What's different about us

Collas Crill has the ethos of being easy to do business with. We take a ‘hands on’ approach from the partners and senior staff, ensuring client work gets done accurately and efficiently first time, every time.

What sets us apart

THE BARE FACTS

"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, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore.

With 34 partners and directors, and 85 other lawyers and legal professionals, 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 and a licensed company management business Collas Crill Corporate Serviced Ltd. 

WHAT SETS US APART

 "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" - Acritas Client Survey

We're not the biggest firm, but our aim is to be the best. Best for clients, best for staff and best for the communities in which we operate. And we don't just want to be a great law firm, we want to be a great firm by any standards. We encourage and support our people to get involved with charity work, community events and letting their hair down, because whilst we know there's more to life than work, we also know that a achieving a good balance benefits everyone: our clients, our communities, our staff and their families.

Whilst we continue to win more awards every year, both as a firm and for our individual lawyers, ultimately, it's what our clients think about us that's important. That's why our values are at the centre of everything we do. We strive to deliver a consistently exceptional experience to our clients, every time. All our staff are committed to these values. These are what drives our culture what differentiates us and sets us apart.

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. And as we  measure our own success from our clients' perspective, it's important that they know were 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.

WE ARE TRULY 'ONE FIRM'

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.

CC IN NUMBERS

35 Partners
7 Jurisdictions
87 Lawyers
211 Staff
11 Core Practices
5 Key Values
  • CC Timeline

  • 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.

  • "The international private client and trusts team in Jersey has gone from strength to strength over the last four years."
  • 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.

  • "It is a great opportunity for the firm as we seek to continue to build on the fantastic potential that we have already established in Jersey."
  • 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.

  • "The listing is a fantastic honour and reflects on our International Private Client and Trust team's recognition and status in the trust and fiduciary industry."
  • 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.

  • "The winners are those judged to have excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service."
  • Group managing partner makes 50 Most Influential list

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

  • "It’s an honour to be recognised by such an esteemed ranking system and amongst such industry talent."
  • 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.

  • "It’s a strong testament to the calibre of the team that we have."
  • 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.

  • "We are nearing the end of our first year in operation and we feel that we owe a great deal of our success to the support of the team at Collas Crill."
  • 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.

  • "It is rare to find a lawyer with such sharp technical skills combined with the excellent people skills to match."
  • 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.

  • "Thanks to the support of Collas Crill, we are able to provide qualified coaches to develop a player pathway into junior football on the island."
  • 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

  • "We recognise that our brand is a promise to our clients and needs to be supported by a strong operational model focusing on delivering exceptional client experience."
  • 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.

  • "Once again this is a great reflection of our staff at Collas Crill and a testament to their hard work."
  • Relaunched the Article Clerks programme in Cayman

    Extending the firm's established trainee programme

  • "It's refreshing to see a firm that seems to encompass a fantastic work ethic and end product with real personalities."
  • Launched Hong Kong rep office

    Extending Asia presence

  • "Hong Kong has long been a sophisticated financial jurisdiction using offshore corporate and legal services for many years."
  • Awarded Guernsey Law Firm of the Year

    At the Citywealth International Financial Centre awards

  • "They articulate and action everything with an intelligence that you would expect from a magic circle or silver circle London firm."
  • Named in the Top 10 Offshore Law Firms

    By both The Lawyer and Legal Business

  • "Our inclusion demonstrates that our client focus and continued expansion is paying off."
  • Merged with BVI firm Farara Kerins

    Expanding our Caribbean reach

  • "As Collas Crill continues to grow and expand within the offshore market, it was a natural step to cement our presence in the Caribbean."
  • Named Offshore Law Firm of the Year

    At the WealthBriefing European Awards

  • "Clear, open and friendly advice"
  • 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

  • "Clear and concise in delivery and explanation"
  • 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

  • "Long track record and good credibility"
  • 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

  • "Depth and an ability to give a holistic solution when there are a number of different issues"
  • A Cayman law offering is developed

    Through the Jersey office

  • Launched MENA practice

    Following key hires to the Guernsey and Jersey teams

  • "They are business orientated; so instead of just reading the law […] they try to work with us to get the best solution for the business"
  • Launched UK Real Estate practice

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

  • The Singapore office is opened

    The first Channel Island firm to do so

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

    Extending our practice across the Channel Islands

  • "Depth and an ability to give a holistic solution when there are a number of different issues"
  • We launch our firm client survey

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

  • "Dependable, accurate and enthusiastic"
  • Collas Day IP formally launched

    Positioning the firm as a leader of IP in Guernsey

  • "Efficient, quick & pleasant to deal with."
  • Collas Day sets up a London rep office

    To target extend the firm's international reach

  • "Collas Crill really understands the investment required sometimes in relationships."
  • Launched original trainee programme in Guernsey

    To grow local talent