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  • About Collas Crill

Collas Crill is a top ten offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and London. Our clients include some of the world's leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
What makes us different?
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'They listen and act...that is extremely rare. Collas Crill articulates and actions everything with an intelligence that you would expect from a magic circle London firm' - recent client survey

Collas Crill may not be the biggest offshore law firm but our aim is to be the best. Best for our clients, best for our people and best for the communities in which we operate.

Our collaborative approach and 'one firm' ethos means our colleagues work across teams, departments and jurisdictions to put client needs first. This not only offers our clients a joined-up experience and greater breadth of knowledge, it also provides our colleagues with fresh challenges and diversity in their work.

We are known for being easy to do business with and our partners and senior colleagues take a ‘hands on’ approach to ensure that we deliver a consistently exceptional experience to our clients every time.

We are committed to the local communities in which we operate and to the wellbeing of our people, and seek to build and develop a reflective CSR programme. We encourage and support our colleagues to get involved with charity work and community events and help support their wellbeing because we recognise that achieving a good balance benefits everyone: our clients, our communities, our people and their families.

We are truly 'one firm'
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Many say this, few deliver against it, but our integral 'one firm' attitude combined with our values is what allows our people to work across different teams, departments and jurisdictions in a seamless, joined-up way. So, not only do our clients benefit from our breadth of knowledge and experience, but our people enjoy a diverse and challenging environment, everyday. We're an international firm with offices across the globe - and we will still continue to grow - but we will always ensure that we take a hands-on approach to everything we do. This is what our clients should expect from us.

It's easy to say these things, but at Collas Crill we genuinely believe it and know that it is what sets us apart.

The bare facts
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'The firm is now consolidated as one of the largest 10 offshore firms worldwide – a remarkable growth story' - The Lawyer, Top 30 Offshore Law Firms 2018

Collas Crill is an offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, and London.

Collas Crill delivers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients locally and around the globe. The firm develops strong relationships that generate confidence and trust with all clients. Our lawyers always seek to give clients the full range of options to make the right decisions, and will give a practical view on how to proceed to achieve the best outcome. 

Clients include some of the world’s leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as HNW individuals and families across the globe. The firm also takes pride in its roots in the local communities in which it operates, and seeks to build and develop a reflective CSR programme. The firm continues to build a network of independent and trusted partners around the globe including the Channel Islands, UK, US, Europe, Caribbean, Asia and Australasia.

Collas Crill Group also includes a Guernsey trust administration and corporate management firm - Collas Crill Trust, a unique intellectual property management company - Collas Crill IP Management Limited, a licensed company management business - Collas Crill Corporate Serviced Ltd, and a GRC and AML/CFT service via Collas Crill Compliance Limited (CCCL).

OUR VALUES

We are easy to do business with

Our success is not based solely on our high standards of professional expertise and legal skill, although we wouldn't be where we are now without those as standard. We are a people business and we know what really sets us apart is the way we do business and the time and care we put into building strong relationships.

We never stand still

We have consistently challenged the status quo to find simpler, faster and smarter ways to help those we work with achieve their business and personal objectives. If something needs a different approach, we won't be constrained by convention or tradition to get the right outcome for our clients.

Everyone has a voice

As a firm, we listen, we connect and we understand, not only to our clients, but to each other to get the job done. We recognise the skills, expertise and experience, each one of our staff brings to the firm. Combining our individual strengths enables us to live up to the expectations of our clients.

We are bold

We don't shy away from doing things differently. We won't sit on the fence because we know our clients expect more than that. As we measure our own success from our clients' perspective, it's important that they know we're on their team. We think differently to get better results.

We love what we do

Being passionate about what we do is important to how we approach our work and our clients. It's that passion that makes us truly care about what we do. We want that to be obvious in everything we do. We relish a challenge, delight in our clients' achievements, and believe that because we love what we do, our clients will love working with us, too.

CC IN NUMBERS

38 Partners
5 Jurisdictions
80 Lawyers
220 Staff
15 Core Practices
5 Key Values
  • CC Timeline

  • ASSOCIATE SHORTLISTED FOR FUTURE LEADER AWARD

    Greg Haddow, Associate in Collas Crill's International Private Client and Trust (IPCT) team in Guernsey has been shortlisted for 'IFC Lawyer of the Year – Associate' in the Citywealth Future Leader Awards 2020.

  • COLLAS CRILL NAMED FINALIST AT STEP PRIVATE CLIENT AWARDS

    Collas Crill has been shortlisted for Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm) and Guernsey Associate, Emma Taylor, has been shortlisted for Young Practitioner of the Year.

  • COLLAS CRILL LISTED IN THE 2020 EPRIVATECLIENT TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRMS

    Collas Crill has been named as one of the 2020 eprivateclient Top Offshore Law Firms.

  • COLLAS CRILL RECOGNISED IN CHAMBERS HIGH NET WORTH GUIDE

    Collas Crill's award-winning Private Client teams in the Channel Islands have featured in this year's Chambers High Net Worth guide, the guide for go-to individuals and firms in the private wealth sector.

  • ASSOCIATE RECOGNISED IN TOP 35 UNDER 35 FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

    Collas Crill associate Gregory Haddow has been listed in ePrivateClient's Channel Islands' Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners for the third consecutive year.

  • DIGITAL AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE SHORTLISTED FOR JERSEY RISING STARS AWARD

    Collas Crill's Digital and Marketing Executive, Chloe Withe, has been shortlisted for the Marketing category of this year's Jersey Finance Rising Star Awards.

  • Partner crowned gold winner at Citywealth Powerwomen Awards

    Collas Crill Partner Kellyann Ozouf was crowned gold winner of the Woman of the Year - Professional Services Award at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020 which took place in London.

  • Senior Associate achieves highest mark

    Lynne Calder, Senior Associate at Collas Crill, has been recognised for achieving the highest mark in the Jersey Law of Contract examination, as part of her studies to qualify as a Jersey Advocate.

  • PARTNERS RECOGNISED IN PRIVATE CLIENT GUIDE

    Angela Calnan and Michael Morris, both partners of Collas Crill, have been recognised in the 2019 Spear's 500 private client guide.

  • PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYERS NAMED IN FUTURE LEADERS TOP 100

    Two lawyers from Collas Crill’s Jersey international private client & trusts team have been recognised in this year’s Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100. Partner Kellyann Ozouf was named alongside associate Bonnie McPartland.

  • FIVE LISTED IN PRIVATE CLIENT GLOBAL ELITE DIRECTORY

    Collas Crill partners Ben Harvard, Christian Hay, Damian James and Kellyann Ozouf have all been recognised for the third consecutive year. Associate Gregory Haddow has been nominated under the 'Ones to watch' category.

  • MANAGING PARTNER MOVES TO JOIN JERSEY TEAM

    Jason Romer, Group Managing Partner moves to Jersey as he looks to build on the potential that the firm has established on the island since its merger in 2011.

  • PRIVATE CLIENT PRACTICE IN CAYMAN ISLANDS EXPANDS

    The expansion of the team and service offering in the Cayman Islands realises not only the confidence in this offshore jurisdiction but the firm's growing global presence and strategic development of its goals.

  • ASSOCIATE RECOGNISED IN EPRIVATECLIENT'S CHANNEL ISLANDS' TOP 35 UNDER 35

    Associate, Gregory Haddow, has been listed as one of ePrivateClient's Channel Islands' Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners for the second consecutive year.

  • COLLAS CRILL RAISES OVER £4,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITY

    Collas Crill’s Jersey office has donated over £4,000 to Silkworth following an 18-month charity partnership.

  • COLLAS CRILL GSY WINS CITYWEALTH IFC LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

    Collas Crill was named "Law Firm of the Year – Guernsey" at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards, which took place in London on 23 January.

  • Group managing partner makes 50 Most Influential list

    Jason Romer recognised in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential list for 2019.

  • RAFT OF AWARD WINS FOR COLLAS CRILL

    Collas Crill is celebrating awards success after several of the firm’s lawyers won honours, at both an international and local level, in addition to receiving recognition in the industry’s top two legal directories.

  • Charity Quiz Raises £5000 for Local Charity

    A quiz night hosted by Collas Crill raised over £5,000 for Ernie’s Angels, which provides financial support towards palliative care and funeral expenses of terminally ill children in the Bailiwick.

  • Collas Crill associate named in Top 35 Under 35

    Gregory Haddow listed by eprivateclient as one of the Channel Islands' Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners.

  • Collas Crill sponsors Jersey Football Association Community Programme

    Collas Crill has joined up with the Jersey Football Association to sponsor its youth community programme for the next three years.

  • Received silver awards at the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards

    For Marketing/Business Development Team of the Year and Best Social Media Marketing Campaign

  • Citywealth honours Collas Crill leaders

    The Citywealth Future Leaders Under 40 awards took place last week (01 November) with four lawyers from Collas Crill taking home awards.

  • Relaunched the Article Clerks programme in Cayman

    Extending the firm's established trainee programme

  • Launched Hong Kong rep office

    Extending Asia presence

  • Awarded Guernsey Law Firm of the Year

    At the Citywealth International Financial Centre awards

  • Named in the Top 10 Offshore Law Firms

    By both The Lawyer and Legal Business

  • Merged with BVI firm Farara Kerins

    Expanding our Caribbean reach

  • Named Offshore Law Firm of the Year

    At the WealthBriefing European Awards

  • Named Legal Team of the Year (midsize)

    By STEP for 2015/16

  • Merged with Cayman firm CARD

    Extending the firm's reach into the Caribbean

  • Implemented LexisOne Legal Practice Management

    First mover on Lexis Nexis fully integrated ERP solution

  • Awarded Guernsey Law Firm of the Year

    At the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

  • Launched Risk & Regulatory practice

    Advising major banks and international financial services groups on all aspects of regulation and related risk issues

  • The London office is expanded

    To provide international legal advice

  • A Cayman law offering is developed

    Through the Jersey office

  • Launched MENA practice

    Following key hires to the Guernsey and Jersey teams

  • Launched UK Real Estate practice

    The first and only offshore law firm in the Channel Islands to establish a dedicated practice for UK property

  • Collas Day and Crill Canavan merge becoming ‘Collas Crill’

    Extending our practice across the Channel Islands

  • We launch our firm client survey

    Using leading legal market data & trends insight function Acrtias to quantify client feedback

  • Collas Day IP formally launched

    Positioning the firm as a leader of IP in Guernsey

  • Collas Day sets up a London rep office

    To target extend the firm's international reach

  • Launched original trainee programme in Guernsey

    To grow local talent