Ogier's Guernsey Dispute Resolution team "excellent on all factors" in new Legal500 directory

Ogier's Guernsey Dispute Resolution team has been praised "excellent on all factors" in the latest independent Legal500 directory.

The verdict comes a month after the team won what is thought to be the largest civil case in Guernsey's history, successfully defending The Carlyle Group against claims worth more than £1 billion arising from the collapse of a fund during the 2008 financial crash.

Ogier's Global Head of Dispute Resolution, Advocate Simon Davies, is one of four Ogier partners from the Guernsey team to have been named as "Leading Individuals" in the latest independent Legal500 directory.

The directory has also recognised Advocates Martyn Baudains, Gavin Ferguson and Marcus Leese as leading lights of the island's legal profession, and has also highlighted partner Bryon Rees and senior associate Piers Dereham as "Next Generation Lawyers".

Client feedback cited for the banking and finance team led by Marcus Leese noted that the firm "stands out in terms of client care, pragmatism and responsiveness", while the dispute resolution team led by Simon Davies was described as "excellent on all factors – one of few firms with the resources to deal with a complex case".

The Private Client and Trusts team led by recent arrival Gavin Ferguson has also climbed up a step in the rankings, which record that the growing team – Gavin is one of four trusts lawyers to have joined this year - demonstrates "good technical knowledge" and provides a "high level of partner-led service".

Marcus Leese, the Practice Partner of the Guernsey team, said: "We are very pleased to see this praise and recognition for our senior lawyers which reflects well on the wider team.

"We have seen the arrival of two new partners and two recruitments at Counsel level in the last 12 months and that growth strategy is continuing.

"It is particularly pleasing to see the firm's values in terms of our relentless focus on client service reflected so frequently in the client feedback across our different service lines."