Our People

Corbett Le Quesne was established in November 2017 by Advocates Barbara Corbett and Nicholas Le Quesne. In addition to being experienced Jersey lawyers both Barbara and Nick are qualified English solicitors, able to advise and represent clients in both jurisdictions. Iselin Jones joined the firm as a para-legal in February 2018. 

Barbara Corbett

Senior Partner

Biography

Barbara Corbett is a Jersey Advocate and English Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience as a family lawyer. She is the Senior Partner at Corbett Le Quesne. Barbara is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, family arbitrator, international family lawyer and a specialist children’s lawyer.

Barbara has expertise in all areas of family law and is committed to helping clients resolve problems in a positive and conciliatory manner wherever possible. In addition to her considerable experience dealing with divorce and financial settlements Barbara also advises clients on the preparation of pre-nuptial and other relationship agreements.  Many of Barbara’s cases have an international element, she frequently advises foreign lawyers on Jersey law especially in respect of cross jurisdictional pre-nuptial agreements and cases involving trusts and business assets in Jersey. Barbara is also well-known for her significant children law practice. She represents both adults and children in private and public law cases and has expertise in international relocation cases, financial applications by and on behalf of children, child abduction, surrogacy and adoption in addition to the more usual applications in respect of who children live with and have contact with, including grandparents and wider family members.

In addition to being recognised as being one of the leading family lawyers in Jersey, Barbara is also at the forefront of developing family law in Jersey, particularly the separate representation of children and divorce reform. Barbara is also closely involved in exploring changes in the law relating to surrogacy in her role as a Jersey Law Commissioner. Barbara has had articles published in Family Law, International Family Law, the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review. She has also contributed chapters on Jersey law to Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons (Thomson Reuters) and International Relocation of Children (Practical Law). 

Barbara is married with five grown up children.

Nicholas Le Quesne

Partner

Biography

Nicholas Le Quesne is a Jersey Advocate, a qualified collaborative lawyer and an experienced English solicitor.  He is one of the founding partners of Corbett Le Quesne having established the firm with Advocate Barbara Corbett in November 2017.  

Nicholas advises on all areas of family law, specialising in complex matrimonial finance work and has a particular interest in pre and postnuptial agreements. He also has experience in children matters, including cases involving intractable contact and parental alienation.

Nicholas works with a wide range of clients, both domestic and international.  He builds strong relationships with his clients by listening to them and offering them pragmatic, solution focused advice. He aims to work together with clients to reach a negotiated settlement out of the court arena wherever possible. When proceedings (whether in court or arbitration) are necessary, he is used to litigating to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

Nicholas has been published in the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review and is a former winner of the Law Society of Jersey Prize for the Jersey Advocacy constitutional law examination.  He is also a member of the committee of the Jersey Family Law Association

Iselin Jones

Paralegal

Biography

Iselin Jones joined Corbett Le Quesne in February 2018, as a paralegal. She has a background in communications and journalism, having spent a year and a half in a local PR company before spending five years as a reporter and presenter at ITV Channel Television. 

Iselin has a BA(Hons) in Multi-media Journalism from Bournemouth University, and a MA in International Relations from King’s College London. Between her degrees, she spent a year as a Broadcast journalist in Moscow.

Following the birth of her two children, Iselin decided to retrain and completed an LLB through the Institute of Law in Jersey graduating with a 2:1 from the University of London in February 2018.

She is currently enrolled on the Jersey Law Course, and hoping to sit her final exams in July 2020.

Originally from Norway, but having spent much of her childhood in Switzerland, she speaks Norwegian and Swiss German.

 

 

Lizzie Keogh

Office Manager

Biography

Lizzie Keogh is the officer manager at Corbett Le Quesne. Lizzie has had a diverse employment background. She spent many years working in childcare, followed by work in horticulture helping to run an online garden centre and then various roles in administration.

Her interest in law came about after working as a receptionist at the Royal Court and meeting Barbara Corbett there. After a year and a half working alongside Barbara and Nick at BCR Law, she made the decision to move with them and help set up Corbett Le Quesne in November 2017. 

Lizzie provides homemade cakes for the office and did once win an award for her carrot cake!

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