Ben Newton

Ben Newton 

Associate* | Guernsey

Financial Services and Regulatory

  • Ben is an asset to the firm and I felt very comfortable having him with us. He is an intelligent, respectful and confident individual who has certainly kept me at ease during the process with his knowledge and concise manner.
    Client feedback

Overview

Ben is an Associate in the Financial Services and Regulatory team.

Experience

Ben has advised on a number of cases in Guernsey, as well as cross-jurisdictional matters, involving our areas of expertise including: 

  • contentious risk and regulatory matters;
  • contentious trusts;
  • insolvency and restructuring;
  • debt enforcement; and
  • corporate, director and shareholder disputes.

Ben previously gained experience at the firm as a paralegal and trainee solicitor where he completed seats in the firm's Insolvency and Corporate Disputes, Private Client and Trusts and Real Estate teams, as well as the Financial Services and Regulatory team.

Background

Ben first joined Collas Crill in August 2018 as a Paralegal and went on to train with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2021.

Ben has an LLB (Hons) degree after graduating from the University of Brighton in 2017, where he completed a joint degree in Law with Business Studies. In 2021 Ben obtained a commendation in his LPC. LLM Master's degree in Legal Practice at the University of Law while working full time for the firm.

*admitted in England and Wales

*Business Assistant
Abigail Sanders

Abigail Sanders

 
My services
Insolvency
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For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, we work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. 

Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. 

Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the US, the UK and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe and the US.

At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

Debt collection
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Knowing what to do and when to act when things go wrong is a key part of our service to our clients on both lender and borrower side. Our clients include banks, funds, directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners. We undertake security reviews and advise on pre-emptive measures. We appreciate the need to act promptly and decisively, and at the same time are sensitive to potential negative publicity for our clients.

Corporate disputes
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Our dispute resolution specialists collaborate seamlessly with our corporate advisory and banking teams across jurisdictions to advise multinational corporations, trust companies, banks, funds, insurers, governments and directors. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to customer issues, fraud risks, rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory demands.

Contentious risk and regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, we achieve better and more efficient outcomes. As regulatory experts, we frequently act on contentious matters and can leverage our experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

Regulatory
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Our multi-disciplinary approach to providing risk and regulatory consultancy services ensures that every aspect of our clients' business is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

Collas Crill's market-leading fraud, financial and white collar crime practice sits within our regulatory practice. Uniquely offering a mix of both civil and criminal fraud litigation experience, from internal investigations, to injunctions, to defence and enforcement, the team can lead clients through the most challenging of circumstances.

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27 Aug 2021

Commitment to home-grown talent

Collas Crill underlines its commitment to career development within the firm, as it announces its newly qualified lawyers and next cohort of trainees in the Channel Islands. Ben Newton and Bradley Gibb have recently qualified as English Solicitors with...

10 Dec 2020

Collas Crill's annual Moot

Two students from the Elizabeth College took home the trophy in the 13th annual Collas Crill Moot. Forty-six students from four of the island's sixth form schools and colleges took part in the competition in which pairs of students are placed in a mock ...

2 Aug 2019

Takeover of SafeCharge

Collas Crill acted as Guernsey Counsel to SafeCharge International Group Limited on its successful takeover by 11411802 Canada Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuvei Corporation) by way of a Guernsey scheme of arrangement*. SafeCharge, whose shares...

8 Jul 2019

3rd Party Fraud

Earlier this year the UK High Court considered the extent of a bank's duty of care to its customer to prevent fraud on the customer. The case of The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. [2019] EWHC 3476 (Comm) applied the principle es...

30 Nov 2018

CC advises Intertrust refinance

Collas Crill continue their ongoing relationship with the Intertrust group, a leading global provider of expert administrative services, advising on their recent €500 million bond issuance and the refinance of their existing debt facility, with a combine...

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