Corporate & Commercial

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

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Property

The Guernsey property department is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. In addition, the property department provides support to colleagues in the corporate and dispute resolution departments on real estate-related technical points of law.

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UK Real Estate

We are delighted to help in relation to providing legal advice for real estate in England and Wales. We listen. We learn what your needs are. We proactively respond. Whether it’s personal or commercial property, we always provide sound and pragmatic advice, adding value to the transaction.

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Private Client

Our services for private client matters include the drafting of realty and personalty wills, obtaining Grants of Probate, acting as professional executors and assisting foreign lawyers who have requirements in this jurisdiction.

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Introduction

Vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

All of the department’s advocates have practiced at top city and offshore law firms and together advocates Ferbrache, Jones, Breckon & Antill boast over 85 years of contentious, semi contentious and advisory experience. They have regularly acted for large corporations and high net worth individuals, and have appeared or been involved in many of Guernsey’s high profile law cases.

Expertise

Banking Disputes

Our Dispute Resolution teams is experienced in advising on freezing orders and injunctions, breach of mandate claims, and the enforcement of security. We have a track record of acting for and against international institutions.  We can also advise in the context of complaints to the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman.

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Contentious Insolvency

Our Dispute Resolution team regularly advises insolvency practitioners, creditors, commercial entities, senior management and trustees on insolvency matters.  We can advise on a range of insolvency options including applying for or defending compulsory liquidation, issuing or setting aside statutory demands, administration and receivership.

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Data Protection

We have experience of advising local and international businesses on all issues relating to GDPR and privacy compliance. We can assist clients by advising on the legal issues that they may need to address, reviewing existing contracts, policies and procedures and drafting any other related documents that may be required.

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Employment Disputes

Our Dispute Resolution team acts for both employers and employees in relation to all kinds of employment disputes, including contractual claims, dismissals and discrimination.

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Partnership, LLP & Corporate Disputes

In conjunction with our Corporate and Commercial team, the Dispute Resolution team regularly acts both for and against international institutions and has experience of advising on partners’, members’ and directors’ duties, minority shareholder rights (including unfair prejudice and derivative actions) and regulatory matters.

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Fraud and Asset Tracing

Our Dispute Resolution Team has a wealth of experience of complex fraud and asset tracing matters and advises both those seeking to apply for or oppose freezing orders and injunctions.  We also have a wealth of experience of advising on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Guernsey.

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Investment Fund Disputes

Our Dispute team has significant experience of advising in the context of funds disputes and can assist with claims related to insolvency, the redemption of investments, disputes as to valuation and breach of contract owing to inter alia failures to operate within relevant investment criteria.

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Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Our Dispute Resolution team has a wealth of experience in acting for claimants and defendants in the context of medical negligence and personal injury actions. This includes acting for parties, including minors, with catastrophic injuries and whole of life claims.

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Professional negligence

Our Dispute Resolution team has a wealth of experience of prosecuting and defending claims for professional negligence in a wide range of commercial contexts.  This includes advice on both professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ policies.  Our advocates have acted in the context of construction, architecture, investment, pension and fiduciary services, both for and against medical professionals and for parties engaged in commercial disputes and debt recovery claims.

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Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement

Our Dispute Resolution Team has significant experience acting for both domestic and international organisations in such matters and is also able to advise on the investigation and management of regulatory issues and employee fraud.

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Trust Disputes

Our Dispute Team has a wealth of experience in advising trustees, settlors, beneficiaries, protectors and third parties dealing with trustees.  We advise on both contentious and semi-contentious matters including in the context of mistake, the blessing of momentous decisions, hostile trust litigation and regulatory obligations.  We also have experience of pension scheme disputes and matters coming before the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman.

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Licensed Premises

We at Ferbrache & Farrell appear regularly in the Royal Court for all matters concerning the Liquor Licensing Ordinances and associated legislation.

Our experience extends to all licensing matters including advice concerning Designated Officials, the Drug and Alcohol Strategy examination process, Al Fresco licences, Off Licences and Under 18s Permits. We liaise very closely with the Home Department in advance of Court applications being made to ensure any queries are dealt with in a pro-active manner. With a dedicated specialist Licensing Court Officer, we are able to provide swift solutions to individuals and businesses for all liquor related matters.

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