Jersey law firm Dickinson Gleeson has appointed Advocate Guillaume Staal as a partner.
Previously a Senior Associate within the firm’s litigation department, Advocate Staal was promoted to the partnership on 1 July 2020, some eight years after joining Dickinson Gleeson.
Advocate Staal’s principal areas of expertise are in trust and commercial litigation and he also advises clients in respect of contractual disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments and associated freezing and disclosure orders and insolvency matters. He is also regularly instructed in relation to employment and probate matters.
A native French speaker, Advocate Staal graduated with an LLB in English and French Law from King’s College London and a Maitrise en droit (French law degree) from La Sorbonne, Paris.
Founding partner James Dickinson said of the appointment: “This well-deserved promotion is in direct response to Guillaume’s personal contribution and dedication to our award-winning firm. Guillaume has contributed greatly to the firm’s growth and success during his eight years of service”.
Advocate Staal added: “Having begun my trust and commercial litigation practice with the firm I am delighted to now be asked to join the partnership and to continue developing my career with Dickinson Gleeson”.
The appointment is in the same week as the news that Pierre Ali-Noor, one of the firm’s Senior Associates, has received (for the third time) the accolade of recognition in the 2020 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 Channel Islands list which seeks to identify, recognise, promote, and introduce the rising stars of the Private Client practitioner community in the Channel Islands.
2020 has seen another successful year for Dickinson Gleeson, with the firm being awarded Citywealth IFC Boutique Law Firm of the Year, for the third year in a row.