Carey Olsen has been described as ‘the dominant player in the market’ in the 2021 edition of Chambers UK, in which the firm has gained a total of seven Band One practice area rankings and had more than 40 of its lawyers individually recognised across its Guernsey, Jersey and London offices.
In Guernsey, top tier rankings were achieved in four practice areas – corporate and finance, including investment funds; employment; property; and trusts.
The Guernsey corporate team continues to be the only Band One ranked practice in the island with sources describing Carey Olsen as ‘first class and very focused’ and & ‘the premier firm – they have bench strength across the board’. Similarly, the firm’s trusts and private wealth team has the only Band One ranking for trusts advice in Guernsey, and is hailed as ‘a tip-top firm’ that provides ‘superb advice’
The employment team is also now the only Band One ranked firm in Guernsey for its practice area with clients remarking how the firm ‘attracts and retains incredibly capable lawyers that make dealing with them a pleasure’. Market commentators highlight the top-ranked property team’s ‘good reputation’ and how ‘they just get the deal done’.
In Jersey, top tier rankings were gained in three practice areas – corporate and finance; investment funds; and dispute resolution.
The corporate and finance team is described by market commentators as ‘extremely user-friendly and focused on delivering clear advice’ and ‘high-class, very precise and very efficient’, while another source says ‘their execution is seamless’. The top-ranked investment funds team is ‘an excellent firm – commercially minded, intelligent, reliable and leaders in their field’, according to one source, while another notes that ‘dealing with anyone at Carey Olsen is remarkably straightforward’. The firm’s Jersey dispute resolution team is known for having ‘a formidable reputation’ with clients remarking how the team is ‘very integrated and high-quality’.
A full summary of the Carey Olsen firm and lawyer rankings in Chambers UK is available via the Chambers and Partners website.