Michael Riddiford


Babbé LLP
P.O. Box 69, La Vieille Cour
La Plaiderie, St Peter Port
Guernsey, GY1 4BL

Tel: +44 1481 746170
Fax: +44 1481 711607

Email: m.riddiford@babbelegal.com
Web: www.babbelegal.com

Michael works principally for private clients. This encompasses drafting wills, estate planning, undertaking probate applications and estate administration, frequently involving multiple legal jurisdictions, and preparing Powers of Attorney and Guardianship applications.

He is also a Notary Public and provides notarial services tailored to suit the needs of both corporate and private clients, offering a fast and efficient service in an area where timing can often be critical.

Recent Highlights
  • Administering an estate on an intestacy where there were over 140 heirs located in Guernsey, the UK, Australia, Canada, Greece, Germany and the USA.
  • Acting for foreign heirs and executors looking to recover assets located in Guernsey
  • Negotiating a settlement for an unmarried cohabitee against the estate of her late partner following changes in the Inheritance Laws in Guernsey.
  • Administering a Guernsey estate which also included liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions to collect in assets situate in Jersey, the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
We can help with the legal complexities of updating or making a Will, to ensure your wishes are met following your death. We regularly deal with the administration of Estates, whether acting as professional Executors or advising and assisting others to wind up an Estate. We can also advise on the circumstances in which a Will can be challenged or contested.

We advise on the full range of private and commercial trusts, pensions and foundations. Working closely with the corporate team, we provide a fully integrated service, meeting the needs of those in the fiduciary sector, whatever the legal issues they face.

Our leading pensions practice is predominantly international, drawing on the specialist experience of our highly-qualified pensions lawyers.

Babbé is a leading Guernsey law firm with a reputation for delivering world-class legal services

Responsive, knowledgeable, determined and effective, we offer specialist legal advice and representation to global companies and institutions. Guernsey is a world-class offshore centre and we have led the way in developing legal specialisms that continue to set the standards in offshore commercial markets today.

Michael was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1988 before becoming a Guernsey Advocate in 1989. He has been a practising Notary Public since 2000.
Career, 1988-Present