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Collas Crill

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Advocate and Senior Associate. Sam is an experienced litigator who has worked in Jersey since January 2012 and was called to the Jersey bar in November 2015.   His practice includes complex and cross-border commercial litigation and court applications, with particular emphasis on contentious trusts, asset recovery, injunctions and corporate disputes.  His appearances in the Royal Court of Jersey have included the trial in Crociani v Crociani.


Sam joined Collas Crill in August 2016, prior to which he worked at another offshore law firm in Jersey and at Simmons & Simmons in London where he trained and qualified as an English solicitor (currently non-practising). 


Conversational French.


Law Society of Jersey; Law Society of England and Wales; Contentious Trusts Association


BA (hons.) First Class in Modern History, University of Oxford; College of Law; BPP Law School.


Spending time with family and enjoying music.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

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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.