Collas Crill was the lead firm in massive proceedings defending negligence claims against the former trustees of a Jersey settlement. The case is probably the largest trust dispute to have ever come before the Jersey Court and, by way of example, the defendants at one stage required a joint 80‐strong team. The matter was settled in 2014 on confidential terms. As a result of the scale and scope of the proceedings the Collas Crill team has participated on a pan‐island basis, with lawyers from Collas Crill both Jersey and Guernsey taking management of and/ or engaging in areas of this litigation and satellite litigation in England arising out of the Jersey claims (including, for instance, representing their client against 6 insurer/indemnifier parties represented by London city firms).
In the English insurance proceedings the decision of the High Court was appealed and, subsequent to the settlement, the Court of Appeal decided to hand down a further decision relating to the insurance and coverage position due to the general interest on the case in the insurance world.