Walkers has promoted Advocate Chris Hutley-Hurst to the partnership in its Guernsey office in the firm’s annual promotions round which saw a record 26 new partners internationally.
In addition, Advocates Helena Lavin and Laurent Thibeault (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution) and Jessica Robinson (Investment Funds & Corporate) have been promoted to senior counsel, and Nitrisha Doorasamy (Private Capital & Trusts) has been promoted to senior associate.
Chris – a partner in Walkers’ Guernsey Investment Funds & Corporate Group – spent 15 years working with onshore firms in London and New York before moving offshore, and qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in September 2020. He is recognised by Legal 500 for both Investment Funds and Corporate & M&A.
Matt Sanders, the managing partner of Walkers’ Guernsey office, said: “Chris has made a real impact on our practice since joining us 18 months ago, and we are all delighted to see his hard work recognised with promotion to the partnership.
“This news and the arrival of Craig Cordle as a lateral hire means that our funds and corporate group has gone from two partners to four in the space of a few months, and it is exciting to see how the team will continue to grow and develop.”
Fraser Hern, the Head of Walkers’ Channel Islands business, added: “I am delighted to welcome Chris to the Walkers’ partnership – in his short time with us so far he has demonstrated excellent standards not just in technical expertise but also in client care and in his commercial approach.
“I am also delighted to see the significant contributions that Helena, Laurent, Jessica and Nitrisha have made to their respective practice groups recognised with promotions to senior counsel and senior associate.”
The 26 new partners across Walkers’ global offices marks the firm’s largest ever round of additions to the partnership. Walkers is a leading international law firm practising Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey and Irish law across a global network of offices that includes London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.