Collas Crill has held its position as a top-tier firm in the Legal 500 United Kingdom rankings, a ringing endorsement of the firm's expertise and client service.
Now in its 35th year, the Legal 500 series is an independent guide, in which firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.
Collas Crill's dispute resolution teams in Guernsey and Jersey have held their ranking in Tier 1 of the directory, with a clutch of stand-out testimonials for individual lawyers. One contributor described the team as 'highly experienced lawyers with real talent', able to deal with' the most high profile litigation and 'in all the big Channel Island cases.’ Partner Michael Adkins was featured as a 'Leading Individual' and Partners Simon Hurry, Sam Williams and Ben Havard as Next Generation Partners. Of Counsel Nin Ritchie, Of Counsel James Tee and Senior Associate Lynne Calder were recognised as 'Rising Stars'.
The firm's Property teams have also retained Tier 1 in both islands, further recognition of their status as a leading property practice, with one testimonial noting the team's experience 'in all commercial property areas as second to none.’ Jersey-based Martin Le Boutillier was recognised as a 'Leading Individual' and Pamela Doherty was listed as a 'Next Generation Partner'.
The firm's International Private Client and Trusts team also held their Tier 2 position in both Guernsey and Jersey, with one client commenting: 'Collas Crill are my go-to firm. Not only do they make doing business together easier but they have the diversity of legal practice in house to provide the holistic services our private client structures.' Partners Angela Calnan and Kellyann Ozouf, who head up the teams in each jurisdiction, were featured as 'Leading Individuals'.
Collas Crill's Corporate, Finance and Funds teams were recognised in Tier 2 in all but two practice areas across the two islands, and were cited as 'extremely proactive and commercial' and 'at the top of their game for offshore legal advice.’ Partners Wayne Atkinson, Simon Heggs, Sam Sturrock and Matt Gilley were recognised as 'Next Generation Partners', with Simon Heggs, Of Counsel Christine Fox and Senior Associate Gareth Morgan also featuring as 'Rising Stars'.
Paul Wilkes, lawyer in Guernsey's corporate team, joins Dispute Resolution's Damian James, Christian Hay and Nuno Santos-Costa in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame this year, an accolade which recognises those at the pinnacle of their profession.
Jason Romer, Group Managing Partner said: 'It is an absolute pleasure to read our listing in this year's Legal 500 directory, not only in terms of our strong rankings but also – and more importantly – all the fantastic testimonials from our valued clients.
'This year's results reflect everything that we stand for; a firm that is easy to do business with, provides first-rate expertise and puts clients front and centre every time. My congratulations go to all those recognised, both individually and as a team.'