Jean-Marie was called to the English bar in 2005 (as a major scholar and prize winner of the Middle Temple) and subsequently qualified in Jersey in 2010. He previously worked for one of the major offshore law firms in Jersey and London, before returning to Jersey and assisting in the establishment of new firm, Hanson Renouf. He was made a partner of that firm in 2013 and then of BCR Law upon their subsequent merger
He practises as a commercial litigator, dealing primarily with trust disputes, collective investments and company litigation, applications for injunctive relief, and contractual disputes. He also deals with professional negligence matters, cross-border insolvency and probate cases, and regulatory/financial services matters. Jean Marie also specialises in Employment Law and acts for both institutional and individual employers and employees in all aspects of this field, including complex multi-jurisdiction employment disputes and Jersey law contracts for employees seconded to other countries from Jersey.
Jean-Marie has been recognised in all of the major legal directories as a ‘Leading Individual’, winning accolades from clients and peers alike. He has been personally retained on a number of occasions by fellow lawyers and members of Jersey’s judiciary. He has contributed a prize-winning article to the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review and was the co-author of endnotes for the republication of Le Gros’ Traité du Droit Coûtumier de Jersey in 2007. Jean-Marie speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.
What the directories say:
Jean-Marie is ‘professional, commercial, tenacious, a trusted advisor and a great listener’. – Legal 500 2017
“Advocate Renouf brings a Rolls-Royce level of service.” – Legal 500 2017
Jean-Marie […] garners accolades for his strong advocacy skills and his “helpful, clear and reassuring” approach with clients. – Chambers and Partners 2017
“Jean-Marie has acted for us in relation to numerous matters over the course of many years now. He has offered pragmatic advice and effective representation at all stages of those multi-faceted and complex matters and we value his assistance greatly.” – Citywealth Leaders List
“An excellent negotiator” and “extremely affable”. – Legal 500 2016
Jean-Marie Renouf “is quick to analyse the issue, understand the commercial aspects and to come back with timely advice.” – Chambers and Partners 2016
“Litigation specialist Jean-Marie Renouf has a broad practice handling matters for both employers and employees.” – Chambers and Partners 2015
Clients speak of him with “the highest respect. He talks in a language you understand and he is able to get the point across. He presents the situation and potential pitfalls with clarity, while remaining extremely approachable.” – Chambers and Partners 2014
‘Approachable‘ and ‘knowledgeable‘, Renouf earns praise for his ‘good insight‘ and ‘calming manner’.”– Legal 500 (Employment) 2014