Ferbrache & Farrell continues to increase its recognition as a Guernsey law firm in the legal directories.

All departments or leading Advocates of Ferbrache & Farrell have been recognised in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK. The highly respected legal directory ranks law firms and their lawyers based purely on client feedback.

Ferbrache & Farrell’s dispute resolution department is highlighted in the guide for its expertise in a range of dispute areas, in particular commercial and trusts litigation. Clients described the department as ‘personable’ and having good communication.  One source noted: ‘They have quality people on the team who are thorough, professional and approachable.’

Advocate Jones, who leads that department and has achieved a band 3 recognition for dispute resolution, acts on trust and regulatory disputes, as well as negligence and breach of duty claims. He commented: ‘It is especially pleasing to note that as we approach our fifth anniversary, the firm is one of only two single jurisdiction office practices to be ranked, which is testament to the quality and dedication of our lawyers and staff.’

A client noted: ‘Apart from his knowledge of Guernsey law, which is considerable, he displayed compassion for my predicament and took a personal interest in helping me…Martin was superb - very thoughtful, very collaborative and also very careful, objective and measured.’

Other ranked individuals in the firm include Advocate Gavin Farrell, who remains one of the only two Guernsey lawyers who achieved the top tier ranking for corporate & finance including investment funds. Advocate Farrell is also the only ranked lawyer in the corporate rankings who is from a Guernsey-only practice and not from the Guernsey office of a global offshore law firm. The guide describes Advocate Farrell as being highly regarded for his extensive funds knowledge. He advises clients on a wide variety of matters including fund formation, investments and operational issues.’

‘It is particularly pleasing to be the only Guernsey corporate lawyer and department to achieve this from a single-office, independent firm. Our ranking is however a reflection of the entire firm’s collective work and effort. It is not down to individuals,’ said Advocate Farrell.

Advocate Hargreaves, who is also the firm’s managing partner, leads the property and private client department. He is ranked band 2 for property and is described as being well respected for his broad practice advising on both residential and commercial property matters. His areas of work also include development issues and acquisitions. One client noted: ‘He has an ability to make all clients feel at ease, and his advice is concise, accurate and commercial.’

Advocate Hargreaves added: ‘I’m delighted with our continuing success and market recognition - a testament to our team and our commitment to our clients.’

Ferbrache & Farrell was established in 2016 and consists of highly respected individuals with decades of experience and who are all recognised locally and internationally for their levels of expertise in commercial law, property law, private client and dispute resolution.

Last month the firm was recommended across four practice areas in The Legal 500 2022 UK rankings.


For more information about our rankings in Chambers UK 2022, click here.


Author Gavin Farrell Advocate, Partner & Notary Public
Author Alastair Hargreaves Advocate, Solicitor & Managing Partner
Author Martin Jones Advocate & Partner