Castle Chambers offer expertise in many aspects of Jersey Law. We provide an approachable, affordable solution to our clients, whatever their circumstance.
Our focus is dispute resolution, with specialism in personal injury, criminal, mental health, wills and probate.
We appreciate that we are often dealing with people in unexpected or vulnerable situations and we pride ourselves on the calming and caring support we offer. We are experienced in dealing with clients with a range of mental health difficulties.
We offer pragmatic advice with a personal approach.
Sarah has 15 years’ experience of working in dispute resolution and was called to the Jersey Bar in November 2013. Prior to establishing Castle Chambers, she worked at Bedell Cristin for many years. She very regularly appears in the Magistrate's, Petty Debts and Royal Courts and is accredited to appear before the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Sarah represents clients in a range of matters and has experience of a wide variety of personal and commercial dispute resolution, advising both plaintiffs and defendants. She specialises in criminal law, personal injury, family law and has a keen interest in mental health which touches on many aspects of her work.
Sarah has worked on a full range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including claims where damages exceeded £1 million. She has experience of bringing judicial review proceedings with regard to deportation and asylum, and represents clients who are facing extradition proceedings.
Sarah has recently had success in defending clients who faced allegations of a serious sexual nature and drug importation charges, resulting in their acquittal and assisted in the acquittal of a defendant charged with an alleged $20 billion fraud. She can provide assistance at all stages of the criminal justice process, from the Police Station to the appeal courts.
Sarah will guide an individual through the judicial process, advising them so as to enable them to make the right choices in order to resolve the situation they find themselves in. In doing so, she adopts a sincere and supportive approach and with significant local knowledge she can also provide direction to other professionals when required. Sarah has recently obtained CPCAB L2 Awards for Introduction to Counselling Skills and Introduction to Substance Misuse.
When Sarah is not working she can be found enjoying everything that this beautiful Island has to offer, drinking coffee in the gym and taking alpacas for a walk or showing cows!
Chantelle joined Castle Chambers in December 2018 and prior to this Chantelle was the Probate Officer at the Jersey Judicial Greffe.
In Chantelle’s previous role, she has gained significant first-hand experience of the procedural and legal requirements relating to probate applications, including domiciled and non-domiciled probate applications, fast track applications and caveats. In addition to her experience of probate matters, Chantelle also has a good working knowledge of the new Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Having left the Judicial Greffe to further her career in other areas of Jersey law, Chantelle now works closely with Sarah providing invaluable support over a range of criminal and civil cases, including judicial reviews and personal injury matters. She also regularly drafts Wills and is a friendly and approachable guide when it comes to this often sensitive area of law.
To compliment her professional knowledge, Chantelle is currently working towards the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. She has already successfully achieved her Level 3 Certificates in Law and Practice (Probate Practice) and Private Client Practice and is now studying the Criminal Law and Practice of Law for the Elderly Client units.
In her spare time she enjoys spending as much time outdoors in the Island, particularly the beautiful beaches and walks in the west of Jersey. She also enjoys the gym and good food.