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Collas Crill

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Paul Wilson

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Collas Crill

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Corporate and commercial department.


Partner and head of Collas Crill’s corporate and commercial department in Jersey. A Jersey advocate who deals predominantly with M&A, insolvency and corporate restructuring, employment law, banking, competition law and regulatory advisory work.


Bond Dickinson (formerly Bond Pearce) trainee 1993-1995; English Solicitor 1995 to 2001. Collas Crill (formerly Crill Canavan) 2001 to date; qualifying as a Jersey advocate in 2009 and becoming a partner in 2010. Notable publications include: Chapter on Jersey Employment Law in ‘How to Hire and Fire in 100 Jurisdictions’ (publishing 2005 and reissued 2010).


Law Society of Jersey; Law Society of England and Wales; Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts; Employment Lawyers’ Association.


Exeter School, Exeter; Kingston University (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law (Law Society Finals, English Solicitors’ Exams).


Football, skiing, cricket.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Key personnel at Collas Crill include corporate lawyers Paul Wilson and Mark Rawlins. The practice advised a number of high-profile financial institutions on a broad range of matters, including the refinancing of loan facilities, and handled many peer-to-peer lending transactions. Nicholas Davies joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Moscow office in December 2014.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Wilson - Collas Crill

Within: Corporate and commercial

Collas Crill’s lawyers are ‘thorough and attentive to detail’. The practice was active advising high-profile local and international clients in M&A transactions and restructurings. Alongside colleagues in Guernsey, the team advised Ravenscroft on the £41m acquisition of the Jacksons CI group, and acted for Condor on the £115m acquisition of a new ferry. The practice also advised Andium Homes on its establishment as an independent entity, separate from the States of Jersey. Paul Wilson leads the team, and Mark Rawlins is highly recommended. Rosie Stott left the firm in February 2015 for an in-house position at Waypoint Capital.

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Within: Employment

Elena Moran joined Collas Crill in May 2014 from Ogier, and has since acted for Nautech Services in a claim against former employees regarding the misuse of confidential information. The ‘straightforwardPaul Wilson leads the ‘excellent’ team, which increasingly acts for employers as well as employees; it handled the employment aspects of Ravenscroft’s acquisition of the Jackson’s car-dealership franchise.

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