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Elaine Gray

Partner  |  Carey Olsen

England and Wales
Cayman Islands


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Appearing before the Guernsey Court of Appeal in the first appellate decision considering the rule in Hastings Bass, following the Supreme Court decisions in Pitt and Holt. The bench included judges from Jersey and the Isle of Man and provided a fascinating opportunity to compare how the issue had been approached comparatively before the courts of the UK and Crown Dependencies and whether or not Guernsey should follow their approach.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

There is no substitute for taking the time to get to know and understand your client's drivers in any given situation: only then will you really be able to move matters forward.

What is your favourite quote?

You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.