Elena Moran


Elena has over 15 years’ experience advising on Jersey law and appears regularly in the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal. Elena joined Ward Yates as a partner in October 2018 to head the firm’s dispute resolution practice.

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 and prior to joining Ward Yates was a partner of Collas Crill.

Elena is recommended by Legal 500 for her "ability to present complex legal arguments in a succinct and efficient manner" and was most recently described by Legal 500 2020 as “formidable”, “exceptionally clever” and “a tenacious advocate” who “shows great commitment to her clients” and who “gets to grip with complex disputes rapidly”.

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Elena Moran

Practice Areas:

Dispute Resolution

We advise beneficiaries and trustees on all aspects of contentious trusts law including breach of trust claims, requests for information, applications to set aside for mistake and enforcement of foreign judgments.