolvency and Dispute Resolution


Sarah is a partner in Walkers’ Guernsey Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group specialising in contentious insolvency and regulatory disputes.

She is an experienced court-going Advocate who frequently represents liquidators in respect of contentious and non-contentious matters before Guernsey’s Royal Court in relation to compulsory and voluntary winding-up, and holds the BPP Certificate of Proficiency in Corporate Insolvency (for which she received the highest exam result in the country).

Sarah also advises and represents directors of regulated entities in respect of regulatory investigations and disputes.

She has significant experience in all aspects of commercial dispute as well as considerable experience of appearing in the Magistrate’s Court, Royal Court and Court of Appeal.


Sarah joined AO Hall, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP’s predecessor firm in 2011 following an extensive career with the Guernsey Bar, commencing in 1996 when she first began working in the legal field.

Sarah was called to the Guernsey Bar as an Advocate in January 2001, and was called to the English Bar as a Barrister in 1999.




Sarah is a Notary Public.


Admitted In:
England and Wales (not practising)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Warwick
Bar Vocational Qualification, Nottingham Law School
Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Caen University

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Sarah BrehautWalkers

The team at Walkers is ‘personable and able to express often complex technical arguments into a more understandable lay language‘, qualities it brings to bear in contentious and semi-contentious fiduciary and insolvency matters, and regulatory disputes. It is well integrated into the firm’s wider office network, enabling it to handle complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters. Heading the team is Alison Ozanne , who is a qualified mediator, and has experience in ta variety of trust disputes. Sarah Brehaut  is on the steering committee for reform to the Royal Court procedure rules, and is a founding member of the women’s insolvency and restructuring confederation. Adam Cole has a background in insurance and reinsurance litigation, but has a more general offshore litigation practice that includes contentious insolvencies, trust and fiduciary disputes.