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Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 2GuernseyGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Comprehensive litigation offering that includes regular work on trust litigation, fraud and contentious employment matters. Particularly noted for expertise in insolvency matters, with experience handling a range of liquidation, administration-related and winding-up disputes. Able to handle both court litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods. Clients include household names from the banking and professional services industries.

Strengths

A client comments: "They always go the extra mile to provide timely and well thought through advice."

A source notes: "The team are excellent and share knowledge well."

Work highlights

Represented Deloitte, in its capacity as adminstration manager of the collapsed Providence investment fund, in its GBP14 million suit against PwC over alleged professional negligence.

Notable practitioners

Mathew Newman is head of the firm's Guernsey dispute resolution team and is sought after by clients for his expertise in matters relating to insolvency, professional negligence and trusts.
"He is a very commercial and very responsive lawyer."

Simon Davies is a leading Guernsey advocate who is highly respected for his work advising clients on insolvency, contentious trust and investment fund related disputes.
"He is a very good advocate and very good on appellate work."

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Overview

Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey is led by partners Simon Davies and Mathew Newman. The team represents a wide range of clients, from banks and trust companies to corporate and commercial entities and high net worth individuals from across the globe. 

The expertise that Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey has is reflected in the matters that it has worked on, many of which are reported, particularly in the trust and insolvency fields.

Recently the Carlyle Group, Carlyle Investment Management and TCGH, represented by Partner Simon Davies, won a civil case thought to be the largest in Guernsey's history, successfully defending claims including that its management of a Guernsey fund was in breach of duties alleged to be owed to it that led to total investment losses in the 2008 financial crash.

The case – valued at well over £1 billion - is thought to be the largest in Guernsey's history by financial value, duration, and number of documents filed.

Ogier's Dispute Resolution team is also a key contributor to local practice, assisting in a variety of specific areas covered by other submissions in the fields of property, construction and planning and employment and immigration work.

Key contacts: Simon Davies and Mathew Newman

Dispute Resolution

Ogier

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Location

Redwood House

St Julian's Avenue

St Peter Port

Guernsey

UK

GY1 1WA

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Guernsey

Dispute Resolution


Mathew Newman
Band 2
Simon Davies
Band 1