Walkers’ Jersey team has been boosted by the recruitment of Sarah Townsend as Senior Counsel in the Investment Funds & Corporate Practice Group.

Sarah – who has more than 15 years’ experience as an offshore lawyer – joins the team led by partner Jonathan Heaney and group partners Dilmun Leach, Christopher Reed and Leanne Wallser.

She advises in relation to investment funds under Jersey law, with a range of experience covering Jersey Private Funds, Jersey Expert Funds and listed funds.

Jonathan said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to our growing team – her experience as a Jersey funds lawyer dealing with the full investment funds life cycle is a very welcome addition to our team.

“The continued success of the Jersey investment funds industry in London and other international markets and our continued growth in terms of market share have combined to make it a busy time for our team, and we look forward to making further announcements about recruitment shortly.”

Sarah’s practice is focused on advice to fund managers, advisors and service providers on Jersey’s legal and regulatory regime, including on the establishment and ongoing operation of funds listed on London exchanges and REITs listed on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

After training and qualifying as an English Solicitor with a UK firm, she practised with another offshore firm in Jersey from 2005 to 2022.