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David Jones



"The best person in Guernsey for insolvency and restructuring work. If I had any matter that was Guernsey-related, I'd go to him first before others can. You want him on your case."

Chambers UK

"He's very commercial, practical and very personable. He comes at things from an angle that is easily understood but is also very good technically."

Chambers UK

"He's brilliant and he's very creative in his approach."

Chambers UK

"David is a thought leader in the industry. He's a very good advocate and comes up with innovative solutions to our issues."

Chambers UK

"David is one of the most commercial lawyers in the Channel Islands - my go-to restructuring lawyer."

Chambers UK



David is an advocate and head of the restructuring and insolvency team in Guernsey. He advises on complex restructurings and formal insolvencies in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters.

In his time with Carey Olsen David has been involved in many of the largest insolvencies involving Guernsey entities and global retailers. He is able to assist lenders in respect of the taking and enforcement of all forms of security. David regularly advises the boards of distressed entities and has extensive experience acting for office holders on all aspects of their appointments including the tracing and recovery of assets.

David is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3 and sits on the young members Committee of INSOL International. David lectures on INSOL's Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency and is part of the working group tasked with updating and revising Guernsey's insolvency laws. He has also been appointed as a member of Guernsey's first ever Insolvency Rules Committee (IRC). David is listed in Who's Who Legal for Restructuring & Insolvency and Asset Recovery. 


David qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2004. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014. He was made a partner at Carey Olsen in January 2019.

Relevant experience

Notable matters include advising in relation to the restructuring and/or formal insolvencies of:

  • Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited,
  • the philatelic investment business Stanley Gibbons (Guernsey) Limited,
  • The Long Port Group, and
  • HMV Group plc.

He has advised on the acquisition, restructuring and enforcement of a number of high value, multi-jurisdictional, non-performing loan portfolios on behalf of hedge fund acquirers.


Awards and accolades


David is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in dispute resolution by Legal 500, and "is a thought leader in the industry". He is also ranked by Chambers and Partners as a new entry in Band 3. David has been recognised as one of Guernsey's best restructuring and insolvency lawyers by Who's Who Legal. David provides clients with specialist advice and is noted as "the best person in Guernsey for insolvency and restructuring work". The GRR 100 states that "David Jones always looks for a pragmatic solution to resolve issues in a timely manner."

L500 UK Next Gen Partner 2024
David Jones Chambers UK 2024