Collas Crill maintains strong position in Legal 500 UK

Collas Crill has maintained its strong position in the Legal 500 United Kingdom directory this year, upholding its rankings across all practice areas.

Described as one of the 'offshore Magic Circle', the firm is Tier 1 or 2 in all but two practice areas, garnering client endorsements on the expertise, service and commercial acumen of its teams.

The directory demonstrates the firm's market leading positions in litigation, property and private client work, while also showcasing a high number of Collas Crill lawyers in its individual categories, including several in the prestigious Hall of Fame which highlights those 'who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence and are at the pinnacle of the profession.'

Group Managing Partner Jason Romer said: 'We are delighted to have retained our rankings across the board this year and it is a complete privilege for our lawyers and teams to be recognised as market leaders in our core areas of strength across litigation, private client and property. These endorsements are testament to the calibre of our teams and the quality of work we provide. They are also testament to the value we place on building strong client relationships which is at very heart of our purpose.'

See below for a snapshot of the firm's rankings and a small selection of the client testimonials received.

To view Collas Crill's full Guernsey rankings, click here. For the firm's Jersey rankings, click here.

Dispute Resolution, Tier 1 (Guernsey and Jersey)

'The sheer expertise of this team is fantastic. They have breadth and depth of knowledge which, when combined with superb client relationship skills, means they are top of their game.’

'An excellent offering from a number of key jurisdictions, Collas Crill regularly appear in the largest cases and provide an exceptional service which mixes client care, expertise, experience and commerciality.’

'Commercial and pragmatic, achieving great results for the client without the need to “go for the jugular”’

‘The team consists of experienced lawyers who thoroughly understand dispute resolution. The advice they give and case management is first rate. They are also a pleasure to work with.’

  • Christian Hay, Damian James, Nuno Santos-Costa – Hall of Fame
  • Michael Adkins - Leading Individual
  • Ben Havard, Simon Hurry, Sam Williams – Next Generation Partners
  • Lynne Calder, Sarah Millar, Nin Ritchie, James Tee – Rising Stars

Property team, Tier 1 (Guernsey and Jersey)

‘Innovative in their approach to commercial transactions. Comprehensive and practical advice on all aspects of property development.'

We work closely with them on a number of projects and have mutual clients, so it's a very collaborative approach, which we like.’

'High quality Senior Team dealing with commercial property. Very receptive and personal.’

‘Extremely personable. Client friendly in the terminology they use especially with clients unfamiliar in dealing with lawyers. Always happy to pick up the phone and answer any queries or explain contracts. Offer advice and always use best practice. A very good firm to work with.’

  • Jason Green, Martin Le Boutillier, Paul Nettleship – Leading Individuals
  • Pamela Doherty – Next Generation Partner

International Private Client and Trusts team, Tier 2 (Guernsey and Jersey)

Collas Crill is known for its expertise in all things offshore and I have no hesitation in referring to them if we need private client and corporate expertise in the relevant jurisdiction.

'Easy to work with, friendly, responsive, highly motivated and extremely competent.’

'Strong support of the team to diversity especially gender as female are leading especially in private practice. Very committed and always available with strong capabilities to identify and address clients needs in most efficient and speedy way.’

  • Angela Calnan, Kellyann Ozouf – Leading Individuals

Corporate, Finance and Funds

Tier 2 - Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial (Guernsey), Investment Funds (Jersey) and Capital Markets (Guernsey)
Tier 3 - Investment Funds (Guernsey) and Corporate & Commercial (Jersey)

'The CC team are consummate legal professionals who are readily accessible on a fast response basis with a highly personalised client engagement style and approach.'

'The team always goes the extra mile to meet demanding client timescales, easily contactable and great market knowledge.’

‘The Collas Crill team have a very hands on approach and like to understand the holistic picture when it comes to clients and their objectives. They are collaborators in the truest sense and combined with their strong technical skills and desire to provide a first class client service, they are firm we enjoy working with.’

  • Paul Wilkes – Hall of Fame
  • Matt Gilley, Simon Heggs, Sam Sturrock, Wayne Atkinson – Next Generation Partners
  • Gareth Morgan – Rising Star

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