When lawyers refer to “private client” work, they mean work which isn’t litigation and which involves members of the general public (as opposed to businesses). The areas of work which are most common in this area are:
Advocates have a monopoly in relation to preparing the documents necessary to transfer ownership of real property (houses, buildings and land) in Guernsey. If you want to buy a house in Guernsey, you will need to see an Advocate about it.
Property in detail
Wills and probate
Many people will wish to make a Will to ensure that their estate is disposed of in accordance with their wishes on their death. Where someone owns real property (houses, buildings and land) in Guernsey, it is advisable for them to make a Will in order to name specifically the people they want it to pass to on their death.
Wills and probate in detail