he GIFA NED Committee is very pleased to invite you to a roundtable discussion with highly respected Guernsey Royal Court Judge, Lieutenant Bailiff Hazel Marshall QC.
This roundtable event will take place on 25 November 2020 at Les Cotils commencing at 16.30. and will be limited to a maximum of 40 attendees (on a first come first served basis). The roundtable discussion will be followed by refreshments at the bar afterwards. If you wish to participate, please register here.
The discussion will centre around directors’ duties and lessons learnt from the Carlyle judgement.
Lieutenant Bailiff Hazel Marshall QC had a long and distinguished career at the English Bar first as a QC and later a member of the Judiciary with particular specialisms in chancery and property matters and latterly the Court of Protection. In 2013 she moved to Guernsey and was appointed a judge of the Royal Court, dealing primarily with international trust and commercial disputes. In September 2017, after Guernsey’s longest ever civil Trial (and the longest and most valuable Commonwealth Jurisdictions Trial of that year) she delivered her celebrated 500 page judgment in Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway & others. The case dealt with a dispute worth in excess of $2 billion and is now a leading case in relation to Directors’ duties. The judgment was fully upheld by the Guernsey’s Court of Appeal in April 2019 and a further appeal to the Privy Council was withdrawn.
Jonathan Bates of Thorndon who, with input from the GIFA NED Committee, developed the Financial Protection and Advisory Service (FPAS) for non-executive Directors will help to facilitate the discussion.