We are delighted that Partners, Guillaume Staal and Bobby Christie, have been included in the Citywealth’s Top 100 Future Leaders for 2020. This list includes the best advisers and managers aged under 40 in the wealth management and private client industries.
Guillaume and Robert’s inclusion in the Top 100 demonstrates the quality of client work, as well as professional development, provided by the firm to its up and coming partners. We are proud of the hard work that both have put in to developing their practices.
Dickinson Gleeson is delighted to have moved to Band 2 status for its dispute resolution team in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners. James Gleeson has moved to Band 1 and James Dickinson is placed in Band 2 in the individual rankings. The rankings also re-affirm its expertise in offshore trusts matters.
The highly regarded guide to the global legal industry commends the decade-old firm as: “A highly skilled team comprising talented professionals who work seamlessly and proactively with a clear focus on providing top-notch advice.”
Dickinson is recognised for his tremendous work ethic: “He works
extraordinarily hard and goes the extra mile.”
James Gleeson is described as
possessing “anamazing grasp of detail, he’s very
forensic and he is a real tactical litigator”. Chambers also notes: “He analyses
issues objectively, and he’s very sensible and commercial.”
Craig Swart is “an expert in what he does”, in Jersey trust law matters,
and also features as a Ranked Individual in the Offshore Trusts section of the
James Gleeson said of
this year’s accomplishments: “We are delighted to see the firm’s continued
success rewarded by these improved rankings. It is very gratifying to be
commended for the high quality of our legal advice in the dispute resolution
and offshore trusts arenas. We are also delighted with the recognition of our
key individuals in a very competitive marketplace.”
2020 continues to be an
increasingly exciting year for Dickinson Gleeson, with the firm having won the
Citywealth IFC Boutique Law Firm of the Year for the third consecutive
year. It has also been nominated as the
Legal 500’s Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2020, which it won in 2017 and, for
the fifth time, been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious 2020 STEP PCA
Boutique Law Firm of the Year.
Now in its tenth year of operation, Dickinson Gleeson has also emerged as one of the top four law firms in Jersey for client service, following a comprehensive survey undertaken by Legal 500.
Dickinson Gleeson is celebrating retaining its rankings in the Legal 500 UK 2020. These rankings confirm the firm’s expertise in offshore dispute resolution as well as in private client, trusts and tax matters. The firm’s two founding partners have retained their status in the Hall of Fame and the majority of the firm’s lawyers are individually ranked and singled out for praise.
The firm is described as having “lawyers sophisticated and
experienced enough to tackle the most complex and challenging of big commercial
and trust cases”.
James Dickinson (Hall of Fame) is described as “…extraordinarily hard working, and very bright. He wants to understand everything and attains a really strong grasp of the factual issues and legal nuances of a case. Not afraid to get stuck in and robust on his feet. Extremely thorough in his preparations and devastatingly effective in court.”
James Gleeson(Hall of Fame) is “…cerebrally intelligent, and wears it lightly. Very, very good lawyer to have on your side in a complex commercial or chancery dispute.”
Partner Craig Swart is once again listed as a Leading Individual in the Private Client, Trusts and Tax section of the directory.
The two most recent litigation partners, Robert Christie(Next Generation Partner) and Guillaume Staal (Rising Star) are also noted for their abilities:
“Robert Christie is an absolute star. His approach combines intellectual rigour with an ever-practical instinct for the winning argument. He has a fantastic work manner and gets on very well with clients and barristers alike.”
Guillaume Staal is called “A future star. A very understated but very intelligent legal mind.” Senior Associate Pierre Ali-Noor (Rising Star) is described as being “hard working, charming and diligent. He really gets into the meat of a case.”
James Dickinson said of this year’s accomplishments: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised once more for our team’s intellectual and tactical abilities in complex dispute resolution matters and for our work in the private wealth sphere. For a firm of this size to have key practitioners across both our practice areas praised individually is a commendable achievement, fitting for our tenth year in operation.”
2020 continues to be another good year for Dickinson Gleeson, with the firm having won the Citywealth IFC Boutique Law Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year. The firm has also been nominated as the Legal 500’s Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2020, which it won in 2017 and for the fifth time, been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious 2020 STEP PCA Boutique Law Firm of the Year.
Dickinson Gleeson has also been identified as one of the top four law firms in Jersey for client service, following a comprehensive survey undertaken by Legal 500.
Two partners from Jersey litigation
boutique, Dickinson Gleeson, have been shortlisted in the Citywealth Future
Leaders Awards 2020.
Robert Christie has been nominated for International Financial Centre Lawyer of the Year – Partner and Mentor, whilst Guillaume Staal has been nominated for IFC Lawyer of the Year – Senior/Managing Associate.
The awards champion young professionals in the wealth sector
and aim to highlight both present and future leaders who are below forty years
of age. Nominees must show strong evidence of professional growth and success
over the past year.
“We are delighted that both Robert and Guillaume have been shortlisted in their respective categories, as the awards attract an extremely high standard of participants. Their inclusion in the shortlists demonstrates the quality of the work and professional development provided by the firm to its up and coming partners. We are proud of the hard work that both have put in to developing their practices.”
2020 continues to be another successful year for Dickinson
Gleeson, with the firm having already been recognised as Citywealth IFC
Boutique Law Firm of the Year for the third year in a row. The firm has also been
listed as a finalist in the 2020 STEP Awards, nominated for Legal 500 offshore
law firm of the year 2020 and identified in a Legal 500 survey as being one of
the top four firms in Jersey for client service.
The winners of the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards will be announced on 11 November 2020.
We are very pleased to announce that Dickinson Gleeson has been listed as a finalist in the STEP Private Client Awards. The firm has been nominated in the category of Boutique Law Firm of the Year and is the only Jersey law firm to be listed, alongside four other international finalists.
Viewed as the “Oscars”
of the private client world, the awards are considered a hallmark of excellence
within the industry and confirmation to both clients and peers of providing
high quality advice and solutions.
Founding partner of
Dickinson Gleeson, James Dickinson said of the nomination:
“We are delighted to be listed, once
again, as a finalist in the category of Boutique Law Firm of the Year in these
prestigious industry awards. We are proud of and grateful to our excellent and
hardworking team for securing this nomination for the fifth time.”
2020 continues to be another successful year for us, with the firm being awarded Citywealth IFC Boutique Law Firm of the Year for the third year in a row, being recognised in a Legal 500 client survey as one of the top four firms in Jersey for client service, the promotion of Advocate Guillaume Staal to Partner and the recent appointment of two lawyers to support its core trust litigation practice.
The winners of the Awards will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 9 December 2020.
Award-winning dispute resolution, fiduciary and corporate experts. We have acted on some of the largest, most complex cases and transactions involving Jersey entities. Our solutions are innovative, entrepreneurial and driven by an unswerving commitment to achieve our clients’ needs and objectives.
Dickinson Gleeson has appointed a Consultant to support its
growing legal team.
Advocate Jane Martin has been recruited by the practice to further enhance its litigation offering, and brings with her a wealth of experience in commercial litigation and case management.
As former Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Jersey and previously a Managing Partner of a local law firm, Advocate Martin has enjoyed a varied career, which also includes being appointed as Crown Advocate and arguing cases on behalf of the prosecution in criminal trials.
Founding partner James Gleeson said of Jane’s appointment: “Jane has joined us at an exciting time in the firm’s journey. Jane’s expertise is invaluable in bolstering the team and providing the excellent all-round service that our clients expect from us”.
Advocate Martin will focus on a wide range of contentious trusts and companies
disputes, including advising trustees, high net worth individuals, companies and
Having qualified as an English solicitor, Jane was sworn in an Advocate of the Royal
Court in 1995. Commenting on her appointment, Jane added: “I was attracted to working for Dickinson Gleeson due to the high profile, complex cases that they undertake and the dynamic, can do attitude that has made them a market leader in
The appointment of Advocate Martin comes at the same time as the firm’s directory
rankings confirm the firm as a “veritable litigation force with a client-care that issecond-to-none”, by renowned legal directory the Legal 500.
The firm is also delighted that its two founding partners, Advocates Dickinson and Gleeson, have been awarded “Hall of Fame” status by the Legal 500.
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame notes those individuals who have received “constant praise by their clients for continued excellence”, highlighting the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of their profession.
The other leading directory, Chambers and Partners, has noted: 'They're intellectually rigorous and have great a practice" say sources, who add that it is "A great boutique firm."