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Collas Crill

Work Department

Dispute resolution


Partner, Jersey advocate, and Head of Dispute Resolution. Damian  is one of Jersey’s most experienced litigators, specialising in contentious and semi-contentious trust work and heavyweight commercial litigation.  He sits on the board of one of the worlds largest litigation funds. The company specialises in funding high profile, multi billion-pound, international group action claims.


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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According to clients of Collas Crill, ‘the advice given and case management is first rate‘. The team, which is most known for trust disputes, handles domestic and cross-border disputes, and in Jersey, lawyers have experience in cases before the Privy and Royal courts. Damian James  is the practice head, with a stellar reputation among clients for trust disputes, where he has substantial experience in high-value, multi-jurisdictional and -party cases, often working alongside Dan Boxall . Nuno Santos-Costa  is a commercial litigation expert, with a strong track-record in trust, contract and fraud-related cases. He also acts as a crown advocate, prosecuting criminal cases on the island. Simon Hurry ‘s practice spans corporate disputes, as well as insolvencies, fraud cases, asset tracing and recovery. Senior associate Lynne Calder  has developed a name for herself in construction and property disputes, but also takes on contentious trust issues, banking litigation and professional negligence claims. Sam Williams  is another key lawyer.