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John Kelleher


John specialises in commercial disputes. His specialisms include: public law and judicial review, law of contract, property law, planning law and general commercial litigation. He is a recognised leader in Jersey contract law, Jersey customary law and Jersey property law.

The many high profile cases he has acted on include Les Pas Holdings Limited v States of Jersey; J.P.M.O. and TOP Produce v States of Jersey; Anchor Trust v Jersey Financial Services Commission; Jersey Financial Services Commission v Cater Allen Trust Co Ltd; Attorney General v Bhojwani; Crociani v Crociani and others.

In 2017, John was elected as President of the Law Society of Jersey. 


John was called to the English Bar in 1991 and became an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1994. He has been a partner since 1995.

He is a prolific writer on local law and a founding member of the Jersey Law Review.

He is a qualified mediator and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

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What our clients say

“Combines a brilliant mind with a common sense approach to litigation.”

Legal 500

“John Kelleher is a class act and an absolute gentleman in court.”

Chambers Europe

“Is in absolute control of the files and knows in minute detail what is going on in a case.”

Chambers UK

“Has an unparalleled knowledge of Jersey customary law and is a pleasure to work with.”

Legal 500

"He presents incredibly well in court and is very experienced, highly knowledgeable and gives excellent advice."

Chambers UK