Walkers' Guernsey Team Now Ranked by Legal 500 as Tier 1 in Five Core Practice Areas

Walkers' Guernsey team is now ranked by Legal 500 as Tier 1 for legal advisers in Guernsey for five of its core practice areas after its Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Team and Insurance team maintained their Tier 1 ranking, and its Corporate and M&A, Trusts and Employment practice groups were elevated to Tier 1.

Walkers' Managing Partner in Guernsey, Matt Sanders, said that the new rankings that saw 21 Walkers lawyers recognised by the leading independent legal directory were the result of sustained and strategic growth within the business.

"These new rankings are the product of a lot of hard work and dedication by some phenomenally talented lawyers, and I am delighted to see their work recognised in this way," he said.

"To see our teams ranked in the highest tier by Legal 500 reflects not just on the work of our leadership team and partnership bench, but also those in counsel and associate positions and our excellent business support teams.

"Having just moved to larger offices to accommodate further planned growth here in Guernsey, we have no intention of taking our foot off the gas, and we look forward to continuing to grow and build on the Walkers brand here in Guernsey."

Client feedback given to the Legal 500 researchers reflected Walkers' focus on client care, responsiveness and technical expertise, with examples including:

  •  "This practice is unique in its excellent client care which coupled with their pro-active and commercial approach to all issues and documentation make the team a definitive stand-out."
  •  "Walkers has a global presence in offshore jurisdictions and an excellent reputation. This was why we went to them and selected them among others."
  • "Exceptional sector knowledge, supported by a diverse team to ensure full cover and perspective is available."
  • "Outstanding partner engagement when difficult issues crop up; willing to provide advice in addition to a good standard of commoditised flow work."
  •  "The level of consistency and interconnectedness between offices is noticeable and makes the experience of instructing the firm across multiple jurisdictions very efficient."
Fraser Hern, the head of Walkers' Channel Islands business, added: "Our business in Guernsey has transformed in the past four years, with promotions of key team members and targeted hires of market-leading lawyers from competitor firms in Guernsey, as well as internationally.

"As a global business, we believe that there is a bright future ahead for Guernsey's financial services industry, and we are confident that Walkers will sustain our growth both in headcount and market share in Guernsey. We have a very clear ambition to be the market leader in all of our core practice groups, and we are pleased to be continuing along a very positive trajectory towards achieving this ambition."

Matt SandersManaging PartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com

Fraser HernGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

Fraser HernGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

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