Voisin Law Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Georgina Jeffries | 15/03/19
The Island’s oldest law firm was founded 150 years ago by Edward Voisin and has been at the heart of legal matters ever since.
It became a family affair in 1897 when Edward’s son Albert joined the practice, then operating in the Royal Square. The next generation saw Albert’s nephew Ralph Voisin become part of the team in 1925.
By the early sixties, the firm had merged to become Voisin, Renouf, Ereaut, Gibaut. Sir Frank Ereaut was elected Bailiff of Jersey and a couple of years later, Ralph Voisin was appointed Magistrate of Jersey’s Police Court, known today as the Magistrate’s Court.
In the seventies, the team moved offices to Templar House and with a new name, Michael Voisin & Co began promoting Jersey as an International Finance Centre. By the eighties they had started providing trust and corporate services.
The firm moved to brand new purpose built premises at 37 Esplanade in 2013, these offices are still home to Voisin today, in the year that we celebrate our 150th anniversary.
Exclusive events with a local feel including a client party, a visit from a leading sports lawyer and a new charity of choice are just some of the big plans that we have to celebrate this milestone.
Voisin Law has committed to giving disadvantaged young islanders a helping hand, by choosing Brightly as its charity of choice in this celebratory year. This is an historic year for us and we’re delighted to be teaming up with this fantastic local charity which like us, has been at the heart of island life for decades.
We will be helping to raise money and awareness of the vital work the local charity does to support those children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. Brightly works with those who are being looked after in States care, leaving care, or foster care as well as others who are suffering adversity and are in need.
The funding we provide will help with financial or material support for care leavers, this could include expenses such as medical, dental and optician appointments. It will support education and training with payments for courses, work clothing and equipment; and also help towards independence, with things such as driving lessons and household items.
Brightly might be a very small charity but it does an amazing job. Last year Brightly helped 229 children and young people with 661 disbursements, making a real and positive difference to the lives of vulnerable, local children and young adults.