Gio Pollano

Gio Pollano 

Consultant and Notary Public | Jersey

Real Estate

  • He is very strong technically, very experienced and very good.
    Chamber and Partners 2020

Gio is a Consultant to the firm in the areas of commercial and residential property law, wills and succession. As a Notary Public, he also provides notarial services.

Gio qualified as a Solicitor of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1990 (now non-practising) and as a Notary Public in 2001. He was previously employed at Mourant for more than 40 years, latterly as Counsel, working mainly in commercial property law. He retired at the end of 2020 and established a legal consultancy.

Gio served for many years as a member of the Board of Examiners which deals with the qualification and admission to practice of Jersey advocates and solicitors.

My services
Jersey real estate
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Our Jersey real estate specialists have the local knowledge and expertise to provide top quality advice on all commercial and residential transactions, as well as give meaningful opinions and anticipate challenges and opportunities, at every stage of the process.

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Wills and estates
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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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Probate and estate administration
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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.

Commercial real estate
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Our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. We are recognised and cited for our experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and ability to deliver in a fast and efficient manner. Across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands we have been involved in many of the most significant commercial property transactions of the last decade. We handle all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold real estate, acting for both landlord and tenant, buyer and seller. We have the experience to guide you through every stage of a transaction with absolute confidence.

Leisure and retail
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We have acted for numerous business owners, developers and investors in the leisure and retail market, including freehold acquisitions and disposals, financing and leasehold and commercial aspects. We regularly act for many funds, hoteliers, and retail landlords and tenants, including many nationally and internationally recognised businesses.

Residential real estate
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Property law can be a complex, daunting and emotional experience for many individual buyers and sellers. Feeling an emotional tie to your new or prospective property, your 'home', is inevitable. When buying or selling property you need a strong, dependable team that knows the market inside and out. We offer top quality advice and successfully anticipate the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to face. We believe that communication and responsiveness is the key to a stress-free experience which is why we're always on hand to listen, offer assistance and pick up the phone to keep you informed at every stage of a transaction.

Construction and development
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We act for a number of well-known and well-respected local development companies and can assist with all aspects of a development project, including site acquisition, finance, planning and constructions advice, though to estate schedule drafting and eventual sales. Our team also regularly advises on construction law documents and contracts.