10 October 2019

'Excellent' Carey Olsen achieves top tier rankings in Chambers UK 2020

Carey Olsen has been described as 'an excellent, leading offshore firm that is able to cover all bases' in the 2020 edition of the Chambers UK, with more than 40 of its Guernsey, Jersey and London lawyers gaining individual recognition.

The highly respected legal directory, which ranks law firms and their lawyers based purely on client feedback, has  awarded the firm a total of seven 'Band One' rankings across its Channel Islands practice areas, while six partners have gained individual Band One rankings.

In Jersey, top tier rankings were achieved in four practice areas – corporate and finance; dispute resolution; employment; and investment funds.

The Jersey corporate and finance team is described as 'outstanding' by one interviewee who says the firm can 'deliver prompt responses with a commercial approach to working through issues and finding common ground'. The dispute resolution and litigation practice is 'without doubt a market leader in the Channel Islands' according to market commentators, while clients describe the employment team  as 'very good, reliable and responsive'. The 'deep roster of experienced practitioners' in the Jersey investment funds practice is highlighted by Chambers, while clients describe the team as 'a pleasure to work with' and praise it for being 'quick to understand our requirements and come up with practical solutions'.

In Guernsey, the firm's corporate team remains the only Band One ranked practice in the island for corporate and finance, including investment funds advice, and is described by sources as 'very responsive and technically on point'. Similarly, the Guernsey trusts and private wealth team has the only Band One ranking in the island for trusts, with sources commenting that 'they are the first name we think of for trust and fiduciary providers'. The firm's third Band One ranking in Guernsey was achieved in property, with clients commending the property team for being 'at the top of their game'.

The impressive set of results follows in the footsteps of Carey Olsen being crowned Offshore Firm of the Year at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards, held in London earlier this month.

A full summary of the Carey Olsen firm and lawyer rankings in Chambers UK is available via the Chambers and Partners website.