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Insolvency & Dispute Resolution


Nigel Sanders is one of the leading commercial litigation and trust disputes lawyers in Jersey and has over 30 years’ experience as a contentious practitioner.

Nigel has been practising in Jersey since 2006, but has also worked in London, Abu Dhabi and the Cayman Islands. Besides commercial and trusts disputes his expertise encompasses contentious insolvency and corporate matters as well as contentious regulatory advisory work and competition law disputes.

He has been admitted in Jersey, England and Wales, BVI and Cayman and regularly advises on cross-border issues relating to trusts, probate, insolvency, fraud and asset tracing and corporate and commercial disputes

Nigel appears regularly before the Jersey Court and has represented professional and institutional clients as well as individuals in a wide range of important reported cases. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Admitted in:
England and Wales (not practising)
BVI (not practising)
Cayman Islands (not practising


Nigel trained as a solicitor in London with Frere Cholmeley before joining Macfarlanes with whom he spent his first three years based in Abu Dhabi. After a further period in London with Macfarlanes, in 2003 Nigel joined Walkers in the Cayman Islands.  Between 2006 and 2019 he worked for another leading firm in Jersey, where he headed the dispute resolution department for a number of years. Nigel rejoined Walkers as a partner in the firm’s Jersey office in January 2019.


Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Law Society of Jersey
Committee Member of the Law Society of Jersey
Member of ARIES
Member of INSOL


LLB (Hons), University of Hull
LLM in Advanced Litigation (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University
Law Society Finals
Jersey Advocates’ Examinations

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

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The dispute resolution and insolvency team at Walkers is made up of experts in Jersey and international litigation and insolvencies, with a strong focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. An area of focus that stands out for the group is high-value trust litigation, but it also has sizeable commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and contested regulatory practices. On the insolvency and restructuring front, the group is well-versed in contentious and non-contentious matters. Veteran commercial litigator Nigel Sanders heads the team and is admitted in Jersey, England, BVI and Cayman, allowing him to handle a variety of cross-border disputes. Fraser Hern takes the lead on numerous offshore insolvency matters, and is also an expert in asset recovery. Marc Seddon combines commercial litigation expertise with contentious trusts and regulatory knowledge. Senior associate James Turnbull is also recommended, specialising in fraud-related, regulatory and trust disputes. Richard Holden has recently joined from Carey Olsen.

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

The team at Walkers brings together multi-jurisdictional expertise via its international office network, to advise on the spectrum of Jersey private capital, trusts and foundations matters. In recently promoted partner Sevyn Kalsi, the team has an expert in reorganising complex trust and company structures; and he is also instructed by high-net-worth families and their family offices on coordinating their offshore interests. Practice head Robert Dobbyn  is a Jersey foundation expert, also advising on trust structuring for a variety of Middle East-based clients. Disputes lawyer Nigel Sanders is the name to note for contentious trust issues.