18 September 2015

Carey Olsen continues to lead Legal 500 UK rankings

The Legal 500 UK’s leading industry report has once again ranked Carey Olsen in tier one across 15 practice areas in the Channel Islands.

Released on Wednesday the report covers the offshore jurisdictions of Jersey and Guernsey with Carey Olsen holding more tier one rankings than any other law firm, with 15 (including its tier one position in London for the Offshore Firms category).

A total of 25 Carey Olsen lawyers have also been recognised in this edition as 'leading individuals', with a number of partners listed for the first time including Karen Le Cras and Elaine Gray in the firm's Guernsey office and Peter German, Marcus Pallot and Robin Smith in Jersey.

The Legal 500 UK is a key industry report that grades law firms following a rigorous research process that includes interviews with clients and peers and information provided by the firms themselves.

We received strong endorsements again this year such as ‘highly knowledgeable and exceptionally commercial’, 'uniformly excellent' and ‘intellectually rigorous and genuinely innovative in seeking solutions to problems’.

The firm has been ranked as follows:



Tier 1

Commercial & Banking

Commercial Property

Dispute resolution




Private Client, Trusts & Tax



Tier 1

Banking & Finance

Commercial Property

Corporate & Commercial

Dispute Resolution


Private client, Trusts & Tax

Structured Finance & Securitisation


Tier 2

Investment Funds



Tier 1

Offshore Firms


Carey Olsen chairman John Kelleher said: “The Legal 500 is an important guide for the legal community. Our pole position in the Channel Islands reinforces our market position, the depth of our expertise and the high quality of our client service.

“The rankings are, once again, a credit to the talent and hard work of our people.”