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Richard Holden


Drawing on his extensive international experience, Richard advises on a broad range of litigation matters, including complex trust, contractual and commercial disputes, shareholder, investor and funds actions, cross-border and international litigation, injunctions and other applications.

In addition, Richard also acts in matters regarding property and development, energy and resources and insurance, including D&O and professional indemnity.

Notable recent cases include acting on Jersey's first AML non-disclosure prosecution (AG v Jardine) and Jersey’s first substantive judgment on dishonestly assisting breach of trust (Nolan & ors v Minerva Trust Company Ltd [2014 (2) JLR 117]).


Richard began his legal career at the London bar and worked for leading law firms in New Zealand and London before moving to Jersey. He qualified as a barrister in England and Wales, barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and was also admitted in New South Wales before his admission as a Jersey advocate.  He is an honorary member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Alongside legal practice, Richard has held a number of teaching and professional posts, including: at Jersey's Institute of Law, where he was responsible for the Civil and Criminal Procedure Course for qualifying advocates; at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he lectured on trusts, equity and succession; and on the English Bar Standards Board, where he was Assistant Chief Examiner in relation to civil litigation, evidence and remedies.

Richard is the author of Offshore Civil Procedure, providing detailed commentary on court and litigation procedure in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, published by Sweet & Maxwell as a companion volume to its existing White Book.

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