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Dickinson Gleeson

Work Department

Private Client, Trusts and Estates


Craig Swart TEP is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and a partner of the firm. He is also a qualified South African attorney (non-practising) and English Solicitor (also non-practising). Craig joined Dickinson Gleeson in January 2014 from Mourant Ozannes. Craig advises trustees, directors, fiduciaries, settlors and beneficiaries in relation to a wide range of non-contentious and contentious matters involving trusts, companies, foundations and partnerships. He also has extensive insolvency and restructuring experience.
Craig has for many years been ranked in leading directories including Chambers and Partners, Private Client Global Elite and the Citywealth Leaders List.


Trained with Loon & Connellan Inc, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; partner Loon & Connellan Inc 1998- 2002; Bedell Cristin 2002-06; Mourant Ozannes 2007-13; partner Dickinson Gleeson January 2014 to date. Qualified in 1996 as Attorney and Notary of the High Court of South Africa; admitted as an English solicitor 2005 (non-practicing); admitted as Jersey advocate 2009. Publication of note: 2nd Edition of Dessain & Wilkins Jersey Insolvency and Asset Tracing.


STEP; ACTAPS, ARIES and an overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association.


University of Port Elizabeth (1994 LLB BJuris); Rand Afr. University (2000 Higher Diploma in Insolvency Practice and Procedure); UK Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (2004).


Long distance sea swimming (Polar Bears Club); Surfing; Ocean ski long distance paddling; Water polo; History.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Craig SwartDickinson Gleeson

Dickinson Gleeson focuses on advising owner-managed businesses in Jersey on all aspects of their contentious, non-contentious and administrative trust matters. The team is led by Craig Swart , an experienced trusts lawyer. Co-founding partners James Dickinson  and James Gleeson are active in private client-related disputes, with a strong client base of high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, law firms, and trustees.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution is a core component of Dickinson Gleeson‘s offering. The team is well suited to contentious trusts, with deep knowledge in Jersey trust law. It has an impressive client roster of high-net-worth individuals and their trusts, as well as a variety of trustees and creditors, in the case of bankruptcy proceedings. Jointly taking the lead are co-founding partners and experienced commercial litigators James Dickinson  and James Gleeson , both of whom are focused on trust and funds disputes. Craig Swart is a South African attorney specialising in trusts and insolvency law, while Guillaume Staal  has a niche in estates disputes. Senior associate Pierre Ali-Noor puts an emphasis on emphasis on trusts, fraud and investment disputes.