Adrian Brown > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Collas Crill
GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140
GLATEGNY ESPLANADE
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4EW
Guernsey

Work Department

International Private Client and Trusts team

Position

Adrian has more than 30 years experience as a family law practitioner. He specialises in all areas of family law relating to divorce, children and finances.

Career

Adrian qualified as a Guernsey advocate in 2004. He was previously Head of the Family Law Department at Mourant before setting up Browns in 2012.

Adrian is currently Chair of the Guernsey Family Bar Association. He is a trained collaborative lawyer, mediator, family arbitrator, member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and Resolution and adjunct professor for the Family Law module of the Guernsey Bar Examinations.

Adrian is a Guernsey advocate who joined Collas Crill in January 2021 as partner in the International Private Client and Trusts team.

Memberships

Resolution
The Family Law Bar Association
Member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

Education

Bradfield Comprehensive School in Sheffield and later graduated with an LLB (Hons) in Law from Manchester University. Following qualification as a solicitor in 1987, Adrian spent ten years in Macclesfield as a partner at SAS Daniels followed by a further three years as Head of Family Law Department at Graysons in Sheffield.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

Collas Crill’s international private client offering benefits from practice head Angela Calnan’s Middle East expertise when assisting with Guernsey-based foundation structurings for high-wealth individuals from that region. Having recently joined the practice, Adrian Brown and the ‘very tactically astute‘ Elizabeth Couch expanded the firm’s family law capabilities regarding matrimonial and divorce matters relating to Guernsey trust structures. David Cooney, who is ‘an exceptional talent in the industry‘, provides international clients with niche knowledge of complex fiduciary structures holding cryptocurrency and digital assets. Associate Gregory Haddow is highly rated; recent instructions pertained to trust transfers from Guernsey to The Cayman Islands.