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Collas Crill

Work Department

International Private Client & Trust 


Angela is a group partner and heads the firm’s International Private Client & Trust team in Guernsey. She also heads up the firm’s MENA practice.

Angela trained and qualified with Penningtons Manches LLP before moving to the Middle East in 2009 to work for Lawrence Graham LLP in the Private Capital Team advising local Arabic clients as well as internationally mobile expatriates.

Angela moved to Collas Crill in April 2012 and spent her first three months in the firm’s Singapore office to assist in the launch of the firm’s private wealth offering in Asia before relocating to Guernsey.

Angela’s core strengths are in establishing, reorganising and winding up Guernsey trust and foundation structures (including pension and gratuity schemes) and also assisting trustees in navigating the administration of those structures in accordance with their fiduciary duties.

Angela drafts and advising on trusts, foundations and all aspects of estate planning including unit trusts and private family funds.

Angela was shortlisted for the WealthBriefing Women in Wealth Management award 2014, is a Citywealth Power Woman 2016.


Trained Penningtons Manches LLP 2001-03, Associate 2003-09 (including Collas Crill secondment 2009); Senior associate Lawrence Graham LLP 2010-12; Senior associate Collas Crill 2012 to 2013 (seconded to Singapore April to July 2012) and promoted to Group Partner at Collas Crill in January 2014.


London School of Economics and Political Science (1997 – 2000 LLB), Guildford College of Law (2000 – 2001 LPC).


Middle Eastern culture, photography and art.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

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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.