Channel Islands legal services

As one of the leading Channel Islands law firms, Appleby has attracted a diverse clientele of esteemed financial services businesses, including international corporations, trust companies, high-net-worth individuals and more. The presence in both Jersey and Guernsey has led our clients to appreciate the value of having a single point of contact across the islands, reducing inconsistencies in the advice given, controlling costs, and providing a seamless, consistent pan-jurisdictional service.

In addition, we are the only law firm in the Channel Islands with an office in the Isle of Man – the third island territory within the British Isles known as a Crown Dependency.

Offshore lawyers in the Channel Islands

Appleby’s offshore lawyers in the Channel Islands are specialists in their area. Together, our Guernsey and Jersey lawyers and advocates are among the most respected in the offshore world and regularly ranked in the top tier for multiple practice areas in industry legal directories. With a global presence spanning key offshore centres, including the Channel Islands, our multinational team of experts collaborate seamlessly with top international law firms, accounting firms, and insolvency practitioners. Our partner-led approach ensures an unrivalled reputation in handling intricate cross-border issues, fuelling our continuous growth as trusted advisers to our clients.

Appleby’s Channel Islands lawyers are ranked in all three principal legal directories – Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR, and have earned an international reputation as one of the top-tier law firms with many of our Guernsey lawyers and Jersey lawyers listed as leading individuals within their respective practice areas. Praise in the most recent edition of The Legal 500 included the following: “We have had exposure to other firms that either don’t have the strength in depth of Appleby or don’t cover all of the areas we need for a deal of the type we tend to do when using Channel Island offices. Appleby’s coverage including internationally is really attractive when you are involved in so many cross border deals as we are.”

Appleby Jersey

Appleby’s Jersey legal services are provided to clients that include other leading international law firms, ‘blue chip’ financial institutions, investment managers, international FTSE 250/Fortune 500 corporations, local Jersey companies, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.

The Jersey office is routinely ranked as one of the leading law firms in the island by the likes of Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR, with recent endorsements about our Jersey legal services praising Appleby’s “supremely experienced team” as well as our “great coverage across the offshore markets with high quality lawyers” (Legal 500).

Appleby Guernsey

Appleby’s Guernsey office is one of the leading law firms in Guernsey. Our lawyers provide comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas. All our Guernsey team joined us from leading international law firms and have many years of experience relating to both Guernsey law and an in-depth understanding of cross-jurisdictional issues.

We are ranked in the principal legal directories – Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR, earning a stellar reputation for our international offering. Recent commentary in Legal 500 about our Guernsey legal services highlighted how: “Appleby have a market leading brand and global platform, with deep legal and industry knowledge. They provide local service backed by international quality advice and lawyers”.

Our Experts

James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

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Richard Sheldon

Managing Group Partner*: Guernsey

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Olwyn Barry

Group Partner: BVI

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Jeremy Berchem

Group Partner*: Guernsey

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John Bisson

Partner: Jersey

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Simon Felton

Partner: Jersey

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Richard Field

Partner: Guernsey

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Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI

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Christophe Kalinauckas

Partner: Jersey

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Niall MacDonald

Partner: Jersey

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Iain Millar

Partner* Appleby (Jersey) L.P.: Jersey

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Fraser Robertson

Partner: Jersey

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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

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Andrew Weaver

Partner: Jersey

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Anthony Williams

Partner: Guernsey

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