Fritha Ford

Fritha Ford 

Partner | Jersey

Private Client and Trusts

  • Fritha Ford provides excellent support to the team.
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Fritha is an experienced litigator who specialises in contentious and semi-contentious trust work and private client disputes.


Fritha is a Jersey Advocate specialising in trusts-related and private client disputes. Fritha has extensive experience of complex, high value, multijurisdictional trust disputes and has been involved in some of the largest and most advanced trust litigation to come before the Royal Court in Jersey.

In addition to hostile litigation matters, Fritha is regularly involved in applications concerning the blessing of momentous trustee decisions and applications to set aside trusts on grounds of mistake. Fritha is also frequently instructed to provide Jersey trust law advice in the context of high net worth divorces.


Fritha was sworn in as a Jersey Advocate in 2012, having first been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008.


  • 2018 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resolution) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
  • 2018 eprivateclient Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35
  • 2019 eprivateclient Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35
  • 2022 Euromoney Expert Guides - Rising Stars - Trust and Estates


  • The Jersey Law Society
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • An overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association of England and Wales

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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.

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.

Trust disputes

We represent beneficiaries, high-net-worth individuals, trustees, protectors and other power holders in a range of contentious and semi-contentious situations. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of the most complex, high-value private wealth litigation offshore. 

We often deal with novel points of law, creating new and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients.

Given the international nature of private wealth, with clients and their assets spread across the world, we work as a joined-up global team so that our clients can benefit from the knowledge and experience wherever they may need it.

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14 May 2024

Jersey court rescues a charitable trust mixed with private purpose (In Re Estate of Constantin Mattas)

LexisNexis has published an article by Fritha Ford and Bradley Gibb on the judgment by the Royal Court in Jersey in Representation of Equiom Trust (CI) Ltd re Estate of Constantin Mattas. Private Client analysis - article summary In an important judgment...

2 Jan 2024

Collas Crill announces promotions across its global practice groups

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions across its Channel Island and Caribbean offices. In the Channel Islands, Jersey-based Fritha Ford and Lynne Calder have been promoted to Group Partner and in Guernsey Amy Davies has been promoted to Senior Ass...

14 Feb 2023

Offshore Jersey trusts

This article first appeared on LexisPSL Private Client on 01.02.2023 Overview Private Client analysis: A trustee of a Jersey law trust sought a blessing of its decisions to challenge a joint tax liability imposed on it and a French-resident beneficiary b...

30 Jul 2021

Fritha Ford appointment

Collas Crill has appointed Fritha Ford as Of Counsel in Jersey. Fritha is an experienced litigator, specialising in contentious and semi-contentious trust work, often with a cross-border element. She joins the firm with more than a decade's experience...

15 Jul 2021

Matter of M Settlement

Case analysis by Group Partner Sam Williams, Of Counsel Fritha Ford and Associate Kirsten Bailey, published on LexisPSL on 8 July 2021 Private Client analysis: The trustee of the M Settlement, a Jersey law trust, applied to the court pursuant to Article ...

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Event 30 Mar 2022

Trusts in Litigation

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