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.
Advocate Fritha Ford is a Senior Associate in Walkers' Jersey team, specialising in trusts-related disputes. She has more than a decade's experience as an offshore disputes specialist advising trustees, beneficiaries and protectors on all matters of Jersey trust law and regularly appears before the Royal Court.Fritha is frequently instructed to provide Jersey trust law advice in the context of high net worth divorces and also advises on disputes with a cross-border element including, in the last 12 months, disputes about Jersey-law governed trusts with assets in Monaco, Bermuda, India and Russia.She worked extensively on the Alhamrani litigation which ran from 2003 to 2009, which is thought to be the largest ever heard before the Jersey courtsBesides trusts matters, Fritha's practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation, including insolvency, contractual disputes and negligence claims.Fritha qualified as a Barrister before moving offshore and studied in London, Scotland and Sweden.
Prior to joining Walkers in July 2015, Fritha practised within the Litigation and International Trust and Private Client practice groups at a leading offshore firm in Jersey.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)JerseyQualifications:MA (Hons) Scandinavian Studies (Swedish), University of EdinburghPost-graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, LondonBar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London
2018 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resultion) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2018 eprivateclient Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35
The Law Society of JerseyThe Honourable Society of the Middle TempleThe Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES), the Channel Islands' chapter of INSOL InternationalJersey Personal Injury and Medico-legal Society (JPIMS)