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Stuart Tyler is a Partner and Group Head within the Corporate Department in Guernsey. Stuart deals with a number of corporate and commercial matters including fund raising, acquisitions, debt finance, financial services regulatory matters, insolvency, shareholder arrangements, insurance structures and the commercial aspects of trusts and foundations law.

Stuart joined Appleby in January 2020 from Guernsey’s then largest single jurisdiction firm, where he had been a partner for the previous ten years. Stuart originally came to Guernsey in 2006, having previously been a partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP in London.



Stuart was named as a ‘Leading Individual’ in The Legal 500 UK 2024. Stuart is praised for having “bags of experience and a sound commercial head on his shoulders. We consider their work to be first class.” Clients say that “Stuart is regularly instructed on blue chip transactions in Guernsey due to a combination of his stellar reputation and his excellent commercialism. He takes absolutely no nonsense and is both absolutely dedicated and hugely reliable. A fantastic lawyer.”

The team are praised for their “breadth of commercial subject matter” which “means that they can service any form of corporate work in any sector.”

Legal 500 go on to say that Stuart “wears his incisive approach and intellect very lightly, meaning that very complex instructions are made user-friendly for non-specialists. He is the go-to corporate brief for several boards I am involved with and what he produces is exceptional.”

Chambers UK 2024 recognise Stuart for being a ‘Notable Practitioner’. Clients say that he “is a very smart lawyer. He’s very technical, so he is happy to get into the weeds on complicated questions about Guernsey law.” and that “he’s commercially excellent and an expert in his field” and “explains very complicated legal matters in a very straightforward way, which leads to commercial decisions.” The team are commended for having “excellent technical and commercial knowledge” and described as “responsive and professional and display a collaborative and commercial approach to their work.”

IFLR1000 named Stuart as ´Highly Regarded´ in the 2023 edition for his Corporate and Investment Funds work. Clients told IFLR1000 that Appleby are an “established team with very strong technical knowledge and outstanding commercial sense.”  In addition that Stuart is “Approachable, commercial with a can-do attitude.”

Qualifications & Education

Stuart qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1992 and as a Guernsey advocate in 2010.

  • Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Our lawyer of choice for any M&A work where there is any complexity at all.

The Legal 500

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