Daisy Bovingdon

Daisy Bovingdon 

Senior Associate | Jersey

Insolvency and Corporate Disputes

  • A professional and clear mind which ensured the right strategy for the case.
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Daisy is an Advocate and Senior Associate in the Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team in Jersey, specialising in high-value, cross-border commercial litigation.

Daisy's particular expertise includes asset recovery and enforcement (including interim relief), often in the context of Jersey trusts; corporate and partnership disputes; and insolvency applications and advice. Daisy has a particular passion for ADR, and regularly achieves substantial success for clients through negotiated settlement, and mediation.

Working in partnership with Collas Crill's leading regulatory and corporate teams, Daisy has also advised on issues concerning international tax cooperation treaties, the obligations of corporate services providers and trustees, and the duties of directors.


Daisy has first-hand experience working in a number of jurisdictions including Scotland, England and Wales, the BVI and Jersey. Her nuanced understanding of different legal systems informs Daisy's approach, meaning that she manages large scale cross-border disputes extremely effectively. Daisy is a strong team player and listens carefully to clients, to ensure the right strategy for the dispute at hand.


Daisy originally qualified as a solicitor and notary public in Scotland. She is a Jersey Advocate and has been admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales, and the British Virgin Islands (currently non-practising). 

Before moving offshore Daisy advised on commercial disputes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, predominantly concerning contract law; intellectual property; and professional negligence, often working with third party litigation funders. Daisy has also worked as a Legal Assistant to the Judicial Institute for Scotland, and as an assistant to Leading Counsel.

Strengthening her litigation practice, Daisy has always enjoyed teaching. She has tutored Contract Law and Unjustified Enrichment on the LLB programme at the University of Edinburgh, and Intellectual Property as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde.

Daisy is also a musician, having worked as a violinist and instrumental instructor in the West Highlands of Scotland prior to qualifying as a solicitor.


BA (Hons); LLB (Hons)(First Class); Diploma in Legal Practice

Published judgments:


  • RISA
  • ConTrA


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Contentious risk and regulatory

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.

Corporate disputes

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.

Debt collection

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.

Fraud, asset tracing, freezing, recovery and enforcement

We're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.


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.

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.

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Winding up the Z III Trust

RE Z III Trust [2019] JRC 069 The Royal Court of Jersey has determined that the preferred course to follow when winding up an insolvent trust is for the existing trustee to apply a formal winding up procedure under the Court's supervision. Key features ...

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