Jessica RolandManaging Partner, Guernsey

Jessica Roland

'Combines excellent legal knowledge with first-rate communication skills'

Overview

I specialise in commercial litigation, particularly in employment and contentious trust disputes. I also advise on non-contentious employment issues and data protection.

I have substantial experience before Guernsey courts at all levels appearing in some of the island's most significant cases.

I regularly lecture on my areas of expertise and am frequently sought out by the media for comment.

I am part of a team of specialists advising businesses on data protection matters including working with clients to ensure that their policies, procedures and third-party contracts can demonstrate compliance with data protection legislation; drafting information notices to meet the required standards of transparency; and advising on the legality of international transfers of personal data.

Professional qualifications

  • Accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Appointed Notary Public, 2006
  • Advocate, Guernsey, 1999
  • Solicitor, England, 1997

What the directories say

Jessica Roland's clients say: 'Jessica is very knowledgeable and extremely supportive in any situation.' Chambers and Partners, 2019.

Managing partner Jessica Roland 'is concise, accurate and considered in her approach to all matters'; seen as a 'trusted adviser' by her clients, Legal 500 UK 2018.

Legal 500, 2017, describes Jessica as 'an extremely versatile advocate who is calm under pressure, diligent in preparation and reliable in court'.

'Excellent knowledge and is always available to provide assistance in an honest manner', Legal 500, 2017.

'Jessica Roland's clients praise her 'extensive and thorough' knowledge of employment law and reveal that 'her client service is second to none',' Chambers UK, 2017.

Legal 500 UK, 2016, describes Jessica as a 'strong advocate' and someone who 'combines excellent legal knowledge with first-rate communication skills'.

'Jessica Roland is described by clients as possessing 'a knack of giving us all the time that we need to articulate the problem and talk through the issues with her, and then she leads us to a conclusion that is clear, understandable and acceptable to all',' Chambers UK, 2016.

'A client singles out Jessica Roland for offering 'sound, pragmatic advice with a sensible range of options',' Chambers UK, 2015. Jessica is ranked in Band 1 in the category Offshore: Employment – Guernsey.

Jessica is ranked as a Leading Individual and Recommended in Employment by Legal 500 UK, 2015, as well as being described as 'measured, thoughtful and articulate'.

Jessica is regularly listed in Citywealth's IFC Power Women Top 200 List and was awarded Power Woman of the Year IFC Professional Services in 2016.