Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Draws upon the strength of its offshore trust group to offer in-depth expertise on trust disputes. Also works on general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Often handles disputes with international aspects. Frequently acts on fraud-related issues including asset tracing and freezing order applications.

Strengths Clients say that the team "provides very excellent service delivery."

Work highlights Acted for a limited partner in proceedings in which, for the first time, the Royal Court of Jersey made orders to bring about the orderly winding up of a Jersey limited partnership under the Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1994.

Notable practitioners

Fraser Robertson
is sought after for his expertise in trusts litigation and for his strength in fraud, estates and property disputes. Sources describe him as a "very good advocate," with one adding that "he is very pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable."

Jared Dann
has a strong commercial litigation practice. He has experience across trusts, fraud and insolvency. He is described by one client as "very helpful, good and thorough with a great attention to detail."

Department head
Michael Cushing
provides broad experience in commercial disputes, with expertise including trusts, banking, insolvency and tax. Market sources describe him as "very strong," highlighting his "good court experience" and "strategic guiding hand."

Group managing partner
Michael O'Connell
is noted for his commercial litigation practice, with expertise in areas including professional negligence and contract disputes.