Mourant

Dispute Resolution Department

Guernsey
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What the team is known for Enjoys an outstanding reputation in dispute resolution matters, drawing from a global team of experts to offer advice on complex and cross-border cases. Relied upon for its wealth of experience in financial, regulatory and commercial litigation. Further areas of expertise include trust disputes and insolvency matters. Frequently called upon by banks in handling issues including freezing orders, injunctions and investigations.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's capabilities in terms of "thoroughness of preparation, responsiveness and attentiveness to the client."

"Everyone else trails in their wake," according to one market commentator who adds: "You get high-quality work from that team."

Work highlights Successfully represented a minority shareholder in a contentious challenge to a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Edwards is relied upon by a broad range of clients from international institutions to private individuals. He displays significant prowess in handling an array of trust disputes, frequently acting on international matters.

Gordon Dawes handles a broad range of disputes, including insurance and defamation proceedings. He is well regarded by market commentators, who describe him as "an experienced and well-respected lawyer."

Jeremy Wessels is thought of as "one of the leading litigators on the island" by commentators, who add: "He is hard-working and very effective in court." He is particularly well regarded for his handling of insolvency disputes, including a number of recent high-profile proceedings.

Head of litigation Robert Shepherd regularly represents significant corporate clients, typically in the financial services sector. He has experience co-ordinating and acting on disputes covering multiple jurisdictions.