David O"Hanlon > 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

Dispute resolution.

Position

David is a partner in the Guernsey dispute resolution team at Collas Crill. He has a broad experience of commercial litigation and professional negligence matters, often with cross-border or jurisdictional issues.  His primary areas of focus are:

Trust Matters

David has acted for trustees, investment banks and beneficiaries in contentious or semi-contentious matters, such as defending trustees against claims for breach of trust, acting in relation to variations of trust and advising trustees and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights in respect of the trusts.  Recent public matters include: Walker et al –v- Egerton-Vernon et al in which David acted for one of the former trustees of a settlement established by the late entrepreneur Jack Walker in defending a claim in excess of £100 million (and settled on confidential terms).

Corporate Disputes

David advises directors, shareholders and corporate service providers on contentious corporate matters such as shareholder or board disputes, claims against directors and advice on issues such as potential conflicts of interest.  Recent work includes acting for the Independent Directors in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and ors –v- Conway Jr and ors in their successful defence of a claim for in excess of $1 billion brought by the liquidators of Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation).

Career

Trained at Thomas Eggar LLP (now Irwin Mitchell) 2003 – 2011; Collas Crill 2011 to date.

Education

Durham University (BSc Hons, Dunelm); University of Caen (2018 Certificate d’études Juridique Français et Normandes).