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

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey. 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 joined Collas Crill in 2003, having practised as a solicitor in the City for several years. He was called to the Guernsey bar as an Advocate in 2006 and has been a partner since 2007.

Career

Masons (now Pinsent Masons) 1996-2000;
White & Case 2000-03

Languages

French

Memberships

The Guernsey Bar, Institute of Directors; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); Guernsey International Lawyers Association; CEDR accredited mediator.

Education

Wilson’s School (1984-1991);
Lancaster University (1992-95);
College of Law, London (1995-96);
University of Caen (2005).

Leisure

Sailing (Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club), Golf (Royal Guernsey Golf Club).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Christian HayCollas Crill

Collas Crill‘s dispute resolution practitioners have an impressive director and shareholder litigation practice, regularly involved in major corporate litigation. Contentious trusts and probate are a mainstay for the team, which also has an impressive contentious insolvency practice. Taking the lead is managing partner Christian Hay , secretary of the Guernsey Bar Council with experience in arbitrations. Gareth Bell  has a varied practice that involves contentious trusts, company and insolvency matters, in addition to profession negligence cases and financial services disputes; while Michael Adkins  focuses on insolvency and risk assessment, as well as regulatory issues. Ben Havard  has a specialism in disputes arising from distressed trust structures; and Nin Ritchie  has developed a reputation for handling cases involving financial crime, anti-bribery, corruption and sanctions issues.