Hot on the heels of their win at the STEP Private Client Awards last week, two Collas Crill lawyers have featured in e-privateclient's annual 'Top 35 Under 35' list.
The list featured Group Partner Joanne Seal and Partner Kellyann Ozouf from Collas Crill's private client team, which was named 'Legal Team of the Year (midsize)' at the STEP Private Client Awards for 2015/16.
The 'Top 35 Under 35' list is designed to identify, recognise and promote the rising stars of the private client profession. The top 35 women and 35 men will have the opportunity to meet and network at a number of events over the next 12 months.
Joanne, who was promoted to Group Partner in March this year, has been a core part of Collas Crill's private client practice since 2003 and was first recognised on the Top 35 list in 2010 when she was made head of the wills and estates team in Guernsey. Joanne specialises in estate planning, advising on issues related to inheritance, drafting wills for non-resident individuals and advising on Guernsey's probate procedures.
Four-time winner Kellyann joined Collas Crill in March 2015 to head up the firm's fiduciary practice in Jersey and has since been instrumental in the growth and success of her department. Her practice consists of advising local and international clients (individuals, institutions and intermediaries) on all aspects of Jersey trust and foundation law to include the settlement, ongoing operation and restructuring of trusts and foundations.
Collas Crill Managing Partner, Jason Romer, said: "This is a thoroughly deserved recognition of the hard work, dedication and exceptional level of client service that both Joanne and Kellyann bring to their roles. Our growing private client practice owes its success to our lawyers who consistently go over and above to build strong relationships and exceed their clients' expectations. Congratulations to Joanne and Kellyann on this excellent achievement."
Collas Crill's private client team spans both contentious and non-contentious matters and provides high-net-worth individuals, private banks and trust companies with specialist advice on a range of issues including wealth structuring, regulatory matters, real estate, private family funds and conflict resolution.