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 Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
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.
Louise is a founding partner of AO Hall, the predecessor firm of Walkers (Guernsey) LLP and is head of the firm’s Channel Islands Employment practice. Louise specialises in all aspects of employment law and has substantial experience in advising clients from all business sectors (predominantly financial services) on staff and employment issues including unfair dismissal claims, drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures, changes to terms and conditions of employment, grievance and disciplinary issues, discrimination, misconduct and capability issues, managing sickness absence, redundancy, senior executive contracts and termination, compromise agreements, housing and right to work issues and employment law aspects of pension changes.
Prior to joining Walkers, Louise founded AO Hall LLP having previously been a Partner at a leading offshore firm in Guernsey. Before moving offshore in 1990, Louise practised with Baker & McKenzie in London and was articled at Slaughter & May, also in London.
Admitted In:GuernseyEngland & Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:Bachelor of Science, UMIST
2020 Legal 500 - Hall of Fame (Employment)
‘Louise Hall has huge experience with employment law and is pragmatic and very approachable.'
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Band 1 - "She is exceptionally good."
2018 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Employment)
"Practice head Louise Hall ‘is an extremely safe pair of hands’ "
2018 Chambers UK – "According to one client, she is 'very knowledgeable and always deals with issues promptly'."
2017 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Employment)
2017 Chambers UK – Louise is highlighted by sources for her "excellent technical skills, legal reputation and personality" and for being "calm, insightful and clear-thinking even in emotional circumstances."
2016 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Employment)
2016 Chambers UK - "Louise Hall is a thought leader. She is incredibly well organised, and almost has a GP's medical approach to the consultation. She has a nice bedside manner but is also technically good at what she does. She is the best technical lawyer I've worked with."
2015 Legal 500 - Praised by clients for her “approachableness” and “depth of knowledge.”
2014 Chambers Europe - “She is first class. The field of employment law is a potential minefield, it is ever changing, but she is absolutely on the top of her game, knows what she is doing and understands the client’s commercial nature.”
Louise is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association (UK).
She is a Governor of Guernsey’s College of Further Education.
"Excellent technical skills, legal reputation and personality"