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Estelle Burns


Dispute Resolution

In safe hands.

You need her on your side.

Would highly recommend working with Estelle.


Having worked as a lawyer in Jersey for over thirteen years, Estelle has considerable experience in all aspects of litigation matters. After qualifying as a Jersey Advocate in 2009, she has focused her practice on general litigation and appears in the Jersey courts on a weekly basis in criminal and civil matters, the latter including professional negligence, personal injury, debt recovery, contract, property, employment, family, health and safety matters and construction disputes.


Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey.

Barrister of England & Wales (non-practising).

Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising).

Estelle has written a chapter on Health and Safety in Jersey Association of Directors and Officers which is due to be published imminently.

Estelle speaks fluent French and conversational German, Spanish and Italian.


Health & safety – Estelle has written a chapter on Health and Safety which provides practical guidance of particular relevance to Jersey Directors and Senior Management

Boundary dispute – Estelle was instructed to defend Vue de Vicomte proceedings before the Viscount.

Injunctions – Estelle has made several successful applications for interim relief including urgent applications.

Personal injury – Estelle has represented defendant clients in numerous personal injury claims.

Family Law – Estelle regularly appears before the family courts in divorce and contact proceedings and related family matters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Estelle has a wealth of experience and has participated in several successful mediations as an alternative to court proceedings.

Criminal matters – Estelle has vast experience of matters in the Magistrate’s Court and has acted for a defendant in an Assize trial in the Royal Court.

Estelle is developing a specialism in health and safety matters and construction disputes. She has written articles on health and safety and the workings of The Health and Safety Appeal Tribunal and has been interviewed on local television and radio.

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