Michael Morris > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Property: UK Real Estate

Position

Group Partner specialising in looking after funds, major financial institutions, and high net worth individuals. He advises them in respect of their UK based transactions, whether personally or via their offshore trusts, dealing with prime residential and commercial property as well as country estates.

Michael has acted in the acquisition of ‘trophy’ properties in the UK and also on hotel acquisitions. He also acts for many private and international banks and deals with banking and security documents for lenders on real estate transactions.

Michael is also admitted as solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the territory of the Virgin Islands.

Career

Called as an attorney in the State of New York 2004; admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales; qualified Wedlake Bell 2004, partner 2007; partner Spicer & Partners in Guernsey until 2010; joined Collas Crill 2011.

Memberships

Guernsey International Legal Association (GILA); New York State Bar Association; Institute of Directors; Rotary Guernesiais

Education

Guernsey Grammar School; University Buckingham (graduating in 2001); College of Law Birmingham (2001-2002); New York State Bar

Leisure

Member of Rotary Guernesiais, regular participant in 48-mile Collas Crill Island Walk, fundraiser for local charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust and Cheshire Home

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Commercial property

Collas Crill recently acted for both purchasers and sellers on a number of the top-tier commercial property deals in Guernsey. Co-head Paul Nettleship and Jason Green (‘responsive, diligent, commercially minded‘) apply their transactional expertise to a range of mandates, while also advising tenants on leasing negotiations, most notably in the hotel sector. Elsewhere in the hospitality sector, the firm advised a premier pub and brewery chain on ownership changes. Co-head Michael Morris and senior associate Donald Millar — cited as ‘a leader in residential property knowledge‘ by one client — advise financial institutions on property development financing transactions.