Collas Crill's Private Client teams in the Channel Islands have featured in Chambers 2021 High Net Worth guide, which ranks the leading professional advisers in the private wealth sector.
The Jersey and Guernsey teams, both ranked band 3, were praised for their "super reputation" and "solid" private client team with four individuals been singled out for their expertise in the area.
Jersey partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Damian James, ranked band 3 in the guide, was noted to be "a very good contentious lawyer", "He is sensible and has a good common-sense approach to cases, as well as getting to grips with the law".
Partner Kellyann Ozouf, who heads up the International Private Client and Trust team in Jersey, also ranked band 3. She is described by an onshore lawyer as "fantastic". They added, "You meet some people and just know they are a star, and that is Kellyann. Her client skills are excellent and so is her knowledge" and another notes that "She is proactive, she is incredible with clients and she is really good at explaining things".
Group Partner Angela Calnan, who heads up the team in Guernsey, ranked band 2 in the guide. She is noted as having "a good understanding of private wealth issues. She is practical and provides good advice".
Partner David Cooney, who's multi-jurisdictional trusts and foundations expertise that spans Guernsey, BVI and Cayman law is described as "brilliant" and "He has a great reputation and is really good at handling files". David ranked band 3 in the guide.
The Chambers High Net Worth guide provides an in-depth analysis of the market and ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth. The guide is used by family offices and professional advisers to high net worth and ultra high net worth clients around the world.
The rankings are based on independent research including interviews with lawyers, family offices, tax advisers, accountants, investment managers and bankers for a comprehensive view of the private wealth sector.
Damian James said:"We are delighted with the rankings. The comments from clients and peers are particularly rewarding, as they endorse our growing reputation and the excellent client service we provide. The guide gives further evidence of our position both as leading private client practice and top 10 offshore law firm."
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