Created Date:
04 October 2023

Carey Olsen tops offshore legal rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2024 guide

Carey Olsen once again leads the offshore law firms in the Legal 500 rankings, achieving Tier 1 status in all 20 categories for the second year running and maintaining its position as the only offshore law firm with a clean sweep of Tier 1 rankings.

71 of the firm's lawyers achieved individual recognition in this year's guide. 16 Carey Olsen partners are featured in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which identifies lawyers who have been recognised for exceptional performance and have received praise from their clients for continued excellence. In addition, 29 of the firm's lawyers are recognised as 'Leading Individuals', nine as 'Next Generation Partners' and 17 as 'Rising Stars'. Overall, five lawyers improved their ranking and five achieved a new ranking. 

The Legal 500 cites a significant amount of impressive feedback from clients, noting that the Carey Olsen team are "100% focused on the client, anticipating their needs and just making their lives easier overall", and that the firm "provides exceptional service, they are technically extremely strong, very responsive and always understand the wider commercial context". 

Group managing partner Alex Ohlsson said: "Carey Olsen is pleased to have once again been recognised as the leading offshore firm in The Legal 500 UK 2024. This highlights the hard work and expertise of our teams across Guernsey, Jersey and London. I am grateful to our clients for their continuing support and feedback and, most importantly, to our talented lawyers and group services staff for helping to shape the outstanding firm we are today."

The firm's full rankings are as follows:


Tier 1: Banking and finance; Capital markets; Commercial property; Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution; Employment; Insurance; Investment funds; Private client, trusts and tax. 


Tier 1: Banking and Finance; Capital markets; Commercial property; Corporate and commercial; Dispute resolution; Regulatory and white-collar crime; Employment; Family; Investment funds; Private client, trusts and tax.


Tier 1: Offshore firms.