Solicitors Offshore

General information

The States of Jersey – the Official Government site for the Island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands situated in the English Channel. The site is not specifically legal but the Crime and Justice section of the site is here.

Jersey Legal Information Board is the official source of legal information in Jersey. This includes Legislation and Unreported Judgments from 1997 onwards together with Practice Directions of the Royal Court, the consolidated Royal Court Rules and the Jersey Law Review. You can also search for Jersey firms. In addition, subscribers and other registered users have access to further areas of the website, including the Annotated Laws, linking case law to statute, the official Jersey Law Reports; a Legal Library of Jersey Texts, Books and Commentaries.

JustCite, the provider-neutral legal citator from Justis Publishing Ltd, now indexes both The Jersey Law Reports and the Jersey Judgments series. (You need to search for what you are looking for). The laws of Jersey have an international appeal, with many cases having a particular focus on banking, tax, foundations and trusts, and financial services. Influenced by English and French legal systems, they have their roots in Norman law. The Jersey Judgments, which are provided by The Jersey Legal Information Board (JLIB) , contain the judgments published by Jersey’s Royal Court from 1950 to 1984. The Jersey Law Reports, also from JLIB, cover matters of lasting legal importance from Jersey’s Royal Court and Court of Appeal from 1985 onwards. JustCite places these cases in context and also links to their full text online.

States of Guernsey provides information on government, finance, industry and tourism.

Guernsey Bar introduces the profession of Guernsey Advocate and Guernsey law itself. There is extensive background information on the legal system in Guernsey, an introduction to the Guernsey Bar, contact details for Guernsey firms and advice about how best to work with a Guernsey Advocate. There is also a detailed glossary of legal terms and links to other legal sites in the Channel Islands.

ISI Publications Ltd, the publishing division of WWWoods & Co, is a publisher of e-commerce and investment titles with offices in Hong Kong, the UK and Bermuda.

The firms of solicitors

Appleby, with 800 lawyers, is a key provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services with branches in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychellesas well as the international financial centres of London, Hong Kong, Zurich and Bahrain.

AO Hall was established in 2005 by Alison Ozanne and Louise Hall, two leading Guernsey advocates specialising in dispute resolution and employment law. There are downloadable guides in corporate law, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property available on the web site together with articles, newsletters and alerts.

Babbe Conveyancing – Guernsey

Baker & Partners (previously BakerPlatt), based in Jersey, specialises in litigation, financial services regulation, crime, international co-operation and insolvency.

Bedell Cristin based in Jersey, was founded in 1939 and offers comprehensive Channel Islands, Mauritian and BVI legal advice.

Cains – Isle of Man

Carey Olsen – Jersey, Guernsey and London

Collas Crill was formed in April 2011 by the merger of Collas Day in Guernsey and Crill Canavan in Jersey.

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius, specialising in corporate and commercial litigation, capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, insurance, investment funds, aviation, shipping, and private client matters.

Hanson Renouf – St Helier, Jersey, Barristers and Advocates

M&P Legal (Formerly Mann and Partners) – Douglas, Isle of Man

MannBennham Limited – Douglas, Isle of Mann

Maples & Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional and business clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands.

Mourant Ozannes, one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, advises on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

Ogier operates in ten jurisdictions around the world.

Parslows specialises in the full range of Jersey legal services: Dispute resolution and Court work (Civil and commercial litigation), Corporate commercial trust, Personal law (Probate, Family, Employment law, personal injury), Property (residential conveyancing and property, Commercial property), Risk & Regulatory, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Simcocks – Isle of Man

Sinels is a major litigation firm in Jersey which also maintain two separate companies: Sintel Global Intelligence, a Business Intelligence agency which provides unique solutions and assistance to corporates, individuals, and professional service providers faced with difficult and complex problems, including legal disputes and Boorola, a specialist company which unlocks debt and converts problems into revenue. Clients includes lending institutions, commercial entities and individuals.

Solomon Harris & Co. – Cayman Islands

Spigt Dutch Caribbean was established in 2001 and has since been active throughout the Dutch Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. The lawyers and tax advisers of Spigt Dutch Caribbean specialize in corporate law, financial law, tax law and dispute resolution.

Stuart Smalley & Co – Douglas, Isle of Man

Viberts – Jersey

Voisin & Co. – Jersey (with substantial information on Jersey law and legal topics)

Walkers – one of the largest off shore firms with a global reach.

Weatherill Advocate – Douglas, Isle of Man