Collas Crill's Directors Risk Conference

Collas Crill will once again be hosting a conference in Jersey on directors' duties and risk, joined by two prominent English barristers.

Danny Le Maistre, Simon Hurry and Fiona Wilson of Collas Crill will be joined by Nick Vineall QC and James Purchas of 4 Pump Court to share their expertise in conflicts, regulation and insurance issues.

Nick, who recently had success acting for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the Court of Appeal in Burns v The Financial Conduct Authority [2017], a matter involving directors’ fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest, and James, who is regularly instructed on heavy offshore matters in the Channel Islands, are both highly regarded barristers in their field.

The conference will cover important, topical and practical issues for directors, senior managers and senior compliance professionals working in Jersey's regulated financial services industry. Full details below.

COST: £80

WHERE: Celestial Hall, The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier

WHEN: Tuesday 24 April 2018

TIMINGS: Registration from 8:30am onwards. Speakers commence at 9am sharp, close at 12:15pm.

To book your place, please click here. If you have any queries, please email

See below for further details on the conference and the topics our speakers will be taking on.

Session one: Directors and conflicts of interest - what must I disclose...and what if I don’t?

Nick Vineall QC, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Nick is a true specialist in the field of financial services regulation. With over 25 years of hands-on experience of perimeter enforcement, he is equally popular with the FCA and the regulated sector.

Much of his work in this area is at the cutting edge of the regulatory landscape where he appears at all levels in the UK courts, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as well as in a wide range of arbitral tribunals in London and internationally.

Nick is highly ranked as a leading Silk in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his financial services, construction, energy and shipping practices.

Nick will focus on the liabilities of directors including non-executive directors from a regulatory angle following his recent success in the Court of Appeal.

Session two: Keep Calm and Protect Yourself

Danny, Simon and Fiona will run an interactive session on the key actions that need to be taken when a client has issues and your business may have been involved in causing the problem. Topics will include:

  • Managing communication;

  • Mitigating Risk;

  • Managing the client; and

  • Protecting yourself against potential claims.

Session three: D&O Insurance – how it works, what to look out for and traps for the unwary

James Purchas, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

James has extensive experience and a stellar reputation for a range of financial services, commercial and insurance/reinsurance matters. His instructions often include issues arising in multiple jurisdictions. He is highly regarded and often instructed by the FCA and other regulators. He is equally popular with those in the regulated sector and on its cusp.

James’ commercial practice is wide ranging and extends to acting for directors and professionals - including recent cases in Guernsey and Jersey. James’ insurance practice sees him advising insurers on major coverage disputes and professional indemnity claims, as well as commercial disputes between insurance providers and cover-holders.

James is ranked as one of the leading juniors at the Commercial Bar for his insurance and financial services work.

Amplifying and expanding on the latter part of his talk last year, James will consider what D&O insurance is and how it works in practice, with a focus on some of the key recurring policy coverage issues and their potential impact for those in the offshore world.

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