Christian Hay > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
Collas Crill Offices
GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140
ST PETER PORT
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Christian is the Head of Dispute Resolution and Managing Partner in Guernsey.
Christian is among the leading commercial litigators at the Guernsey Bar with a particular expertise in contentious trust related matters and corporate disputes.
Christian has extensive experience of financial services related litigation and particular expertise in contentious trust and probate related matters. As well as acting for trust companies, local banks and other financial services businesses on routine contentious issues, he has represented parties to some of the most substantial and significant proceedings before the Royal Court of Guernsey in recent years.
Christian practised as a solicitor in the City at Masons (now Pinsent Masons) 1996-2000, then White & Case 2000 for three years before joining Collas Crill in 2003. He was called to the Guernsey bar as an Advocate in 2006 and has been a partner since 2007.
Christian is a CEDR accredited mediator and qualified arbitrator. He regularly acts as mediator or arbitrator in financial services and commercial disputes in Guernsey and Jersey.
Christian was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2022.
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- STEP (full member)
- ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists)
- CEDR accredited mediator
- IBA (International Bar Association)
- ICC United Kingdom
Wilson’s School (1984-1991);
Lancaster University (1992-95);
College of Law, London (1995-96);
University of Caen (2005).
Sailing (Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club), Golf (Royal Guernsey Golf Club).
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Trust disputes and both plaintiff and defendant-side director litigation form the bedrock of Collas Crill‘s dispute resolution practice, which also represents clients in broader corporate and insolvency matters. Practice head and managing partner Christian Hay handles complex cross-border trusts disputes, in addition to being a qualified mediator and arbitrator. Gareth Bell acts on a wide variety of cases, including those relating to directors’ duties, professional negligence and other commercial disputes, while Michael Adkins covers regulatory, public law and insolvency issues. David O’Hanlon and Ben Havard both handle contentious and semi-contentious trust disputes. Nin Ritchie and James Tee, recently promoted to group partner and partner, respectively, advise financial institutions on a range of issues, including regulatory and insolvency matters.