Laurie Child

Laurie Child

Senior Associate


I’m a Senior Associate in our Jersey Employment practice.

I advise on all areas of employment law and litigation, including workplace disputes, restructurings and claims, with particular experience of matters involving discrimination complaints, contractual entitlements or collective employment processes. I also advise regularly on data protection, business licensing, and immigration and mobility issues.

I am recognised in both Chambers & Partners (2022) and The Legal 500 (2022).    

 Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2012 (currently non-practising)


  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Jersey Data Protection Association

 Work highlights

  • Advising a fiduciary services provider on complex integration and restructure issues arising from a significant merger.
  • Acting for an insurance business in defending a sensitive dismissal claim.
  • Acting for a banking group and one of its investment managers in defending claims for disability and sex discrimination.
  • Acting for an investment bank in defending a high value bonus claim.
  • Advising a banking group on a substantial restructure of its Jersey business.
  • Advising a public services provider on the successful resolution of a collective bargaining dispute in the context of a sensitive organisational change process.
  • Acting for a banking group in defending a claim for age discrimination.

What the directories say

"He is personable, down to earth, commercial and very easy to deal with." "He has been a pleasure to work with. I find him responsive, considered and commercially aware." Chambers & Partners UK, 2022

"Laurie Child has provided outstanding support…he takes the work very seriously but himself less so." "He is always very approachable and has been a pleasure to deal with over the years" The Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Very helpful, very quick to respond and gives very practical advice." Chambers & Partners UK, 2021

"He is a good sounding board for legal and HR type matters and is a credit to the team and the firm." The Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Highly praised by clients for his discrimination law expertise." The Legal 500 UK, 2020

What clients say

"Practical, commercial, very responsive and proactive."

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