Elizabeth Couch > 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 Pricate Client and Trust - Family law team

Position

Partner. Elizabeth is a highly regarded family law practitioner in Guernsey. She specialises in all areas of family law and has extensive experience in all matters relating to family breakdown, divorce and cohabitation. She has a particular focus in advising HNW clients in complex ancillary relief matters and private law children cases, which can involve cross jurisdictional issues. Her clients include husbands and wives, cohabitants and children.

Career

Elizabeth was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003 and practiced at 4 Paper Buildings, London, a leading chambers of specialist family law barristers until 2012 when she returned to Guernsey.

Elizabeth qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2016 and appears regularly before the Royal Court of Guernsey. In 2020 Elizabeth represented the wife before the Guernsey Court of Appeal in Q v Q [2020]GCA016.

Prior to joining Collas Crill in January 2021, Elizabeth was a partner at Browns Advocates, Guernsey.

Memberships

Resolution
Family Law Bar Association
Inner Temple

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.