Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). 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 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.
Sarah Brehaut has been appointed Bâtonnier of the Guernsey Bar. The Bâtonnier is the head of the Guernsey Bar and is appointed for a period of two years. The role carries wide responsibilities including dealing with complaints of professional misconduct, liaison with the States of Guernsey on legislative reform and managing the structure of professional training and qualifications.
Sarah is a partner in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group and is based in the Guernsey office. She has significant experience in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution including an emphasis on insolvency, trust and fund litigation. She has considerable experience of appearing in the Magistrate’s Court, Royal Court and Court of Appeal. Sarah was recognised in the 2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Dispute Resolution) as a Notable Practitioner.
Sarah joined AO Hall, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP's predecessor firm in 2011 following an extensive career with the Guernsey Bar, commencing in 1996 when she first began working in the legal field.
Sarah was called to the Guernsey Bar in January 2001.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)Guernsey
Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of WarwickBar Vocational Qualification, Nottingham Law SchoolCertificat d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Caen University
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner
2018 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resolution) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
2018 Bâtonnier of the Guernsey Bar
2018 Chambers UK Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Market commentators appreciate her 'very calm' approach to contentious matters."
2017 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resolution) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
2017 Who's Who Legal - Investigations
2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Sarah Brehaut enjoys a growing reputation for her commercial dispute resolution work, with a strong track record appearing before the Magistrate's Court, Royal Court and Court of Appeal."
Sarah was referred to by Sir John Grenfell Nutting Bt., QC in the Court of Appeal as making submissions in a “realistic and indeed persuasive way” and in a further case of conceding “in argument with the realism which we would have expected of her”. In the Royal Court of Guernsey, LB Marshall referred to Sarah’s submissions as "…ably, attractively and forcefully put".
2016, Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Dispute Resolution)
2016, Legal 500 - ‘A formidable advocate and an expert in her field’
Sarah is a Notary Public.
‘A formidable advocate and an expert in her field’