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first choice firm."

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"Their service is second to none."

Chambers & Partners

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"The work they produced was outstanding."

International Financial Law Review

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Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Europe Awards 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009

Mourant Ozannes

Employment Law in Guernsey

Our Guernsey Employment team provides specialist and tailored employment law advice. Our team of highly experienced lawyers represents clients across a range of industries, both public and private and predominantly advises large and medium sized employers, the offshore operations of many global financial institutions and very senior executives. 

We have the largest and highest ranked team of dedicated employment lawyers in the Island, being consistently ranked in the top tier by Chambers and Legal 500 and acclaimed by clients as being the go-team team for employment law advice and support.  We are regularly regarded as the top employment team because we understand our client's business and provide practical, commercial and timely advice in order to assist our clients achieve their commercial objectives.

We work with our clients to provide seamless advice, support and assistance across the full spectrum of employment, human resource, industrial and employee relation issues, offering a full legal support service on all employment related issued including data protection, immigration, right to work documentation and housing licenses, employee fraud, directors and directors duties, regulatory issues, employment issues arising from M&A transactions, setting up businesses in Guernsey, privacy, confidentiality, monitoring and interception of communications.  

We can provide multi-jurisdictional advice to our clients whose business transcends boarders and harmoniously coordinate with our other offices to ensure that our client's entire off-shore employment needs can be met by the team.

We provide employment health checks where we review our clients' employment documentation, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local legislation and industry best practice. We encourage our clients to be proactive rather than reactive and seek to develop long-standing working relations to ensure that we can provided tailored, structured and appropriate support and advice to our clients when they need it.

We understand that sometimes, our clients have to be reactive particularly when they find themselves the subject of litigation. The Employment team is the strongest contentious employment team on the Island and includes a number of litigation partners with substantial experience before the Courts and Tribunals in Guernsey who are  well able to deal with matters which become contentious.

Our bespoke training offering sets us apart from our competitors. We provide a wide range of training for our clients from external seminars and workshops to update businesses on developments in the law and topical issues, to working in partnership with clients to develop specific training to managers on issues such as recruitment, performance appraisals, performance management, risk identification and mitigation , discrimination, diversity, employee discipline and dismissals. We tailor our training offering to the specific needs of our clients and are consistently ranked as "highly recommended" by our clients.

Our Expertise

  • Compliance Service
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Employee Benefit Schemes
  • Employee Benefits/ Share Options/ Incentive Schemes
  • Executive Terminations and Severence 
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Unfair Dismissals

Hot topics

A survey of professional women representing a wide cross section of Guernsey's business community has revealed that 48 per cent had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. The poll was conducted at "The Sex Debate", hosted by the Women's Development Forum and debated by Mourant Ozannes. 

Over 100 women attended the debate, which focused on the "grey area" of sexual harassment and explored the murky waters where office banter can often become bullying or harassment. 

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