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Litigation - Banking & Finance, Commercial, Funds, Trusts - Jersey

Our experienced Jersey litigation lawyers aim to achieve the right outcome for our clients, whether that’s advising on ways to avoid litigation or to get the best possible result in Court. If you have a question for our specialist litigation lawyers in Jersey, please complete our online enquiry form or call 0044 (0)1534 620500.

We are renowned for our success in high profile litigation cases and our success has been built upon applying in-depth logical analysis to every problem before acting upon it. This enables our lawyers to see problems before they arise and to offer advice that saves you money. Our team has broad litigation experience working for leading investment banks, financial institutions and businesses both domestically and internationally. We have advised and acted for clients involved in a wide range of contentious matters, including investigations by the UK's Financial Services Authority and by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Our lawyers are responsive, approachable and available when you need them, providing exceptional Jersey litigation advice that gets results. Always.

Litigation funding in Jersey

We have provided litigation funding as an option for our clients for over three years. If you have a question about litigation funding in Jersey, please complete our online enquiry form or call 0044 (0)1534 620500.

Areas of expertise

  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Company Law, including disputes between shareholders and directors
  • Company governance and shareholder litigation
  • Contractual litigation
  • Debt recovery across international borders
  • Dispute resolution and avoidance
  • Financial and commercial regulatory issues
  • Fraud, asset recovery and anti-money laundering
  • Fund litigation
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Negligence – medical and professional
  • Trust and estate litigation, international and offshore

Recent Cases

Acting for Leeds Utd FC in a successful judgement against Admatch – first time in Jersey that costs awards have been granted against a Director

Sinels act for the claimants in these actions. Sinels have been successful in obtaining judgment and costs awards against Admatch and costs awards against Mr Weston who has been held to be maintaining the Admatch litigation for his own benefit.

This is the first time that a costs order has been obtained against a Director in Jersey.

Judgment has been obtained against Admatch together with an order that Admatch provide information for enforcement purposes. As a result of non-compliance with this order, Sinels are issuing proceedings for contempt of court. As regards the proceedings against Mr Weston and Mr Levi, the parties are due to appear before the Court of Appeal for a decision as to forum in the early course of 2012.

Legal Advisors: Philip Sinel, Richard Wakeham, Steven Chiddicks, Lauren Glynn

Winning a £1.5m claim for Barclays Private Client International Ltd

Sinels was instructed by Barclays Private Client International Limited in relation to claims pursuant to guarantees that it had as against the insolvent estate of Mr Hickman. Barclays was the largest creditor with a claim in excess of £1.5m. Sinels successfully ensured that improper proprietary claims were refused such that Barclays obtained the maximum payment possible in the circumstances.

Legal Advisors: Philip Sinel, Richard Wakeham, Steven Chiddicks


We advised the newly appointed corporate trustee in this very high profile litigation regarding a significant breakdown of relations between members of a wealthy Saudi Arabian family. The litigation involved serious and wide-ranging allegations of breach of trust and fiduciary duty. We provided strategic advice, resolving this litigation rapidly to the benefit of the ultimate clients.

Legal Advisors: Philip Sinel, Richard Wakeham

Expert opinion on an alleged $500m fraud and misdirection of company assets. Central Asian Capital Projects Limited v. Kazakhgold Group Limited

Sinels were instructed by a leading London law firm to provide an expert opinion for the claimant as to the lSinels were instructed by Wedlake Bell, a leading London law firm, to provide an expert opinion for the claimant as to the law on corporate governance in Jersey in respect of various issues in an arbitration to take place before Sir Gavin Lightman in London. The instruction related to the statutory and fiduciary duties placed on directors of a company incorporated in Jersey and the need for them to disclose personal interests which might conflict with the interests of their principal company, the exact nature and scope of their actual and ostensible authority and the ability of the company to ratify any breaches of such duties.  The arbitration followed injunctive proceedings which locked down US$500m and involved allegations of fraud and misdirection of company assets which amounted to substantial claims and counterclaims.

Successful judgement against Capita Trustees for $1.4m. Eckman v. Capita Trustees Limited, Eckman v. Sidem International Limited and Patrick Michault

Sinels successfully obtained judgment against Capita Trustees Limited in the sum of US$1.4m in an action to set aside transactions entered with the intent of defrauding creditors. Capita Trustees Limited was ordered to transfer the ownership of a property in Mallorca to the claimant in satisfaction of the debt. Sinels then secured litigation funding for the enforcement proceedings which are now in train in Mallorca under the management and supervision of Sinels. Sinels will soon be moving to enforce the costs awards against Mr Michault in Switzerland.

Legal Advisors: Richard Wakeham, Adam Marshall