27 April 2018

Carey Olsen strengthens Guernsey litigation and dispute resolution practice

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has added to its litigation and dispute resolution practice with the appointments of senior associate Elliot Aron and associate Steven Balmer.

Elliot, who qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2010, joins Carey Olsen from a top-tier UK law firm. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 and practised at the English Bar. He has also practised in the Cayman Islands. Elliot has significant experience in advising international and local clients on a wide range of contentious matters, specialising in complex and high-value commercial, funds and trust disputes.

Elliot is recognised in Legal 500 for his contentious work in the UK and is described as 'up-and-coming' and 'very bright with a great work ethic'.

Steven was admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in 2016 and joins from a well-regarded national firm. He has experience in an extensive range of commercial disputes, appearing in Scotland's Sheriff and Sheriff Appeal Courts. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Steven worked for the Judicial Institute for Scotland and is a graduate of both the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Karen Le Cras, head of Carey Olsen's dispute resolution team in Guernsey, said: "We are delighted to welcome Elliot and Steven to Carey Olsen. Between them they bring considerable experience in advising across a broad range of subject matters.

"The appointments reflect the increasing volume of instructions we are seeing in our disputes practice and mark our commitment to meeting the needs of clients with challenging international and cross-border elements."