Nina has over has over twenty years’ experience in the legal profession in Jersey. She was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court in August 1999, having been called to the English Bar in 1996 (Middle Temple). Nina joined Benest & Syvret at its inception in October 1997.

As an Advocate, Nina regularly appears in Court as well as before other tribunals. As the Partner heading our dispute resolution and litigation team, she also has a wealth of experience undertaking lawyer led negotiations, mediation, arbitration and private FDRs as alternative means of resolving disputes, not just through the Courts.

Nina appeared in Downes v Marshall [2010] JRC 115B, in which the court redefined the test for Appeals from the Family Registrar to the Royal Court. In De La Haye v Walton [2013] JRC 021, Nina successfully represented the plaintiff in a case that developed the doctrine of rapport á la masse in succession cases.

Nina is a former chair of the Jersey Family Law Association and is an accredited member of Jersey's Children Panel and as such represents both children and primary carers in public children law cases.

Nina is an Associate member of the Jersey Construction Council and contributes to it's work by sitting on the Policy Sub Committee.

She is also a member of the Clergy Disciplinary Division of the Ecclesiastical Court.

Outside of the office, Nina is an accomplished musician and plays viola in the Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys gardening and trying new recipes from her extensive cookery book collection.