AFR Advocates

Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners

Chambers is renowned for its research into the strengths and reputations of lawyers in the UK, Europe and globally.

 

AFR Advocates

"They are efficient and knowledgeable and are a pleasure to work with"
Chambers UK 2015 : Dispute Resolution

"They are very clear and easy to understand"
Chambers UK 2015 : Dispute Resolution

"They have the ability to grasp the pertinent issues quickly, and a pragmatic approach.  They enable me to retain control of the situation whilst providing support as necessary"
Chambers UK 2015 : Employment

"I just think it has been excellent - they are very clear and easy to understand"
Chambers UK 2015 : Employment

"They have a pragmatic undertanding of our business needs and the environment in which we operate"
Chambers UK 2015 : Employment

"If I ring up they are on the ball straight away, and that is what I like about them"
Chambers UK 2015 : Property

"They offer a high level of personal service.  They know us as individuals and can provide that personal service"
Chambers UK 2015 : Property

"Leading firm"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"In terms of value for money and achievement this team is an absolute leader on the island.  It was refreshing to deal with a law firm that really had the client's case at heart".
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"The team immediately identified the problems and didn't shoot from the hip.  It assessed the initial situation and set up a reasonable time frame to provide answers.  I was very pleased with the team's responses and excellent lateral thinking"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"The team's speed of response was excellent.  All the lawyers demonstrated clear thinking and the ability to explain issues in simple terms, and were able to balance the legal and practical aspects of the matter"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Property

"AFR possesses an innate ability to drill down to the substantive issues and present them in layman's terms"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"Understandable clear advice that can be quickly digested by all parties"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"Very efficient and pleasant to work with"
Chambers UK : 2014

AFR consistently ranked in Band 1 for Employment
"Always my first port of call for employment issues" 
"Controlled and responsive"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Employment

"Always thinking ahead to the next tactic and quick to react to any change in circumstance"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Property

"Sources continue to be impressed by this group's commercial acumen, responsiveness and high levels of customer service"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Property

"It is streets ahead of many other firms"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Property

"The firm is approachable and easy to deal with.  It focuses on achieving results and does not wait to be asked but has a pro-active approach"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Employment

"This compact team is lauded for its technical excellence handling commercial and residential transactions ....  and is notably skilled in handling property disputes and dilapidations claims"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Property

"The team is pragmatic, considers our problems in detail and comes to us with the right recommendations"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Property

"Widely recognised for its employment expertise"
Chambers UK 2012 : Dispute Resolution

“No-nonsense lawyers"
Chambers UK: 2011 : Dispute Resolution

“Peerless in terms of quality”
Chambers Europe: 2011 : Employment

“A strong reputation on the contentious side of practice. It continues to outstrip its rivals”
Chambers & Partners: 2010 : Employment

The Employment team was commended for non-contentious employment issues.
Chambers & Partners : 2010

“Informed and down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable about the local environment, easy to speak to and don’t waste your time and give honest advice rather then telling you what you want to hear”
Chambers Europe: 2009 : Property

“Excellent and easy to deal with”
Chambers Europe: 2011 : Property

“A very friendly and amenable service”
Chambers Europe: 2010 : Property

“An efficient, prompt and direct team that advises on sales and acquisitions and advising banks on secured lending”
Chambers Europe: 2009 : Property

 

Mark Ferbrache (Chambers and Partners)

"Is thoroughly professional.  His robust approach to things is good.  He is an extremely intelligent person and he establishes an extremely clear but flexible battle strategy".
Chambers UK 2015 : Dispute Resolution

"Gives sensible and sound advice.  The service is prompt and efficient"
Chambers UK 2015 : Property

"An experienced property practitioner"
Chambers UK 2015 : Property

"Is absolutely first class".
Chambers Europe 2014 : Property

"He is a very good communicator and provides down-to-earth advice that makes complicated concepts simple and clear"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Property

"A highly effective and client-friendly trial advocate who is above all an incredibly shrewd tactician"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"He has the ability to distil very complex pieces of law into understandable, clear advice"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"HIs advice is accurate and well thought out; he is available whenever you need him"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Property

"Incisive, and he considers everything in detail.  He is particularly strong on complex issues"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Property

Mark Ferbrache is recognised for his wide dispute resolution practice
Chambers UK : 2012

“Leading Individual”
Chambers UK : 2011

“An excellent combative litigator who can be relied upon for sound commercial advice”
Chambers UK : 2011

“... knowing the Guernsey court, the judges and the procedure inside-out”
Chambers Global : 2011

“... responsive, reliable and always ensures that the client’s best interests are the primary concern”
Chambers Europe : 2011

“There aren’t many people who know a courtroom better than he does”
Chambers UK : 2010

“... well known and well connected ... he’s my man in Guernsey”, and “... quick to grasp relevant issues”
Chambers Global : 2010

“... recognised for both dispute resolution and his sub-specialism in marine employment issues”
Chambers Global : 2010

“... gives sound advice and is helpful and reliable”
Chambers UK : 2009

“An outstanding advocate who always goes the extra mile to deliver”
Legal 500 : 2009

 

Paul Richardson (Chambers and Partners)

"Absolutely outstanding"
Chambers UK 2015 : Dispute Resolution

"Is my go-to person.  Experience tells me that I can rely on his sound advice.  In meetings he is able to read the other side and understand what the point of agreement will be"
Chambers UK 2015 : Employment

"Top Ranked for Employment"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment
 
"Clearly one of the best litigators around"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"Regarded as an outstanding choice for executive redundancies and employment disputes"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"Highly respected and very quick, with in depth experience"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"Very thorough and with sound judgement"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"Committed to working hard to get the best result for his client"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"I always have complete confidence in his decisions.  He is approachable, easy to talk to, and explains things clearly"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Employment

"An accomplished litigator, he excels on the contentious side and is valued by clients"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Employment

"Excellent at getting people to understand the nub of the problem and to realise that compromise is needed"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Employment

"Good on his feet"
Chambers UK : 2012

“Leading Individual”
Chambers UK : 2011

“Matter of fact, pragmatic and able to get to the heart of a dispute”
Chambers UK : 2011

“Great on his feet in commercial, regulatory and employment litigation”
Chambers Global : 2011

“A natural litigator who is in control of every situation and achieves excellent results in difficult circumstances”
Chambers Europe : 2011

“Paul Richardson masters his brief very quickly - he was originally a barrister and it shows”
Chambers Europe : 2010

“... a very good advocate with extensive hearings experience”
Chambers Europe : 2010

“... no nonsense, matter of fact who tells it like it is”
Chambers Europe : 2009

“A sensible litigator, particularly known for his medical defence work”
Chambers Europe : 2009

“A pragmatic litigator who always gets right to the heart of a dispute. He performs excellently in Court and leaves his opponents quivering”
Chambers Europe : 2009

“... informed and down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable about the local environment, easy to speak to, don’t waste your time and give honest advice rather than telling you what you want to hear”.
Chambers Europe : 2009

 
Simon Geall (Chambers and Partners)

"Puts things in concise English and then puts things into the legal language, which means we understand them"
Chambers UK 2015 : Dispute Resolution

"Demonstrates a pragmatic approach and clearly understands the business environment"
Chambers |UK 2015 : Employment

"A very balanced, sharp and enthusiastic attorney with a photographic memory"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"In employment matters he was always in command, even when on the defensive; he was capable of finding the gaps in the oppositions's stance"
Chambers Europe 2014 : Employment

"Very clear-minded in court"
Chambers UK 2014 : Dispute Resolution

"Earns praise for remaining calm in tough situations"
Chambers Europe 2013 : Employment

"He is clear, precise and deliberate.  He is very logical and finds things we had not noticed ourselves"
Chambers Europe 2012 : Employment

Recognised for his wide ranging commercial disputes practice
Chambers UK : 2012

“Leading Individual”
Chambers UK : 2011

“Calm, unflappable and good on his feet .... an associate to watch”
Chambers UK : 2011

“A rising star of the bar specialising in employment and commercial litigation”
Chambers Global : 2011

“... incredibly good. He has detailed knowledge and the ability to recall the relevant points at the right time”
Chambers Europe : 2011

"... up-and-coming ... he's unflappable and is steadily making a name for himself"
Chambers Europe : 2010