Iona Mitchell

Iona Mitchell

Knowledge Lawyer


I’m a Knowledge Lawyer in our Guernsey Litigation practice. I provide knowledge support to the practice, including horizon scanning, training and thought leadership.

I was admitted as a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland in 2013 and became a Guernsey Advocate in 2017, two years after arriving on the island.

I was previously a Senior Associate at Mourant, dealing with a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including Contentious trusts, Financial services litigation, Enforcement action by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, Insolvency and Litigation with cross-jurisdictional aspects.

In 2019 I spent eight months on secondment at a multi-jurisdictional fund administrator and corporate services provider in Guernsey, giving me great insight into the industry.

I’ve been a part-time tutor on the Contract Law and Unjustified Enrichment undergraduate course at the University of Edinburgh, and I continue to act as a guest seminar leader on an ad hoc basis.

I have also been a volunteer legal adviser at Citizens Advice, in Edinburgh and Guernsey, since 2012.

In 2021, I won 'Woman of the Year - Rising Star' Gold Award at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2021.

Professional qualifications

  • Called to the Guernsey Bar, December 2017
  • Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Françaises et Normandes from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie in France, December 2016
  • Notary Public in Scotland, 2013
  • Admitted a Solicitor in Scotland, 2013
  • LLB (Hons) in Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh


  • The Guernsey International Lawyers Association
  • The Guernsey Young Business Group

What the directories say

"Iona Mitchell is extremely hard working and has astute legal analysis and judgement." Legal 500 UK, 2022.

Iona is described as being "100% committed to trying to get the best result for the client. As a relatively small jurisdiction, it is obviously important in Guernsey to be known and respected in legal circles." Legal 500 UK, 2022.

Iona is listed in the Legal 500 as a key lawyer for Dispute Resolution.

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