Members of the Guernsey Bar, who are called "Advocates of the Royal Court", are lawyers who advise clients on issues of local law and represent them in the courts of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Although Advocates originally qualify in another jurisdiction they must all undertake further legal studies and a local period of apprenticeship before they can practise in the Bailiwick.
Some Advocates have built up their expertise in a career based in Guernsey while others have gained experience in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other offshore financial centres before coming here.
A list of members of the Guernsey Bar is available by clicking on the link here or a copy is available at the Greffe.
Royal Court Notice (26.10.18)
Haskins Legal is now closed with effect from 26 October 2018. A Commisioner has been appointed by the Royal Court and any person with queries should, in the first instance, contact Mr Jamie Toynton at Grant Thornton on 01481 753400.
Public Notice: Barreau de Serq
There is an entity named the "Barreau de Serq" which has been registered as a non-profit organisation in Sark and which has a website bearing the same name. Anyone who requires legal advice concerning any matter which might require representation before the Court of the Seneschal in Sark (or elsewhere in the Bailiwick) should first check with their adviser as to whether or not they are an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey.
Advocates of the Royal Court of Guernsey are the only lawyers qualified to and able to appear before the courts of the Bailiwick including the Court of the Seneschal in Sark.