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Collas Crill

Work Department

Dispute resolution


Senior partner in the dispute resolution team in Jersey.

He specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation, including trust cases, fraud and asset tracing claims and heavyweight commercial disputes. He has appeared in many substantial Jersey cases including acting as senior Jersey counsel for the first defendant in the Alhamrani trusts litigation, Jersey’s biggest ever litigation dispute.

He is a Crown advocate, which allows him to present cases on behalf of Her Majesty’s Attorney General. Door tenant at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.


Called to the English Bar 1984; trained at Crills; Crill Canavan; qualified 1992; partner 1994; Crown advocate 1998 to date; relief magistrate 2008 to date.


French, Spanish, Portuguese


Law Society of Jersey; Commercial Bar Association; Member of the International Fraud Group; Asset Protection and Recovery Network; Sits on the Jersey and Guernsey Law Society Disciplinary Panels;


De La Salle College, Jersey; Kingston University.

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.