Nigel Sanders

Nigel Sanders


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Nigel Sanders is one of the leading commercial litigation and trust disputes lawyers in Jersey and has over 30 years' experience as a contentious practitioner.

Nigel has been practising in Jersey since 2006, but has also worked in London, Abu Dhabi and the Cayman Islands. Besides commercial and trusts disputes his expertise encompasses contentious insolvency and corporate matters as well as contentious regulatory advisory work and competition law disputes.

He has been admitted in Jersey, England and Wales, BVI and Cayman and regularly advises on cross-border issues relating to trusts, probate, insolvency, fraud and asset tracing and corporate and commercial disputes

Nigel appears regularly before the Jersey Court and has represented professional and institutional clients as well as individuals in a wide range of important reported cases. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Nigel trained as a solicitor in London with Frere Cholmeley before joining Macfarlanes with whom he spent his first three years based in Abu Dhabi. After a further period in London with Macfarlanes, in 2003 Nigel joined Walkers in the Cayman Islands.  Between 2006 and 2019 he worked for another leading firm in Jersey, where he headed the dispute resolution department for a number of years. Nigel rejoined Walkers as a partner in the firm's Jersey office in January 2019.

Admitted in:
England and Wales (not practising)
BVI (not practising)
Cayman Islands (not practising)

LLB (Hons), University of Hull
LLM in Advanced Litigation (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University
Law Society Finals
Jersey Advocates' Examinations

2023 Chambers UK - Band 2 - “Nigel Sanders is very prompt with everything he does and good with the technicalities in very difficult cases.”

2022 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Asset Recovery

2022 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - "one of the best trust litigators in Jersey, very focused on perfection" and another source adds that he is "an absolute delight."

Who's Who Legal 2021 - Commercial Litigation - Recommended

Chambers & Partners - Band 2 - "I enjoyed that he is straightforward, easy to deal with and a nice guy. He quickly understood the clients and was effective."

Legal 500 2021 - Dispute Resolution - Hall of Fame - "Stand-out insolvency disputes lawyer. A great guy and a pleasure to work with. Very sharp and cuts to the commercial chase quickly and effectively. Very responsive and a high recommendation."

Legal 500 2020 - Dispute Resolution - Leading Individual

2020 Who's Who Legal - Private Client

2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Dispute Resolution) - "he's really thorough, no detail goes unnoticed and he's a solutions-driven lawyer."

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner:

"He's really thorough, no detail goes unnoticed and he's a solutions-driven lawyer."

Citywealth Leaders List 2019 - Contentious Trusts category - Jersey 

"Nigel Sanders and I work for a client in a very challenging and interesting dispute before the Court of Jersey regarding a Trust. Mr Sanders is a very helpful, attentive, meticulous and passionate professional. He also has great interpersonal skills and good relationships with his interlocutors, especially with his team. He is always well-prepared before going to Court, has a strong sense of professional ethics, and his defence is nothing short of spectacular. Nigel Sanders is a pleasure to work with."

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Law Society of Jersey
Committee Member of the Law Society of Jersey
Member of ARIES
Member of INSOL