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Collas Crill makes strong showing in Chambers & Partners

November 2011

Collas Crill has continued to make a solid showing in Chambers & Partners in its first listing since its merger.

The Channel lsland firm was formed in April this year by the merger of Collas Day in Guernsey and Crill Canavan inJersey, previously listed separately in Chambers.

Research for the Chambers directories relies heavily on comments from clients and third parties, and in both jurisdictions Collas Crill lawyers received worthy praise and recognition
across a number of practice areas.

In Guernsey Ian Kirk and Sean Cheong were ranked, with Jason Romer and Gareth Bell named as 'up and coming'. Paul Wilkes, who has since become a Group partner, was recognised as an 'associate to watch'.

In Jersey Nuno  Santos-Costa, Kathryn Purkis, Damian James and Richard Pirie were all ranked as leading lawyers in their respective fields.

The merger was noted as a positive move for the firm, which now has a significant presence in the Channel Islands.

Managing partner in Guernsey Jason Romer said: "The excellent comments the firm and our lawyers continue to receive in Chambers is a testament to the positive experience and quality of service we provide at Collas Crill. That clients have cited the merger as adding even more substance to a firm that already had 'a good pedigree' is a credit to the hard work and achievements not only of those specifically mentioned, but of the firm as a whole."

Managing partner in Jersey Kathryn Purkissaid: "Chambers' research is based on client and peer feedback, so it's especially gratifying to see our people getting the recognition they deserve as leading lawyers in their fields.

"In a year when we have merged to become Collas Crill, and opened an office in Singapore, comments in a leading directory such as Chambers are a very welcome accolade to the lawyers mentioned, and to the firm as a whole.

"In particular, since we opened our Singapore office in August - the first Channel Islands law firm to do so - we've seen a great deal of interest in Channel Islands' wealth planning structures, so we're pleased to see our Head of Fiduciary, Richard Pirie, singled out yet again as 'extremely experienced, pragmatic and responsive'."

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