Craig Dinnett

Craig Dinnett 

Associate* | Jersey

Private Client and Trusts

  • Craig Dinnett is excellent.


Craig is an Associate in the Private Client and Trusts team in our Jersey office. He undertakes a range of both contentious and non-contentious private client instructions.

"I pride myself on my communication skills and ability to build enduring relationships with clients. I strive to provide clear, accurate advice, always with my client’s best interests at heart."


Craig qualified in 2019, having trained at a large full service firm in Scotland since 2017. As part of his traineeship Craig completed seats in the corporate, pensions, tax and incentives and private client departments.

Craig has worked exclusively in the private client sector since 2019 and has gained extensive experience in wealth and succession planning for a variety of clients, focusing on the drafting of wills, powers of attorney and the incorporation and administration of trusts. Craig is experienced in the administration of estates, including complex and/or contentious executries.


After obtaining a BEng (Honours) degree in product design engineering in 2007, Craig worked as a police constable in Glasgow for nine years before gaining both his LLB law degree (with Merit) and his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde. He joined Collas Crill in 2021 having qualified as a solicitor in Scotland.


Craig is a member of the Law Society of Scotland.

*admitted in Scotland

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Trust advisory

The role of a modern trustee has never been more complex. Trustees must satisfy the needs and desires of their beneficiaries, manage complex assets and navigate an ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.

We know that trustees can need assistance and advice on how best to satisfy their duties and to meet their legal and regulatory obligations. We understand and have a great deal of experience in working with trustees to get ahead of any potentially difficult situation and resolve it in a way that minimises risk and conflict.

Guardianships, delegates and POAs

Depending on your jurisdiction, guardianship, delegates and powers of attorney are useful tools in helping a party to deal with the financial affairs of another, whether that is paying bills, managing bank accounts or otherwise. If you need assistance dealing with your own affairs then a power of attorney may be appropriate. This will enable you to choose who can carry out any actions, and the extent to which they can take those decisions, on your behalf. If an individual can no longer handle their own affairs then a guardian or delegate will need to be appointed by the court to look after that individual's affairs. Whether you are choosing to give someone power to deal with your affairs, or you have a relative who can't deal with their own any longer, careful consideration needs to be given, and advice sought, to decide what route is most appropriate.

Probate and estate administration

When executors, family or friends of a deceased need to get access to assets held by their loved one, they may be asked to produce a document commonly referred to as a 'grant of probate'. A grant of probate means that an individual is given the right, by the relevant court, to deal with a deceased's estate. The deceased may have left a will or may have died intestate (without a will). It might be the case that probate has already been obtained in another jurisdiction and that a separate grant of probate needs to be obtained in Guernsey or Jersey. This can be an unfamiliar and stressful process. At Collas Crill we have many years' experience in making these types of applications. We are able to assist in simply obtaining the grant of probate, can arrange release and payment of the Channel Island assets to the relevant person, or deal with the full administration of an estate depending on your requirements.

Wills and estates

Managing wealth, asset preservation, planning for succession and inheritance, and writing wills can be a complex and difficult experience. It's important to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that your family and/or successors are taken care of.

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Wills and estate disputes

We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all types of will-related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

7 Feb 2023

Lasting Legacy?

In January 2023, Collas Crill's International Private Client and Trusts team successfully applied to the Royal Court of Jersey (the Court) for an order confirming that our clients could disclaim a gift of immovable property that had been left to them und...

7 Jan 2022

Emma Taylor and Craig Dinnett

In August 2021 Collas Crill Associates Emma Taylor and Craig Dinnett attended the ThoughtLeaders4 Summer School. It was a chance for the next generation of practitioners in private client to meet and develop new networks. Emma and Craig were interviewed ...

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