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Barbara Corbett

Senior Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Family and Matrimonial

Company: Corbett Le Quesne

Location: St Helier, Jersey

Citywealth rating

4.675
Average: 4.7 (10 votes)
Fee Level:
4.6
Average: 4.6 (10 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.8
Average: 4.8 (10 votes)
Communications Skills
4.7
Average: 4.7 (10 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.6
Average: 4.6 (10 votes)
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Peer review:

Always a pleasure to deal with Barbara, competent and to the point, straight-forward and goal-orientated.

Dr. Ariel Sergio Goekmen    Schroder & Co Bank   
19 Aug 2019

Private client review:

Very passionate, kind, heartfelt, goes all out for her clients' needs. Professional with a heart of gold. A wonder woman in my eyes! Thank for being my Lawyer, and helping me to become a stronger woman.

02 Aug 2019

Private client review:

Barbara and all of her team at Corbett Le Quesne have not only acted professionally but have been responsive to my needs. When going through a divorce it is all so easy for it to become a "war of words". Barbara and her team break through this fee generating barrier to offer practical and timely advice. Above all you can tell that she cares about her client, their family and also the matter. For Barbara it is about resolution and minimal disruption which means that when there are children involved the impact upon them is minimised. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barbara as a thoughtful and professional lawyer.

29 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara is a skilled professional and combining a depth of experience with technical knowledge of family law. She is accessible and communicates in terminology that is accurate, easily digested and powerful. Perhaps even more significant than those vital things is that she is kind and her demeanour is calm. She truly wants things to be solved and possesses empathy as a natural trait, meaning that escalation of conflict is minimised in processes that by their very nature are already emotive and friction-filled. I highly recommend Barbara as a legal professional that can assist in solving complex emotive family problems.

25 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara has the skills, ability, experience, knowledge and professionalism that has given me the confidence to trust her with a matter that requires not only legal advice but sensitivity and wisdom to develop a strategy that prioritises the need to consider above all else the impact on the wider family unit. When a case has complexities, challenges and emotional issues that stretch beyond "the norm", I have found Barbara to be very dynamic and pragmatic in trying to find solutions around every obstacle. Her personal and friendly approach above all is reassuring and encouraging even when she has to be realistic about not raising expectations in the midst of unknown circumstances and outcomes.

25 Apr 2019

Peer review:

Barbara is a hugely experienced family lawyer who is able to advise on the most complex financial and child cases. Her advice is always on point and commercially focused. Her knowledge of Jersey trust law and domicile issues gives her an added dimension and allows her to advise on cross border disputes. She has the ear of the court and is highly respected by her peers.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

I found Barbara to be sensitive, sympathetic, intelligent and most capable when it came to her acting for me in my divorce. She asked the right questions and I found her to be sensible, pragmatic and honest in her approach and she did not raise false hopes or expectations. Barbara has a no nonsense style and approach making you feel you are being looked after capably and expertly.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara has been my lawyer for a number of years. She always acts in a friendly but professional way. I work with many lawyers and find none as exceptional as Barbara. She is very competent in Family Law and very progressive for family law in Jersey, in fact she has helped shape family law at a political level in Jersey. I cannot recommend Barbara highly enough.

24 Apr 2019

Peer review:

Barbara is a powerful and skilled professional, providing creativity and independence into each case she deals with. She is the go-to family lawyer in Jersey particularly where there are difficult financial and child issues. Clients receive balanced and authoritative advice and guidance from her friendly and professional approach.

07 Feb 2018

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Barbara Corbett is a Jersey Advocate and English Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience as a family lawyer. She is the Senior Partner at Corbett Le Quesne. Barbara is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, family arbitrator, international family lawyer and a specialist children’s lawyer. With expertise in all areas of family law, Barbara is committed to helping clients resolve problems in a positive and conciliatory manner, wherever possible.  In addition to being recognised as being one of the leading family lawyers in Jersey, Barbara is also at the forefront of developing family law in the island, particularly the separate representation of children and divorce reform.

2019  Powerwomen Awards

Editor's Choice Award

Barbara Corbett currently has no Citywealth award

Average client size: Under £5 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes - Fixed fees can be offered for the different elements of divorce and financial proceedings. Also fixed fees for mediation and arbitration

Corbett Le Quesne

Number of offices globally: 1-5

1a West's Centre, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4ST

T: 01534 733030

https://www.corbettlequesne.com

Peer review:

Always a pleasure to deal with Barbara, competent and to the point, straight-forward and goal-orientated.

Dr. Ariel Sergio Goekmen    Schroder & Co Bank   
19 Aug 2019

Private client review:

Very passionate, kind, heartfelt, goes all out for her clients' needs. Professional with a heart of gold. A wonder woman in my eyes! Thank for being my Lawyer, and helping me to become a stronger woman.

02 Aug 2019

Private client review:

Barbara and all of her team at Corbett Le Quesne have not only acted professionally but have been responsive to my needs. When going through a divorce it is all so easy for it to become a "war of words". Barbara and her team break through this fee generating barrier to offer practical and timely advice. Above all you can tell that she cares about her client, their family and also the matter. For Barbara it is about resolution and minimal disruption which means that when there are children involved the impact upon them is minimised. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barbara as a thoughtful and professional lawyer.

29 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara is a skilled professional and combining a depth of experience with technical knowledge of family law. She is accessible and communicates in terminology that is accurate, easily digested and powerful. Perhaps even more significant than those vital things is that she is kind and her demeanour is calm. She truly wants things to be solved and possesses empathy as a natural trait, meaning that escalation of conflict is minimised in processes that by their very nature are already emotive and friction-filled. I highly recommend Barbara as a legal professional that can assist in solving complex emotive family problems.

25 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara has the skills, ability, experience, knowledge and professionalism that has given me the confidence to trust her with a matter that requires not only legal advice but sensitivity and wisdom to develop a strategy that prioritises the need to consider above all else the impact on the wider family unit. When a case has complexities, challenges and emotional issues that stretch beyond "the norm", I have found Barbara to be very dynamic and pragmatic in trying to find solutions around every obstacle. Her personal and friendly approach above all is reassuring and encouraging even when she has to be realistic about not raising expectations in the midst of unknown circumstances and outcomes.

25 Apr 2019

Peer review:

Barbara is a hugely experienced family lawyer who is able to advise on the most complex financial and child cases. Her advice is always on point and commercially focused. Her knowledge of Jersey trust law and domicile issues gives her an added dimension and allows her to advise on cross border disputes. She has the ear of the court and is highly respected by her peers.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

I found Barbara to be sensitive, sympathetic, intelligent and most capable when it came to her acting for me in my divorce. She asked the right questions and I found her to be sensible, pragmatic and honest in her approach and she did not raise false hopes or expectations. Barbara has a no nonsense style and approach making you feel you are being looked after capably and expertly.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Barbara has been my lawyer for a number of years. She always acts in a friendly but professional way. I work with many lawyers and find none as exceptional as Barbara. She is very competent in Family Law and very progressive for family law in Jersey, in fact she has helped shape family law at a political level in Jersey. I cannot recommend Barbara highly enough.

24 Apr 2019

Peer review:

Barbara is a powerful and skilled professional, providing creativity and independence into each case she deals with. She is the go-to family lawyer in Jersey particularly where there are difficult financial and child issues. Clients receive balanced and authoritative advice and guidance from her friendly and professional approach.

07 Feb 2018

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£26 million divorce, husband seeks spousal maintenance

In an ongoing case where there are around £26mn in assets to be divided on divorce where I act for the husband. We have, on his behalf, successfully achieved a court order that his wife pays him a substantial sum of spousal maintenance each month as he is studying and not currently earning. The assets in the case are derived from the wife’s businesses which have now been sold and the proceeds invested in a wide variety of alternative assets. The husband played a large role in the generation of the wealth so the extent of each party’s contribution is a live issue for the court to determine. Currently full disclosure of the assets is being sought. However, given the wife’s inability to produce documents on time and in accordance with court orders it is likely that the case will be extended with enforcement court orders. It also seems likely that the proceedings will be fully contested in court.