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Collas Crill

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Grand Cayman, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Chris Bound

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Collas Crill

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Senior partner, member of the board of Collas Crill Trust Limited, partner in property department.

Advises families, high-net worth individuals, insurance companies, real-estate entities and developers in relation to major transactions, ranging from real estate development to pension scheme investment.


In-house counsel with publically quoted group in London. Joined Collas Crill in 1989; partner 1992; managing partner 2003; senior partner 2010.


Solicitor, Guernsey advocate; fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries; notary public; STEP.


Oratory School; University of Southampton; University of Caen, France.


Chris has completed the 48-mile Collas Crill Island Walk - one of Jersey's largest one day annual fund raising events - three times.


Commercial property

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Bound - Collas Crill

Within: Commercial property

Known to clients for its 'excellent technical knowledge' and 'ability to work to tight deadlines', Collas Crill acts for financial institutions, landlords and developers in significant property transactions. Paul Nettleship led the advice to the Channel Islands Property Fund with regard to its freehold acquisition of the Royal Chambers office building in St Peter Port, and Jason Green was part of the team which acted for Esplanade Properties – a consortium of high-net-worth individuals – in its purchase of Royal Bank Place; a separate team led by Nettleship advised the seller on this transaction. On the international front, Michael Morris assisted a UK bank with the Guernsey, Jersey and BVI aspects of the financing of its acquisition of a commercial property in the Midlands. His group was also instructed by a peer-to-peer lender to oversee an initial drawdown on a loan for the development and conversion of a residential property in London. In other highlights, an international unit trust appointed the firm to handle the transfer of its property portfolio under the supervision of consultant Shelagh Mason. Also notable are senior partner Chris Bound  and senior associates Donald Millar, Tristan Ozannes and Anna Douglass.

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Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

'Trusted and key player' Angela Calnan spearheads Collas Crill's private client offering; she is noted for her 'impressive ability to turn around work quickly under considerable time pressures and make the complexities of the law easily available to her clients'. The 'responsive and practical' six-partner team entrusts its wills, probate and estate planning work to Joanne Seal, while Michael Morris and Chris Bound specialise in UK property assets and landed estates, respectively. In recent highlights, one of the UAE's major metal companies instructed the group to draft the bespoke trust instrument and rules of an employee savings plan, and Calnan oversaw the establishment of a number of Guernsey trust foundations on behalf of foreign ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families for the purpose of estate planning. Contentious trust expert Gareth Bell was part of the team which advised a Central American settlor on the revocation of her old trust and the setting up of a new structure on different terms. Also notable is of counsel David O'Hanlon, who handles interactions with the court such as applications in the context of momentous decisions. Clients also appoint the group to move assets within trusts to minimise tax liabilities or repay loans to beneficiaries. The 'very responsive and commercial' Christian Hay and consultant Kerrie Le Tissier are also key contacts.

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