Ogier to hold joint seminar in Manchester on insolvency law in England and the Channel Islands

Ogier and 4 New Square Chambers are delivering a joint seminar in Manchester this week on the subject of insolvency law in Guernsey, Jersey and England.

Ogier Partner Mathew Newman, who is head of Ogier's Guernsey's Dispute Resolution team, and Counsel Nicola Roberts from Ogier's Jersey team, will deliver a seminar exploring Guernsey and Jersey's recognition of UK insolvency practitioners – including developments from the ongoing £1.3 billion Orb case in which Nicola is acting, and which has seen Jersey's Viscount recognised by the English High Court to administer a major cross-border insolvency case for the first time in almost 40 years.

Mathew's practice has a special focus on contentious insolvency, and as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey he regularly appears on complex insolvency and restructuring matters.

Nicola has considerable experience of complex high value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, including restructuring and insolvency matters.

Both are admitted in England and Wales, as well as their respective Channel Islands jurisdictions.

Barristers Nigel Burroughs and Alex Hall Taylor from 4 New Square will discuss enforcement and recognition of UK judgments in the Channel Islands and other jurisdictions.

Ogier Counsel Alex Horsbrugh-Porter, a UK qualified licensed insolvency practitioner, will chair the seminar.

Mathew said: "Many insolvency cases are multi-jurisdictional in nature, and understanding the nexus between Jersey, Guernsey and English law is an important tool for any insolvency practitioner operating in these jurisdictions.

"We look forward to speaking alongside 4 New Square Chambers at this seminar and sharing insights with fellow practitioners into recent developments in the insolvency field."