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.
DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX is not a law firm but instead a traditional set of Chambers composed of several independent barristers. The Chambers finds its root in the nineteen twenties with Maxime Doger de Spéville QC. The current tenants of DE SPEVILLE-DESVAUX, whilst retaining their individuality and independence, share the same professional and ethical values and promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas thus providing the highest level of service and seamless continuity of representation."
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 >
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 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 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-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 >
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 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 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 >
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.