We're not your typical law firm.
Collas Crill is an offshore law firm that never stands still. Our roots are in the Caribbean and Channel Islands but, thanks to our forward-thinking approach, we've built a strong global presence and reputation.
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. What really sets us apart is the way we do business and the time and care we put into building strong relationships.
We are a people business - from caring about the people we hire to caring for the people who hire us.
We don't shy away from doing things differently.
We encourage and support our people to get involved with charity work, community events and letting their hair down, because we know there's more to life than work.
And we think you'd love it too.
We're always growing - which means we're always on the look out for hungry, talented individuals who want to further their career in a forward-thinking and supportive environment.
If you want to be a part of a firm that's going places check out our current vacancies or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Collas Crill is one of only two firms locally that are accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority to provide Training Contracts for those wishing to qualify as Solicitors (of England and Wales).
We are looking to recruit two trainees each for our Guernsey and Jersey office, to join us in September 2017.
As a trainee solicitor under a two year Training Contract, you will be supported by a partner or senior associate throughout your contract. You will have the opportunity not only to learn by watching and listening as they carry out their roles on a daily basis, but will be encouraged to have as much 'hands on' experience as you can and you will be given direct client contact as soon as possible.
Your contract will involve you in placements ("seats") within at least three different departments, and through our links within the City the possibility of a secondment to a top tier London law firm. Once you have qualified you have the opportunity to secure a permanent position with us.
Who can apply?
Trainees are the future of the firm. We don’t just choose bright people as trainees: we choose people we believe are capable of doing business. The kind of person you are matters, because clients do business with people they respect and like.
We look for people who can add value to our firm as they develop. You provide enthusiasm, intellect and character; we provide a professional, supportive and friendly environment to qualify in and develop your legal career.
You'll already have obtained a 2:1 degree or equivalent and have completed, or be due to complete the Legal Practice Course.
Guernsey applicants must possess a Status Declaration or a valid Housing Licence that entitles them to work in the island. Applications in Jersey are open to EU residents, however preference will be given to local or five years residency holders.
Applicants that are short-listed will be invited to complete online testing and to attend an interview in the Easter holidays.
To apply, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter, to email@example.com. Please note, applications will be only be reviewed after the closing date. If you have any further questions or require any further information please contact a member of the HR team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collas Crill operates a bursary scheme to provide financial assistance to Jersey and Guernsey residents who are interested in a career as a lawyer.
Applicants wishing to apply for a bursary are not limited to those taking a law degree. It is the intention to become a lawyer that is important rather than the degree course being followed. Collas Crill will consider applications for support of courses leading to degree level studies (non-law degrees included) and/or to post graduate studies with a law content such as PgDL, LPC or BPTC.
What will the firm provide?
The bursary is worth £2,200 per annum and is paid in three instalments, with the first payment being made at the beginning of the academic year, the second in January and the final payment in May. The firm also offers up to 4 weeks paid work experience per year.
Throughout the period of the payment of the bursary, the student will be allocated a mentor who will be available to the student to give general advice and assistance with regard to the options available to the student on course modules, post-graduate work, work experience placements, the work that the firm is doing etc. Where the student is offered holiday work, a reasonable cross-section of the various departments of the firm will be experienced over the period of the bursary award.
The payment of the bursary will be reviewed annually. The Human Resources Manager will meet with each bursary student once a year for a general discussion about the student’s progress and plans, in order to provide an annual assessment and a recommendation as to whether or not the bursary is maintained for the following academic year and, where appropriate, whether an offer of employment should be made to a former bursary student.
Who can apply?
As a guide, A’ Level applicants will be expected to achieve a minimum of 300 UCAS points while students who are undertaking degree level studies will be expected to achieve a 2.1 each year of their study as well as positive appraisal feedback in order to receive continued support throughout their degree and / or to post graduate studies with a law content such as the LPC.
In addition to the academic side, we look for Bursary Students to display the same qualities as anyone we recruit – a willingness to work hard, be a good team player, display good communication skills and to have a 'can do' attitude.
Collas Crill is accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority to provide Training Contracts for those wishing to qualify as Solicitors (of England and Wales) and many of our Bursary Students go on to secure Training Contracts with us.
It is a condition of any award that the recipient is not in receipt of any financial award or assistance from any other business without the express approval of Collas Crill.
Applications are now being invited for our September 2016 Bursary Scheme for Guernsey and Jersey. To apply, please complete the application form and submit, along with a copy of your CV and covering letter to email@example.com. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview will be held around the Easter break, usually in March/April.
The application deadline is Monday 29th February.
This is an opportunity to combine your Trust Administration and Business Development experience, and contribute to the future success of this growing business.
Collas Crill Trust has a vacancy for a senior professional who is focused on winning new business and developing existing contacts. This role will be key to the growth of this successful company, and is well-suited to an ambitious and driven individual who is looking to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking organisation.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will have extensive experience of Trust/Fiduciary work, with proven success in Business Development.
To hear more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the announcement of Collas Crill's merger with British Virgin Islands firm Farara Kerins, we have an excellent opportunity for an Associate to join the commercial department in the BVI. The strategic merger will strengthen Collas Crill's international offering, building on its presence in Guernsey, Jersey, Cayman and Singapore.
For an Associate with at least three years' experience in commercial/corporate law, this is a superb opportunity to be part of a well-established firm at an exciting stage in their growth. With a varied workload, you will gain international exposure to a wide range of cross border transactions. You will be given responsibility and significant client contact from the outset, and will be fully supported as you look to progress further in your career. We are looking for a talented Solicitor or Barrister who has a strong client service ethos, ambition and self-motivation.
To find out more about this role, please see the job description.
To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV to Katherine Mercer (HR Advisor) at email@example.com
Collas Crill's Dispute Resolution department is seeking a confident and experienced Secretary to join them on a 12 month fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave. Working alongside another Secretary, you will provide a high level of support to Partners, Senior Associates and Associates within a busy and fast-paced litigation team.
Responsibilities will include secretarial support such as typing and editing documents, client liaison, managing diaries, travel arrangements and coordinating meetings, as well as general administration. The successful person for this role will thrive in a busy, ever changing working environment. They will be forward thinking, will take great pride in their work, and will enjoy being part of a sociable and friendly team. It is essential that applicants have good secretarial experience, gained in either legal, financial or professional services. The role will commence in mid-February, and the successful candidate will need to commit to the position for the full 12 months.
For more information on this vacancy, please see a full job description here.
To apply for this role, please send a CV to Katherine Mercer (HR Advisor) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Collas Crill's growth isn't restricted to its legal teams. The people who support our top class lawyers are, in many ways, the backbone of the firm. We set high standards in service quality and pride ourselves on being enthusiastic, approachable, and easy to do business with. We are looking for a Finance Administrator to join our finance team on a 12 month fixed term contract.
This is a key role within our multi-jurisdictional finance team, supporting the Jersey office. Responsibilities will include financial aspects of property conveyancing, including recording the transaction in the accounting software and settlement of monies. You will also maintaining the purchase ledger for the Jersey based entities including payment of suppliers, work as part of a team to maintain the accounting records at both the client matter level and group level, and complete various matter management tasks.
It is essential that you have experience in a similar finance administration role. Experience of working in a law firm would be advantageous.
Please see a full job description here.
To apply, please send your CV to Katherine Mercer (HR Advisor) at email@example.com