Jack Crisp > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Jack is a Professional Support Lawyer in the Knowledge Management team in Guernsey.

He moved over to the team from the Dispute Resolution department where he had worked as an Associate since qualification.

Career

Jack has varied experience on a broad range of work including: corporate and commercial disputes, construction litigation, contentious trust matters, and insolvency. As a fee earner he specialised in legal issues arising from cross-jurisdictional matters including serving documents outside the jurisdiction, forum, applications to use documents from one set of proceedings in another jurisdiction (collateral use), injunctions in support of foreign proceedings (including Mareva freezing, proprietary freezing, and Bankers Trust injunctions) and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advised the vendors of a Guernsey trustee in defending a breach of warranty claim worth in excess of £3.5 million in deferred consideration;
  • Acted for two beneficiaries of a trust in a dispute over how the trust should be divided during a significant family dispute;
  • Acted for investors in a successful attempt to exclude their sub-fund from the liquidation of a protected cell company, and extract it to a new vehicle;
  • Advised an Austrian client on enforcing a €4.5 million judgment against a Guernsey company; and
  • Advised the buyers of a local services business in an action against the sellers for breach of non-compete clauses.

Jack has a passion for problem-solving and prides himself on his direct, no-nonsense style. However, he is approachable and friendly, and prides himself on being able to discuss complex issues without legal jargon.

Jack spent three months on secondment from Collas Crill with Osborne Clarke in London, advising on acquisitions and venture capital, giving him an insight into disputes that arise around SMEs and growing businesses.

Jack qualified as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales with Collas Crill and holds a Masters in Pure Mathematics, specialising in logic.

Languages

Native English and intermediate Spanish

Education

Jack came to law via the GDL conversion course after gaining a Masters in Mathematics specialising in logic at the University of Nottingham.