Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received a solid set of results in the latest Legal 500 directory.
In the BVI the dispute resolution team has moved up to tier 3, with the Cayman corporate team being listed by Legal 500 as a 'firm to watch' in the banking, finance and capital markets category.
Sally Peedom, senior associate in the private client team in Cayman, has been ranked as a Rising Star for the first time.
This year's edition also recognises a number of other Collas Crill's individual lawyers in the categories of Leading Individual, Next Generation Partner, Rising Star and Recommended.
Cayman Managing Partner Stephen Leontsinis said: 'Reading the testimonials from our valued clients in this year's guide, there are a few words and phrases that stand out – exceptional, high quality, go above the call of duty, outstanding, best in the business. I am extremely proud of this type of feedback from our clients as it recognises the high level of service our teams provide to our business partners. I am particularly proud to see that the hard work of Jo Hossack and Natalie Bell has been recognised with the 'firm to watch' accolade in banking, finance and capital markets. Our teams, across the board in the Cayman Islands, are growing from strength to strength, thanks, in no small part to the continued support of our loyal clients.’
BVI Managing Partner Ellie Crespi said: 'Congratulations to our dispute resolution team for their promotion to tier 3. I'm particularly delighted to see so many of our lawyers name-checked and recognised this year – Annabel Bishop gained a mention in both banking and corporate just months after joining us and I'm delighted the directories have recognised the strategic hire of corporate Goliath Greg Boyd. As ever, thanks to all our clients who took the time to submit feedback – we are delighted to be delivering the service levels they command and deserve.'
The Legal 500 is an independent guide, in which firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. It is now in its 37th year.
See below a snapshot of the firm's rankings, individual accolades and testimonials.
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: BVI - Tier 3, Cayman - Firm to watch
'A very versatile practice, able to provide a wide-range Cayman and BVI law support.’
'They are all user-friendly, high on practicality and commercial know-how, and low on ego.'
Corporate and Commercial: BVI – Tier 3, Cayman - Tier 4
‘The team are friendly, responsive, technically capable and transparent on their scope of work. They are keen to support and the speed of delivery of their work is good.’
‘Hands-on partner involvement.’
‘Swift and personal response. They treat you as if you were their only client.'
'Excellent team with fast response times and extremely commercial practice. Understands the clients' needs and will work within clients' resources.’
Dispute Resolution: BVI, Cayman - Tier 3
‘The team at Collas Crill punch above their weight. They are adept at handling the most challenging and complex cases.’
'We have been working together on a large, multi-jurisdictional claim. The team is commercial, collegiate and responsive, a pleasure to work with.’
'Excellent strength in depth and ability to take on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional cases'
'Fantastically responsive and reliable, giving you complete confidence.’
'Collas Crill stand outs in terms of sophistication, clarity of purpose and efficient work product in the Cayman litigation contact.’
Investment Funds: Cayman - Tier 5
'Responsive and commercial.’
'Collas Crill has an offshore global reach, with an extremely close and professional approach to its clients. The flexibility to meet client’s requirements has been paramount in terms of costs efficiency and a personalised service.’
Real Estate: Cayman – Tier 2
'Exceptional value with high-quality legal services in real estate,'
'Their international experience offers unique solutions to local problems and processes.'
‘Highly knowledgeable in their area of expertise and they absolutely go over and above the call of duty as far as their client service and response time. They always find a solution.’
Trusts/Private Client: Cayman – Tier 3
'The team is capable, highly prepared and knowledgeable about the relevant issues. They are effective and respond very quickly.’
'A strong team in Cayman gaining an excellent reputation locally and internationally. Also has the assistance of the teams in other Collas Crill offices which means its offering can span several jurisdictions as required.’
Leading Individual – Ellie Crespi, Stephen Leontsinis, Gina Berry
Next Generation Partner – Natalie Bell, Rocco Cecere, Jennifer Colegate
Rising Star - Sally Peedom
Recommended – Greg Boyd, Dave Marshall, Fay O'Halloran, Annabel Bishop, Matthew Dors, Laura Oseland, Alistair Wade, Chantelle Day, Andrew Peedom, Natalie Bell, Sally Peedom, Gina Berry, Stephen Leontsinis