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ABOUT US

Located at Chancery House, in the heart of the legal quarter of Port Louis, DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX is a multi-disciplinary set composed of both senior and upcoming barristers.

Its team of dedicated barristers offers a broad spectrum of legal services in both litigation and transactional matters within Mauritian Law as well as internationally. Whilst barristers at DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX appear predominantly in civil and commercial matters, the Chambers counts tenants acting in criminal litigation as well. However, the clientele of DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX remains predominately corporate.

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The Team

Patrice Dodger Speville SC

Patrice Doger De Spéville

Senior Counsel

Patrice Doger de Spéville SC graduated in Law at the Council of Legal Education School of Law, London, England and was called to the Mauritian Bar in 1978. Patrice READ MORE >

Angelica A. Desvaux Marigny

Angélique A. Desvaux de Marigny

Barrister-at-Law

Angélique Anne Desvaux de Marigny is a barrister-at-law having been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2000 and to the Mauritian Bar in 2001. She graduated READ MORE >

Ravi-Bhookhun

Ravi Bhookhun

Barrister-at-Law

Ravi Bhookhun was called to the Bar of Mauritius in January 2009. He was previously called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2007 after having completed READ MORE >

Karyn-Teck-Yong

Karyn Teck Yong

Barrister-at-Law

Karyn Teck Yong is a barrister-at-law who graduated from the University of Mauritius and completed her vocational training at the Council for Vocational and Legal Education in Mauritius. She READ MORE >

Béatrice Prêle-Fru Ndi

Béatrice Prêle-Frundi

Barrister-at-Law

Béatrice Prêle-Frundi undertook her studies in law at the University of Paris X, Nanterre, France where she obtained a “Diplômes d’Etudes Approfondies en Droit International Public, Privé et Européen”. READ MORE >

Elodie Doger of Speville

Emilie Doger de Spéville

Barrister-at-Law

Emilie Doger de Spéville joined DE SPEVILLE–DESVAUX in January 2015 upon being called to Bar of Mauritius. She completed a LLB in English and French Law at the University READ MORE >

William-de-Robillard

William de Robillard

Barrister-at-Law

William de Robillard joined the Chambers as a pupil in January 2014. He studied at Swansea University, Wales, where he completed an LLB in Law and Criminology and undertook READ MORE >

Mathilde-Espitalier-Noël

Mathilde Espitalier Noël

Barrister-at-law

Mathilde Espitalier Noël was called to the Bar of Mauritius in January 2018. She then joined DE SPEVILLE- DESVAUX. She studied at the University of Exeter in the United READ MORE >

kelly

Kelly Moothoosamy

Legal Assistant and Receptionist

Karen-Maneevelloo

Karen Maneevelloo

Legal Secretary

Patrice Dodger Speville SC

Patrice Doger De Spéville

Senior Counsel

Patrice Doger de Spéville SC graduated in Law at the Council of Legal Education School of Law, London, England and was called to the Mauritian Bar in 1978. Patrice is a member of the Middle Temple (one of the four English Inns of Court), holder of French “Licence & Maitrise en Droit” and is a door tenant at Courtyard Chambers, London, England.

Patrice was elected President of the Mauritius Bar Association in 2008-9 and elevated to the rank of Senior Counsel in June 2010. He is currently Chief Editor of the local periodical ‘New Bar Chronicle’.

Patrice deals with both International and Local clients, with the latter being mainly corporate operating in the banking, financial, insurance, hotels, commercial, and industrial (predominantly sugar) sectors. Internationally, Patrice has collaborated with several reputable law firms and Chambers; for example: Hogan Lovells, Baker Mackenzie, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Holman Fenwick Willan, Doughty Street Chambers, Blake Morgan LLP, Lipman Karas and several French/Swiss “Cabinets d’Avocats”.

He currently sits as a director in a number of companies including Avipro Ltd (Poultry Farming), Compagnie de Beau Vallon Ltée (Sugar Activities), Union Sugar Estate Co. Ltd (Sugar Activities), Southern Cross Tourist Co. Ltd (Tourism), Astroea Beach Company Ltd (Tourism), & Compagnie Lycée Labourdonnais (Education).

Whilst being a litigation lawyer, a substantial share of Patrice’s practice consists in the advising of clients and arbitration. In doing so, Patrice has provided opinions on several financial agreements, labour disputes and various other contractual matters. He has also advised on Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) projects.

                    
Angelica A. Desvaux Marigny

Angélique A. Desvaux de Marigny

Barrister-at-Law

Angélique Anne Desvaux de Marigny is a barrister-at-law having been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2000 and to the Mauritian Bar in 2001. She graduated from King’s College London and subsequently from Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) with a LLB (First Class Honours) and a “Maîtrise en Droit Privé (Droit des Affaires) respectively, Angélique completed her vocational training at the Inns of Courts School of Law, London.

Angélique initially practised as litigation counsel for the first six years of her career as a tenant of De Spéville-Sauzier-Desvaux Chambers before joining the CIEL group as Head of Legal Affairs where she, inter alia, was actively involved in the setting up and launch of the one of the pioneer Integrated Resort Scheme projects in Mauritius. In 2009, Angélique returned to private practice in the same Chambers and has since been involved in both advisory work and litigation in a plethora of fields.

She has a marked interest for employment, commercial, insurance, family and private international law matters. Angélique has sat on the Board of Directors of Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd as independent non-executive director since 2005.

                    
Ravi-Bhookhun

Ravi Bhookhun

Barrister-at-Law

Ravi Bhookhun was called to the Bar of Mauritius in January 2009. He was previously called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2007 after having completed his Bar Vocational Studies at the Inns of Court School of Law at City University. Before that, he completed his LLB at the University of Wolverhampton in 2005.

He has a mixed practice with particular focus on civil law, commercial law, insurance law and employment law. Ravi appears regularly before the Courts and Tribunals of Mauritius. He is often instructed as junior counsel in complex cases. His practice includes also advisory work.

Ravi is on the editorial team of the New Bar Chronicle, which is the journal of the legal profession. He currently sits on the Board of Appeal of the Mauritius Turf Club. He has been a member of the Young Bar Committee of the Bar of Mauritius.

                    
Karyn-Teck-Yong

Karyn Teck Yong

Barrister-at-Law

Karyn Teck Yong is a barrister-at-law who graduated from the University of Mauritius and completed her vocational training at the Council for Vocational and Legal Education in Mauritius. She was admitted to the Mauritian Bar in January 2009.

Karyn’s practice involves both litigation and transactional work. She appears daily before all court levels and has experience before the Environment Land Use and Appeal Tribunal, Fair Rent Tribunal and Assessment Review Committee.

She has been instructed in a wide range of civil cases, inter alia road traffic accident cases, family matters, landlord and tenant cases, injunctive applications; and has been called upon to act as Prosecuting Counsel for a local authority pertaining to planning law. Karyn has chaired and acted in disciplinary committees. She has also provided assistance to parties in police enquiries and applications for citizenship.

                    
Béatrice Prêle-Fru Ndi

Béatrice Prêle-Frundi

Barrister-at-Law

Béatrice Prêle-Frundi undertook her studies in law at the University of Paris X, Nanterre, France where she obtained a “Diplômes d’Etudes Approfondies en Droit International Public, Privé et Européen”. She has spent two years in Beijing China, where she taught English and Spanish and studied Mandarin at the Beijing Mandarin School.

Béatrice completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course at the BPP Law School in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2010. She was admitted to the Bar of Mauritius in September 2011.

In London, Béatrice worked as a volunteer at the Personal Support Unit (PSU) of the Royal Courts of Justice for one year and undertook mini-pupillages at No. 5 Chambers, 5 Pump Court and Guilford Chambers. She was also a Legal intern at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

As an advocate, her areas of practice turn particularly around family matters, private international Law, insurance claims, road accident cases, land disputes maritime and employment Law. She has chaired a number of disciplinary committees.

Béatrice is also a responsible for project management at Enabling Environments Ltd, a consultancy firm based in Mauritius, with branches in Beijing China and the UK. She sits on the Board of Directors at Le Bocage International School. She speaks French, English, Spanish, Creole and Chinese mandarin and has worked as a part-time translator before becoming a practicing barrister.

                    
Elodie Doger of Speville

Emilie Doger de Spéville

Barrister-at-Law

Emilie Doger de Spéville joined DE SPEVILLE–DESVAUX in January 2015 upon being called to Bar of Mauritius. She completed a LLB in English and French Law at the University of Kent, in United Kingdom and spent a year at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne where she passed her licence in French Law. Emilie followed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School in London and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013. Before completing her pupillage at renowed Chambers in Mauritius, Emilie undertook mini-pupillages at Linklaters LLP (Paris), Herbert Smith LLP (Paris), Sovereign Chambers (Leeds), Vatier & Associés (Paris) and marshalled with judges in England.

Emilie has a mixed area of practice but acts mainly in civil and commercial matters (i.e. insurance law, employment law, personal injury, commercial law etc.) either as a litigator or consultant.

She also often appears together with her seniors as junior counsel in legal proceedings before the Supreme Court. She is currently a member of the Young Bar Committee of the Bar of Mauritius.

                    
William-de-Robillard

William de Robillard

Barrister-at-Law

William de Robillard joined the Chambers as a pupil in January 2014. He studied at Swansea University, Wales, where he completed an LLB in Law and Criminology and undertook the Bar Professional Training Course in Cardiff, Wales. William was published a Barrister at the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 and subsequently, was called to the Mauritian Bar in January 2015.

William practices mainly as a litigator in Commercial, Civil and Industrial actions, but also carries out advisory work acting as a consultant. William regularly acts as a prosecutor in local authority matters and appears before a range of domestic tribunals. He sits on the Board of Appeal of the Mauritius Turf Club and is also a contributor to the local periodical ‘New Bar Chronicle’.

                    
Mathilde-Espitalier-Noël

Mathilde Espitalier Noël

Barrister-at-law

Mathilde Espitalier Noël was called to the Bar of Mauritius in January 2018. She then joined DE SPEVILLE- DESVAUX. She studied at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdon where she graduated as a Bachelor in English and French Law. She spent a year at Université de Rennes I – where she obtained her Master I in European and International Law. Mathilde followed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School in London and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016.

Mathilde is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Before completing her pupillage at recognized Chambers and at the Director of Public Prosecution’s office in Mauritius, Mathilde undertook trainings at FTPA Associés (Paris) and have had work experience as a paralegal at FieldFischer LLP (London).

Mathilde has a mixed area of practice but acts mainly in civil and commercial matters either as a litigant or consultant.

                    
kelly

Kelly Moothoosamy

Legal Assistant and Receptionist
                    
Karen-Maneevelloo

Karen Maneevelloo

Legal Secretary
                    

Areas of Practice

DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX provides a range of advocacy, advisory and drafting services,
both in Mauritius and internationally. Our work is concentrated in the following areas:

  • Arbitration,Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Banking
  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Competition
  • Contract
  • Criminal
  • Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Family
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Private International Law
  • Property
  • Real Estate

In addition to its extensive experience in advocacy before all Court levels in Mauritius, DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX offers its clients the benefit of wide ranging expertise gained over the years by Patrice Doger de Spéville SC and including several appearances before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Pupillage

DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX is committed to taking on upbeat and enthusiastic pupils. Being an informal and friendly set, it encourages its pupils to be actively involved throughout their time at the Chambers.

Pupillage can be undergone under the supervision of Patrice Doger de Spéville or Angélique A. Desvaux de Marigny. All pupillage applications should be addressed to the Legal Secretary, Karen Maneevelloo (email: admin@despeville-desvaux.com). Such applications must be supported by a curriculum vitae (CV) and a brief personal statement (one page maximum).
The applicant is also required to clearly indicate the period of pupillage applied for and to provide full contact details. Throughout their time at the Chambers, pupils will be asked to, among other things, conduct legal research, draft legal documents and attend client meetings and court sessions.
Prior to starting their pupillage at DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX, pupils will be also required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and the Chambers Rules governing the pupillage.
All applicants are hereby informed and agree, that admission as pupil at DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX does not automatically give rise to tenancy in Chambers nor does it give rise to any expectation of tenancy in Chambers.

Mini Pupillage

DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX does not run any mini-pupillage scheme. The Chambers does however encourage students with an interest in a career at the Bar to spend a short period in Chambers, so as to acquire invaluable first-hand experience. Interested persons must apply directly to the Legal Secretary, Karen Maneevelloo.
(email:admin@despeville-desvaux.com).

DE SPEVILLE–DESVAUX

Fifth Floor, Chancery House, Lislet Geoffroy St, Port Louis

Tel: (+230) 208 8618

Fax: (+230) 210 3440

Email:admin@despeville-desvaux.com




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