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Carey Olsen

Dispute Resolution

5 ranked lawyersBand 2GuernseyEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Draws from a formidable roster of advocates to provide in-depth advice on trust, fraud and commercial disputes. Provides strong additional capabilities in asset tracing, freezing and recovery, including in support of foreign regulatory and judicial actions. Also equipped to handle contentious insolvency matters. Utilises offices across numerous offshore jurisdictions to handle international disputes.

Strengths

A source notes: "They have very smart lawyers there who are highly responsive."

A client comments: "They have always been extremely capable and also very friendly and approachable."

Work highlights

Advised the Guernsey Financial Services Commission in judicial review proceedings, as well as in its defence of a related breach of duty claim. The actions were brought by two former principals of a collapsed investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Elaine Gray serves as head of department. She operates a broad commercial litigation practice where she advises companies, trusts and financial institutions. 
"She is highly responsive and provides pragmatic and well-considered advice."

John Greenfield utilises his great depth of experience to advise clients on contentious trust matters.
"He is a statesman of the litigation field in Guernsey."

Karen Le Cras is noted for her commercially focused practice where she advises clients on trusts and insolvency.
"She's brilliant; she always gets the right results."

Mark Dunster has a noteworthy practice encompassing trusts and general commercial litigation. He is noted for his regulatory work as well as his ability to advise on related disputes.
"He is very accessible and very responsive." "He assesses situations and identifies the key variables quickly, and his input is always pragmatic and delivered without fuss."

Tim Corfield stands out for his work on corporate and investment fund-related disputes. He is also able to advise clients with fraud-related claims.
"He's pragmatic, very bright, very commercial and an excellent advocate." "He is a strong commercial litigator who is very highly regarded."

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Guernsey

Dispute Resolution


Elaine Gray
Band 3
John Greenfield
Senior Statespeople
Karen Le Cras
Band 3
Mark Dunster
Band 3
Tim C Corfield
Band 2