15 September 2016

The Legal 500 UK reaffirms Carey Olsen as the leading law firm in the Channel Islands

Carey Olsen has once again been ranked as the leading law firm in the Channel Islands by Legal 500 UK with a top tier position across 16 of its practice areas. The firm has more tier one rankings than any other law firm in Guernsey and 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 as well as information provided by the firms themselves.

The guide has replaced its Guernsey Commercial and Banking category with two new categories for 2016 (Corporate & M&A and Banking & Finance) and Carey Olsen is positioned in tier one in both.

Carey Olsen has a total of 26 lawyers listed in the 'Leading Lawyers' category as well as 50 lawyers across Guernsey and Jersey who are recommended by the guide.

Carey Olsen once again received strong endorsements from clients and peers including statements that the firm “provides high-quality advice backed up by rock-solid knowledge of the law”, that its lawyers are “solution-oriented, technically excellent and very approachable” and that they are able to “cut through the toughest legal challenges”.

The firm received the following tier one rankings:

Guernsey

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial property
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Investment funds
  • Private client, trusts and tax

Jersey

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial property
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Private client, trusts and tax
  • Structured finance and securitisation

London

  • Offshore Firms

Carey Olsen chairman John Kelleher said: “The announcement of the annual Legal 500 results is a notable date in the legal calendar. We are delighted once again with our position at the top of the tables and with the positive endorsements from our clients who we would like to thank for their involvement and support."