Iona Mitchell

Iona Mitchell

Knowledge Lawyer

Overview

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

Memberships

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

 

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