Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is the Channel Islands' top ranked firm according to research by the Chambers UK 2015 directory, published on Friday.

With more top tier rankings within the directory than competitors in Guernsey and Jersey and across the firm's key practice areas, Mourant Ozannes retains the lead amongst Channel Islands firms. 

The Chambers UK guide, now in its 25th year, compiles research from in-depth interviews with law firms and clients in order to produce one of the leading guides to the UK's best lawyers. In addition to the law firm rankings, individual lawyers are also recognised for their expertise. In the 2015 guide, 30 Mourant Ozannes lawyers received recognition within the individual rankings.

Robert Shepherd, Mourant Ozannes' senior partner said: "We are very pleased that the expertise of our teams across the Channel Islands has been recognised by the Chambers UK directory. We aim to be consistently recognised as the best law firm in the world's top international finance centres and the continued strength of our Channel Island's practice, and the reinforcement of this message in directories such as Chambers UK, plays a pivotal role in achieving that success."

The launch of the Chambers UK directory comes in the same week as the launch of the Legal 500 directory's Caribbean directory which has promoted Mourant Ozannes' Cayman Islands litigation practice to the top tier of the rankings. This is the first such ranking for the practice, with the group now ranked in the top tier for dispute resolution across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands.

Robert Shepherd, Mourant Ozannes' senior partner