Sandie's practice encompasses all aspects of commercial and financial dispute resolution with a special focus on contentious trusts, regulatory matters, insolvency, schemes of arrangement, employment and shareholder disputes. She is experienced in advising in connection with complex and high value international matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. Sandie has acted for trustees, licensed fiduciaries, beneficiaries, high net worth individuals as well as international banks and professional liquidators. Sandie is President of the Guernsey International Legal Association (GILA).
Sandie has acted in a wide variety of matters including contentious removal of trustee litigation and shareholder disputes including unfair dismissal claims and just and equitable winding up claims. Her work has included a high value complex and cross-jurisdictional claim for fraudulent misrepresentation by licensed trustees in connection with refinancing agreements. Sandie also has extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring such as Schemes of Arrangement and recognition of foreign liquidator applications including declarations in relation to unlawful dividends and transactions defrauding creditors. She is also experienced in regulatory matters including representing individuals in connection with GFSC Prohibition Orders and advising an international bank in connection with enquiries by a foreign regulator.
Sandie has written articles on a variety of subjects including the consequences of trustees' mistakes (published by the Solicitors Journal), third party funding (published by Westlaw), disclosure by beneficiaries (published in the Trusts and Trustees journal) and trustees as shareholders (published by Blue Islands inflight magazine).
Sandie graduated from the University of Nottingham with an honours degree in Economics in 2004 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Law School in 2005 followed by the Legal Practice Course in 2006. Prior to joining Ogier in 2014, Sandie trained with Dawsons LLP in Lincoln's Inn, London and subsequently worked for Penningtons Solicitors LLP in London. Sandie was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009. Sandie has also been on secondment to Ogier's Cayman Islands office.
Sandie became an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in 2010
2009, England and Wales