Elena Moran – Partner

Elena joined Ward Yates as a partner in October 2018 to head the firm’s dispute resolution practice, having previously been a partner at Collas Crill. She has over 15 years experience practising Jersey law and appears regularly in the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal.

Elena has a PhD in law from University College London.  She qualified as an English barrister in 1992 having undertaken pupillages at 2 Crown Office Row and Erskine Chambers.  After working as an in-house lawyer for the BBC she moved to Jersey in 2002 and was sworn in as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2012.

Elena is recommended by the Legal 500 for her “ability to present complex legal arguments in a succinct and efficient manner” and is described as “direct, and means business – clients appreciate how these strengths are gracefully presented in how she represents their interests”.

Elena specialises in contentious trusts, complex commercial litigation, company law disputes and employment law. Her cases include:

  • Crociani v Crociani [2017] JRC 146 & [2018] JCA 136A – breach of trust
  • In the matter of the A and B Trusts [2018] JRC 068 – validity of settlement of assets into trust
  • In the matter of the A Family Trust [2017] JRC 014 – setting aside transfer of assets into trust by reason of mistake
  • Tepe v Botas [2016] JRC 012A & [2016] JCA 135 – enforcement of arbitration awards, state immunity (currently on appeal to the Privy Council)
  • Representation of Lumiere Wealth Limited [2016] JRC 179 – just and equitable winding-up following investigation by JFSC
  • Nautech v CSS Limited [2014] JCA 180 & [2015] JCA 021- infringement of copyright
  • Harper v Apex Trust Company Limited [2014] JRC 253 – setting aside trusts for uncertainty
  • Representation of Maltese Holdings [2012] JRC 239 – just and equitable winding-up

T: +44 (0) 1534 883857
M: +44 (0) 7700 777009
E: elena.moran@wardyates.com