Dickinson Gleeson is pleased to announce that senior associate Advocate Guillaume Staal has been recognised in the “eprivateclient”annual Channel Islands “Top 35 under 35” list.
Guillaume’s principal areas of expertise are in trust, estate and commercial litigation. Guillaume advises trustees, executors, protectors,beneficiaries, ultra-high and high net worth individuals in relation to a wide range of issues. Guillaume also advises in relation to the drafting of wills, probate and Jersey property law issues.
James Dickinson, managing partner, said:
“Guillaume is a dedicated, committed professional and a key member of our team. We are delighted to see that he has been recognised for the high standard and quality of work that he consistently delivers to our clients.”
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Dickinson Gleeson has for the second consecutive year won the prestigious Citywealth IFC Boutique Law Firm of the Year award. Held at the Rosewood London Hotel last night (23 January), the IFC Awards were established to highlight the excellence and expertise of those working in the private wealth sector in the major international finance centres. These awards follow Dickinson Gleeson winning the Legal 500 Offshore Law Firm of the Year in 2017.
Senior partner, James Dickinson, commented: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious industry award for a second year in a row. We would like to thank Citywealth, the judging panel and all of those who supported our application for this award. The biggest thank you goes to our dedicated staff, who have made this possible.”
Dickinson Gleeson are pleased to announce two senior appointments in its highly ranked dispute resolution team. Advocate Robert Christie has been promoted to Partner and Pierre Ali-Noor has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. These appointments, which build upon a hugely successful year for Dickinson Gleeson in 2018, mark the firm’s continued organic growth and expansion as it cements its place in Jersey as a leading disputes-focused law firm.
Robert, who joined the firm in 2015 having previously worked for Ogier in the BVI and practised at the English Bar in London, is continuing to build a practice focusing on trusts, company, commercial and insolvency litigation. Robert has been included in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite “Ones to Watch” list, a global list made up of 100 up and coming lawyers in the private client sector, for both 2017 and 2018. He qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2017.
Pierre joins the firm from Mourant where he was a member of the Jersey dispute resolution team. Before moving to Jersey in 2016, Pierre previously worked for the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills for a number of years. Pierre has also been recognised in the 2018 Private Client Global Elite “Ones to Watch” list and been listed as one of eprivateclient’s “Top 35 Under 35” for 2017 and 2018. He has been described by the Legal 500 UK as being “as smart as they come” and a name to note.
Senior partner, James Dickinson, commented: “We are delighted to be able to share news of these two appointments. Bobby’s richly deserved promotion to the partnership demonstrates Dickinson Gleeson’s continued commitment to nurturing and developing its own staff”. Fellow founding partner, James Gleeson added: “Attracting and retaining the best legal talent has always been hugely important to us as a firm and so we are delighted to welcome Pierre to the firm. Both these appointments will allow Dickinson Gleeson to continue to provide the top-quality service to our clients to which we are committed.”
Dickinson Gleeson is delighted to have again been shortlisted for the IFC Awards Boutique Law Firm of the year. The awards are partly decided by an online vote which closes on 1 December 2018. Use this link to cast a vote in favour of Dickinson Gleeson, noting that voters cannot vote for their own firms or colleagues.
The winners of the awards will be announced on 23 January 2019.
Dickinson Gleeson has advised the Reuben Brothers on the Jersey aspects of their £300 million acquisition of the Burlington Arcade, in Mayfair. Burlington Arcade was opened in 1819, making it one of London’s earliest arcades, and constitutes approximately 37,000 square feet of high-end retail space. The arcade is visited by some four million people a year and is owned by a Jersey company.
Simon and David Reuben are leaders in private equity, real estate investment and development, and venture capital. Their real estate holdings are significant in scale and broadly diversified, encompassing office, retail, hotel, residential and infrastructure properties across the world including in London, Israel, Monaco, Ibiza and France.
The Dickinson Gleeson team comprised Edward Scott (Partner) and John Burns (Associate) and the team worked alongside the Real Estate and Corporate teams at Reed Smith. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Carey Olsen advised the sellers, Thor Equities and Meyer Bergman.
Edward Scott commented:
“We are thrilled to have helped the Reuben Brothers to make this landmark acquisition. The timetable was challenging and demanded that due diligence on the Jersey target company was conducted quickly. With our partner-led approach, which is distinctive in Jersey, we were able to deliver efficiently and to time.”
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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."