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Collas Crill

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Partner in dispute resolution


Partner, Jersey advocate, and Head of Dispute Resolution. He is one of the islands most experienced litigators, specialising in contentious and semi-contentious trust work and heavyweight commercial litigation.


Trained Bailhache Labesse (now Appleby); called to the Jersey Bar 2000; partner Collas Crill (formerly Crill Canavan) 2003.


Law Society of Jersey; Member of the Banking Litigation Network; International Fraud Group

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

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Collas Crill‘s ‘exceptionally good‘ disputes practice covers a varied range of mandates in both the offshore space as well as issues arising on island. Practice head Damian James is active in both high-stakes trusts and commercial disputes. Simon Hurry, on top of further trust litigation work, is able to draw on his experience in the Cayman Islands in handling asset tracing and insolvency matters; he is involved in the Crociani saga for Grant Thornton while of counsel Sam Williams heads a team representing Appleby Trust Mauritius. Nuno Santos-Costa, the firm’s senior partner in Jersey, handles varied litigation including prosecuting criminal cases as a Crown Advocate and representing high-net-worth individuals in construction disputes, and in a similar vein Dionne Gilbert handles a mixture of work including commercial matters, landlord and tenant cases and contentious probate. Dan Boxall is another key of counsel, and among the senior associates Daian Sumner joined in October 2019 from AMS Law in the BVI and clients also praise Lynne Calder.