Lynne Calder

Lynne Calder 

Partner | Jersey

Financial Services and Regulatory

  • Leaves no stone unturned.
  • Lynne Calder is an extremely bright lawyer who swiftly gets to the core of a dispute and unfailingly manages to produce high quality work. Her client facing skills are first class.
    Legal 500
  • Rising Star.
    Legal 500
  • Lynne Calder continues to impress, she is smart, tenacious and a great strategist. She manages difficult technical cases with ease, her drafting is impeccable. She really is a great asset to have on your side in a dispute.
    Legal 200 (UK) 2023
  • Always on top of the detail and a real understanding of the client’s needs.
  • Another talented product of the Collas Crill production line.
  • Well prepared and knows the case and the law inside out, a formidable lawyer who has a great manner and is great to work with.
  • A most able and conscientious yet pragmatic lawyer.
    Client feedback
  • Lynne is particularly personable and works very hard for her clients. I find working with her a joy as she instructs clearly and well, and ensures everyone is kept informed at all times.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2024
  • Very knowledgeable and a delight to work with.
  • Lynne Calder is astute and easily gets to the nub of a matter. She is very good with clients, gives sound advice and has a tremendous ability to produce high-quality work.
    Legal 500 2022

Overview

Lynne is a Jersey Advocate and a Partner in the Financial Services and Regulatory team, based in Jersey. She undertakes a wide range of civil, commercial and regulatory matters.

Experience

Lynne is an experienced litigator with significant experience across a broad range of commercial litigation matters, with particular emphasis on contentious trust matters, corporate disputes, insolvency, construction disputes, property litigation and professional negligence claims.

She regularly advises high-profile local and international clients in high value and complex actions in multiple jurisdictions, the team also being the favoured advisor for many of Jersey's high net worth individuals and families on their private, property, trust and family disputes.

In addition, Lynne's practice spans contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters advising on compliance with the regulatory laws, anti-money laundering regime, sanctions, enforcement, information requests and data protection. Lynne is a member of the International Fraud Group, a global network of highly skilled international lawyers specialising in tracing, freezing, seizing and recovering stolen assets.

Background

Lynne was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court on 4 March 2021 and admitted to the Jersey Bar. Lynne was promoted to Partner in 2024.

Lynne joined the firm in September 2016. She qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 2002, having obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Glasgow and Diploma in Legal Practice. Prior to joining Collas Crill, Lynne worked for leading UK law firms in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Awards

  • 2023 Legal 500 – Rising Star – Jersey
  • 2022 Legal 500 – Rising Star - Jersey
  • 2021 Legal 500 – Rising Star - Jersey
  • 2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer – Jersey
  • The Law of Contract award in recognition for achieving the highest mark in the 2019 examination as part of her studies to qualify as a Jersey Advocate
  • The Testate and Intestate Succession award in recognition for achieving the highest mark in the 2020 examination as part of her studies to qualify as a Jersey Advocate.

Memberships

  • The International Fraud Group
  • The Jersey Law Society
  • The Law Society of Scotland





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Liz Putt  
My services
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.

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.

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.

Real estate disputes
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Our experienced team represent clients in a range of private, contractual and commercial real estate disputes. 

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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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Specific regulatory compliance
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Regulation proliferates in all aspects of corporate life these days. We have proven subject matter expertise in specific regulatory fields.

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Fraud, asset tracing, freezing, recovery and enforcement
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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.

Sanctions
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We provide contentious and non-contentious advice and support, primarily for local financial services businesses, in complying with sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations. Our work ranges from initial strategic advice, liaison with stakeholders including regulators, clients and investigations and prosecution authorities – to litigation, where required.

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...

6 Mar 2023

Just and equitable winding up

Lynne Calder, Of Counsel in the Jersey Dispute Resolution team, was appointed by the Royal Court of Jersey as Amicus Curiae in a case involving an application for the winding up of a company on the "just and equitable" basis under Article 155 of the Comp...

29 Sep 2022

Collas Crill UK Legal 500 2023

Collas Crill has maintained its strong position in the Legal 500 United Kingdom directory this year, upholding its rankings across all practice areas. Described as one of the 'offshore Magic Circle', the firm is Tier 1 or 2 in all but two practice areas...

17 May 2022

Rising Stars awards shortlist

Associate Bradley Gibb has been shortlisted in this year's Jersey Finance Rising Stars Awards in the law category. Aimed to inspire the next generation of finance professionals, the Rising Stars Awards recognise and reward the young talent within Jersey...

5 Jan 2022

Collas Crill announces promotions

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions within its legal and business services teams.Jersey-based Fiona Wilson and Guernsey-based Gareth Morgan have both been promoted to Group Partner.Fiona joined Collas Crill in 2016 and is part of the firm's cros...

6 Oct 2021

Top marks again for Lynne Calder

Senior Associate Lynne Calder has been recognised for achieving the highest mark in the Jersey Testate and Intestate Succession examination, taken in 2020 as part of her studies to qualify as a Jersey Advocate. At the Law Society annual dinner held on 1...

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