Peter Ferbrache practised in England from 1972 before returning to his Channel Island home in 1980. He is recognised as Guernsey’s most experienced and hardened litigator, found on one side or the other of the majority of leading Guernsey cases in the last 20 years. Ferbrache joined Mourant Ozannes in 1980 and is now senior partner.
Ferbrache specialises in litigation and property.
He qualified as a barrister (England) in 1972 (currently non-practising) and an advocate (Guernsey) in 1981. Ferbrache is also a notary public.
Ferbrache is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2009: the international who’s who of business lawyers.
What the directories say
‘Ferbrache heads the litigation department, and he is considered to be “a strong character and undoubtedly talented”. Peers acknowledge that “he has always been an across-the-board litigator, doing everything from crime to landlord disputes”,’ Chambers UK, 2013.
‘Great advocate’, Chambers UK, 2012.
‘Pure quality’, Legal 500, 2011.
‘Ferbrache heads the litigation department and is revered as “a doyen of the Guernsey litigation market”. He is praised for his tenacious handling of commercial, civil and employment disputes, and recently acted for Generali in a $1m claim brought against it by a trust’, Chambers Global, 2011.
‘Head of the litigation department, Ferbrache is “an aggressive litigator and a tough opponent”, sources say’, Chambers Global, 2011.
‘Must surely be the best advocate in Guernsey’, Legal 500.
Ferbrache ‘is an aggressive and effective trial lawyer, and has been at the forefront of Guernsey litigation for the past 20 years’, Chambers Global.
‘A ferocious courtroom lawyer with an unbelievable memory and analytical ability’, Chambers Europe.
‘One of the most intellectual and gifted lawyers around’, Chambers Europe.
News from Mourant Ozannes
Briefings from Mourant Ozannes
Jersey Court of Appeal confirms rights of non-trustee fiduciaries to an indemnity out of the trust fund
On appeal from the Royal Court, the Jersey Court of Appeal held that a fiduciary in relation to a trust had an identical right of indemnity in equity out of the trust fund as a trustee.
The interpleader proceedings in Guernsey are dealing with substantial assets claimed to be the proceeds of a fraud alleged against Nikolai Battoo and the BC Capital Group.