Jon is highly rated for his presence in court. He advises institutions, law firms and in-house teams worldwide across the range of international financial services litigation. He has a close interest in cross-border enforcement and asset recovery and has received particular recognition for his work in the fraud arena, with freezing injunctions and related orders.
Jon began his legal career in 1999 as a barrister in the chancery and commercial group at leading UK set No. 5 Chambers. He returned to his home island of Guernsey six years later and was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 2006.
- Advocate - Guernsey
- Barrister* - England & Wales
- Jon is a regular speaker at international legal conferences.
- He is a contributor to the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review.
- He co-authored the Guernsey section of the Dispute Resolution Review.
- Jon served on the Guernsey Bar Council between 2008 and 2011.
- 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2018 and 2017
- 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2017 Citywealth Leaders List
- 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2016, 2015 and 2013 Citywealth Leaders List
- 'Prominent Figure' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2015 and 2013 Citywealth Leaders List
- Listed as an 'Asset Recovery Expert' and an 'Investigations Expert' - Who's Who Legal
A very thorough litigator and a good lawyer who gives it all he's got in court.Chambers 2016
Excellent technical skills and knowledge.Legal 500 2017
Very thorough and extremely good at handling detailed investigation matters.Chambers 2018
Jon Barclay and Alasdair Davidson have obtained orders for the compulsory liquidation of Midland Resources Holding Limited, an international joint venture holding company, on just and equitable grounds.
Leading global authorities on financial crime and compliance are in Guernsey next month for the 2016 Guernsey Compliance and & Economic Crime Symposium hosted by the Jersey International Business School.
Bedell Cristin Guernsey has announced that two of its leading lawyers, Advocate Jon Barclay and Advocate Richard Sharp, have become partners in the firm.
Alasdair Davidson, assisted by Jon Barclay led the successful application in the matter of Esquire Realty Holdings Limited on 16 April 2014.
Ability to order interim payments on account of costs confirmed
Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar yesterday, Thursday 14 March, at the Old Government House Hotel in Guernsey on the subject of data management and, in particular, electronic data management.
The Royal Court of Guernsey has jurisdiction to grant freezing injunctions in support of domestic and international proceedings, both before and after judgment.
In modern cross-border litigation it is often absolutely critical to be able to secure evidence and to identify assets in advance of commencing a legal claim. Sophisticated operators commonly deploy a complex and opaque web of international vehicles. Corpor...
Historically, parties in Guernsey have been reluctant to use arbitration as a means of resolving a dispute, largely due to perceived shortcomings in the previous 1982 legislation. The new Law seeks to address these concerns by introducing provisions akin to...
This much anticipated Law came into force on 12 December 2016. It replaces the previous legislation from 1982 which was widely considered to be outdated and inefficient - conferring too few powers upon the tribunal and requiring too much judicial interventi...
Over recent years, businesses and employers in Guernsey (as in the rest of the world) have come under increased pressure from legislators and regulators alike to take steps to combat financial crime, including money laundering and terrorist financing. Some ...
In April 2017 the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 (the "New Law") will come into effect, reforming Guernsey's current population regime in a bid to diversify the demographic of an ageing population. This new strategy is the result of a political...
The presumption in Guernsey is that justice must be done in public. Accordingly, unless there is some exceptional factor in any particular case which means the interests of justice can only be served by conducting proceedings in private, all civil hearings ...
This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of Guernsey's status as a self-governing jurisdiction with its own independent legal system and jurisprudence. It will be of interest to clients who may not be familiar with Guernsey's unique const...
This briefing provides an outline of the routes of appeal from Guernsey's principal court of first instance, the Royal Court. Note that in minor civil cases which are heard in the Magistrate's Court in Guernsey, or any civil cases which are heard in the Cou...
Proactive case management is a concept that pervades modern Guernsey civil procedure. This briefing outlines the powers of the court with respect to case management, together with various interlocutory procedures which form part of the civil litigation tool...
This briefing outlines the procedural steps which follow commencement of a Guernsey civil claim, including consideration of the types of pleadings which are lodged in Guernsey proceedings and the procedure for amending those pleadings.
Historically, the law against bribery in Guernsey and Sark consisted of a common law offence which was rather uncertain in its ambit and seldom, if ever, tested in court. The position in Alderney was similar, albeit reinforced to some extent by a 1994 statu...
This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of how one brings proceedings and for the sake of simplicity this note will cover proceedings in Guernsey alone. It is important to note that the Bailiwick consists of the three separate and distinc...
In any litigation, documents are likely to feature as evidence. Those documents may be significant in their own right or may be crucial in refreshing the memories of witnesses. Disclosure is the legal process pursuant to which the parties to litigation reve...
Jon Barclay discusses client data: manage the risk and avoid the crisis - published in Blue Skies magazine Issue 32 - June 2013.