Viberts, the largest law firm to concentrate exclusively on the provision of Jersey legal advice, has announced that it is joining forces with Lacey Advocates. Jersey Advocates Beverley Lacey and Michelle Cabot joined Viberts in January 2024 as Partner and Senior Associate respectively. This move further strengthens Viberts’ commercial and regulatory services and make Viberts’ Dispute Resolution team one of the largest in the Island.

With over 35 years’ experience, Beverley is one of the Island’s most senior litigators. Beverley has acted in many of the leading cases to come before the island’s courts. She has conducted countless regulatory and enforcement investigations, acting for the Jersey Financial Services Commission, leading members of Jersey’s finance industry and HM Attorney General. For years Beverley was Head of Commercial Litigation at Mourant until establishing Lacey Advocates in 2013.

Michelle joined Lacey Advocates at the outset and has since worked alongside Beverley on some of the biggest high profile cases in the Island. This includes devising and then managing the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme for the Island’s Government and acting for all Government departments before the Jersey Care Inquiry. More recently, Beverley and Michelle acted in respect of major fraud proceedings before the Royal Court.

Zoe Blomfield, Viberts’ Managing Partner, commented, “Beverley’s and Michelle’s arrival is a significant milestone for Viberts. It consolidates our commitment to providing outstanding and pragmatic Dispute Resolution and Regulatory services. Beverley and Michelle have a proven track record of ensuring their clients successfully resolve major legal and regulatory challenges. These skills align perfectly with our commitment to deliver exceptional Dispute Resolution services and more broadly. Beverley and Michelle have added strength and depth to our dedicated, first class team led by Advocate Giles Emmanuel.

Many of the partners at Viberts have previously worked with Beverley. They have a high regard for her wide-ranging skills as a senior lawyer and problem solver and they look forward to working alongside her once again.

I am extremely pleased to have welcomed Beverley and Michelle to Viberts.”