Dispute Resolution: Babbé LLP has a 'technically excellent team' led by 'fantastic litigator' Ian Swan and which includes Anna Guggenheim QC, Todd McGuffin (who is 'a determined advocate'), Nick Robison and Managing Partner Andrew Laws. Legal 500 2016
"Their litigation experience and skills are unparalleled. They are a formidable team." Chambers UK 2017.
Sources say Ian Swan is a "lion of the court" clients add: "He is technically and tactically superb. He has the ear of the judge and is able to take what's attractive in an argument and put it in an incredibly effective way. " Chambers UK 2017.
Nick Robison is considered a rising star in commercial litigation matters, and regularly advises on a wide range of disputes work. Interviewees are quick to praise his "relaxed and open manner with clients," and characterise him as a "very competent litigator with an excellent grasp of trust law matters." Chambers UK 2017.
Funds: Babbé LLP stands out for its 'good service, prompt responses and quick preparation of documents'. Legal 500 2016
Trusts and Pensions: Babbe LLP's clients range from independent trust companies to major financial institutions. Managing Partner Andrew Laws has experience of both contentious and non-contentious trust matters. and Nicholas Donnithorne who is best known for his pensions expertise, routinely acts for clients in this sector. Litigator Nick Robison and Senior Associate Nina Gurney are also highly recommended. Legal 500 2016.
"You really get a personal feel with them." Chambers UK 2017.
"They are extremely cost effective." Chambers UK 2017.
Simon Howitt is lauded by sources as a "fountain of knowledge" in Guernsey Trust Law. Clients reveal that he is "strong on the technical aspects of trusts, highly personable and very efficient." Chambers UK 2017.
Senior Associate Nina Gurney advises on a wide range of pensions and trusts matters. She "displays particular strengths in the establishment, administration and termination of trust structures." Chambers UK 2017.
Department head Nicholas Donnithorne has earned a strong reputation for commercial trust work, with particular expertise in pension matters and the establishment of employee benefit trusts. Clients say: "He is extremely knowledgeable in both trusts law and pensions law, he's very responsive and he's always on the money with his advice." Chambers UK 2017.
Employment: Managing Partner Andrew Laws is praised by his clients for his "excellent service" and "proactive" approach to meeting client needs." His practice encompasses both contentious and on-contentious employment matters, with particular expertise in representing employers. Chambers UK 2017.
"solutions oriented and flexible"
"quick to respond"
"Babbé LLP's advocates communicate well and are good listeners"
"attentive and responsive"
"shows a solid grasp of Guernsey's trust and fiduciary landscape"
"Commentators also single out the group's strength advising on AIM and TISE . . . also have an international flavour . . ."
"City expertise invaluable . . ."
"Well-respected litigation team . . ."
"Gets a deal done . . ."
"Clear, proper advice . . ."
"Easy to deal with . . ."
"All of the partners are knowledgeable and accessible, and can be relied upon to deliver a quality service on time and on budget."
"These lawyers are proactive, commercially minded and provide great value for money," comment observers. The team has an impressive client base, providing commercial and corporate advice to many of the Island's major fiduciary trustees. It also handles litigation, tax and estate planning, pensions, and employee benefits.