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Gareth  Bell

Gareth Bell


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"I am a modern, client focused litigator who particularly enjoys being part of a multi-jurisdictional team. I'm an unflappable, measured character but will always pursue my clients' interests robustly when required."

Gareth is a partner in the Guernsey dispute resolution department. He specialises in complex financial services litigation, in particular contentious company law (including claims against directors and insolvency law), contentious and semi-contentious trusts matters and professional indemnity disputes.

Gareth is especially known for his detailed knowledge of directors' duties and bringing and defending claims against directors.

He regularly appears before the Royal Court of Guernsey and Guernsey Court of Appeal, and also recently appeared in the Privy Council in the matter of Emerald Bay Worldwide Limited -v- Barclays Wealth Directors (Guernsey) Ltd et al.

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Footballer's pension trust

The Royal Court has recently handed down judgment in one of the first local cases that addresses the interaction between family law and trusts law, an...


Enforcing Foreign Judgments

Two members of our Guernsey dispute resolution team have recently contributed to The International Law Practicum, a publication of the International S...

Enforcing Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Guernsey

Foreign Judgments There are two routes to enforcement of foreign judgments in Guernsey: (i) pursuant to statute, by reliance on the Judgments (Recipro...


Security for Costs

A recent English Court of Appeal decision has clarified the principles applicable to security for costs applications, where a party is not resident in...

Deals & Cases

Carlyle Directors Win Appeal

In an eagerly awaited judgment in the Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) ("CCC") litigation, the Guernsey Court of Appeal has upheld...


Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited

In a case that has interesting parallels for Guernsey, the Supreme Court of England and Wales recently released a judgment in the matter of Burnden Ho...

Deals & Cases

Carlyle Capital judgement

10 years on from the onset of one of the worst financial crises since the 1930s, the Royal Court of Guernsey has handed down judgment in respect of on...

Deals & Cases

Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited

Acting in proceedings arising out of the collapse of the  (the "Company") investment fund in 2008 as a result of the financial turmoil affecting the w...