Ogier’s Dispute Resolution team is growing across the Channel Islands with the appointment of two senior Advocates in the Jersey and Guernsey teams.
In Jersey, contentious trusts specialist Advocate Damian Evans has joined as Counsel, and in Guernsey, Advocate Bryan de Verneuil-Smith has joined the team as a Managing Associate.
Legal 500 ranks Damian as a Leading Individual, describing him as ‘extremely intelligent, brilliant in court, unfailingly practical and results-driven’.
With seven years’ experience as a Jersey Advocate, most recently heading the contentious trusts team at a Jersey law firm, Damian specialises in commercial litigation including insolvency, contractual disputes, fraud, regulatory and trust disputes.
Partner Nick Williams has welcomed Damian’s arrival, saying: “Following the promotion of Oliver Passmore to partner and the arrival of managing associate Rebecca McNulty, our team continues to go from strength to strength.
“Damian’s arrival is a very welcome addition to our leading trusts disputes team.”
In Guernsey, Bryan has most recently represented the executive directors of Carlyle Capital Corporation in the jurisdiction’s biggest ever civil trial.
An active member of the Guernsey International Legal Association, Bryan has a broad commercial litigation practice which covers financial services disputes, banking litigation and contentious insolvency.
Partner Mathew Newman said: “Our team continues to grow due to client demand and a strong flow of instructions covering restructuring, contentious trusts, commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
“Bryan comes to us with a strong reputation, and members of our team have worked closely with him on the Carlyle trial and appeal – we look forward to his arrival.”