Angela Calnan > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
Collas Crill Offices
GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140
ST PETER PORT
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Angela is Partner and head of the International Private Client & Trust Department in 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.
As a former litigator prior to moving to Guernsey, Angela is great at spotting thorny issues early and assisting trustees and beneficiaries to resolve conflict before things escalate into litigation.
Day to day, Angela’s caseload is very varied. Recently she has established private trust companies and private trustee foundations with multiple underlying trusts and companies for both domestic and international families in conjunction with some of the UK’s leading City firms. She has established multi-million dollar pensions and end of service gratuity schemes for multiple UAE companies and she has also assisted trustees in deliberating “momentous decisions” and mediating the interests of warring beneficiaries.
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.
• Law Society of England & Wales
• Guernsey Bar
• STEP – Full Member
London School of Economics and Political Science (1997 – 2000 LLB), Guildford College of Law (2000 – 2001 LPC).
Middle Eastern culture, photography and art.
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At Collas Crill, the international private client and trusts practice focuses on a range of issues, including trusts, family law, international wills and estates, with clients based in the MENA and Caribbean regions. The team is co-led by Angela Calnan , who has an additional specialism in Shariah-compliant structuring and succession and probate expert Joanne Seal . David Cooney left the firm to join Walkers in April 2022.