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Daniel Birtwistle

Jersey
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Will Burnell

Will Burnell

Jersey
Senior Associate

Michael Edwards and Will Burnell sworn in as Advocates of Jersey's Royal Court

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08 January 2020

Mourant Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyer, Michael Edwards and International Trusts and Private Client lawyer, Will Burnell have been sworn in as Advocates of the Jersey Royal Court.

Michael and Will were sworn in in December following successful completion of the Jersey Bar exams.

Both have won prizes for their excellent standard of work, with Will awarded the highest mark in the 'Law of Immovable Property' paper and Michael awarded the best mark in the 'Law of Testate and Intestate Succession' paper. The prizes will be awarded at the Law Society Annual Dinner on 7 February.

Will is a Senior Associate in the Jersey office, having moved to the island in 2016. He has been with Mourant since November 2018 and has brought a high level of experience to the firm. Will gained a law degree from the University of Durham, followed by completing the Legal Practice Course in York. He practised in the UK and the BVI before moving to Jersey.

Michael joined Mourant in 2015 as a Trainee and is now an Associate, also in the Jersey office. He gained a Graduate Diploma in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Chester. Prior to this, Michael received a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of York.

Dan Birtwistle, Jersey Managing Partner, said: "I'm so pleased to congratulate Will and Michael on these achievements, which are the result of a great deal of hard work and dedication to their studies. We look forward to supporting them through the next stages of their careers as Advocates."