Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Victoria is a Senior Counsel in Walkers' Guernsey Employment Law Group. Her employment law practice includes specialisms in data protection, executive exits and team moves and employment connected with regulated financial services business.
She is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Victoria's data protection work focuses on staff data (including data subject access requests and cross-border data transfers), frequently in the context of regulated industries, mergers & acquisitions and litigation.
Her practice relating to senior exits and team moves involves advising both employers and employees on contentious exits and enforcement of post termination restrictions as well as constructive and unfair dismissal.
Having worked as a commercial and fiduciary lawyer in London and Guernsey, and attaining STEP qualifications prior to specialising in employment work, Victoria has relevant experience of working within a regulated environment.
Victoria is a Guernsey Advocate and Notary Public and also advises on housing and immigration matters.
Victoria trained as a Solicitor of England & Wales with DLA (now DLA Piper) in London before returning to Guernsey. She was admitted as a Guernsey Advocate in 2005 and as a Notary Public in 2011.
She worked as a trusts and corporate lawyer with another Guernsey law firm before joining Walkers predecessor firm in 2013, and has been a dedicated employment law specialist since 2015.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)Guernsey
Qualifications:BA (Hons) Medieval and Modern History, University of London
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Star Associates: "She is great; she's very professional, commercially focused and personable." "Her calm and pragmatic application of the law was just what was needed at a very stressful time."
2020 Legal 500 - Employment - Rising Star - "Victoria Pratt is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, professional and friendly. She appears to genuinely care for reaching the right solution rather than just ticking the box, billing time and then moving on to the next client, which other firms are prone to."
2020 Legal 500 - Employment - Rising Star
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Associates to Watch: "Victoria has very strong technical skills and is an expert in her field."
2018 Legal 500 - (Employment) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
2017 Legal 500 - (Employment) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
2016 Legal 500 - (Employment) – Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
Notary Public in Guernsey
STEP Guernsey Awards – Student of the Year 2014, Qualified Practitioner
Victoria is a Notary Public in Guernsey
Employment Lawyers Association
STEP Affiliate Member
"Victoria Pratt is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, professional and friendly. She appears to genuinely care for reaching the right solution rather than just ticking the box, billing time and then moving on to the next client, which other firms are prone to."