Simon  Hurry

Simon Hurry  

Partner | Jersey

Insolvency and Corporate Disputes

  • Simon Hurry is fast emerging as a serious player in the market. He is extremely thorough and has an excellent court manner which commands the confidence of judges.
    Legal 500
  • He has made a material and substantive contribution to both his firm and the profession, particularly in the field of Dispute Resolution.
    Jersey Law Society
  • I have been very impressed with Partner Simon Hurry. He is extremely responsive, commercially sensible and a pleasure to work with generally. He will be my first port of call for any Jersey-related matters going forward.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Very competent and knowledgeable.
    Chambers Europe
  • I have been impressed with him; he is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and confident.
    Chambers and Partner 2022
  • Simon Hurry was great to work with. The matter we worked on together was extremely time sensitive as well as raising novel, cross-jurisdictional points of law. Simon was considered, detail-oriented, responsive and collaborative.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Simon performs very well. He is clear, calm and articulate.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • Simon is highly commercial and tenacious in equal measure. Fun to work with as well.
  • Bright, engaged and thoughtful.
    Legal 500
  • Sharp mind and excellent work ethic.
    Chambers Global
  • Simon is particularly skilled in condensing detailed and complex arguments into concise commentary.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice.
    Chambers Global
  • A young, dynamic lawyer who is going to go a long way, a true asset to the firm.
    Chambers Europe
  • Incredibly smart and so easy to deal with. Hugely knowledgeable about Jersey insolvency law.
  • Simon is my go-to Jersey litigation/insolvency lawyer; strategic, user friendly and very knowledgeable.
  • Simon Hurry is a standout partner – a class act.
  • Simon's an outstanding lawyer - he's brilliantly client-friendly with complete mastery of his field.
    Chambers UK 2024
  • Simon provided excellent legal and strategic advice and felt like an extension of the team.
    Legal 500 2022

Overview

Simon heads up the Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team in Jersey. Simon has more than 15 years of experience and specialises in high-value commercial and trust litigation (including 'trust busting'), enforcement and asset tracing and cross-border insolvency matters. He is a Jersey advocate and able to draw on multi-jurisdictional litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience, having spent a number of years in our Cayman Islands office. Simon leads our contentious insolvency and restructuring department.

"Even in the most complex matters my approach is to ensure that sight of the big picture is never lost. Every single step must be taken with the ultimate objective borne in mind. The world is moving at an increasing pace; this naturally demands a readily available and responsive lawyer who can make reasoned decisions quickly."

Experience

Simon has extensive experience in dispute resolution matters and has been involved in some of the Island's largest and most complex cases, most recently in the Privy Council in the Z Trusts saga. He regularly appears before the Jersey courts at all levels. Simon has refined his practice to focus on commercial and trust litigation, enforcement and asset recovery (including the obtaining of urgent injunctive relief and trust 'busting') and cross-border insolvency. He is regularly instructed to advise office holders, boards of companies, creditors and shareholders.

Simon's reputation as a leader in his respective fields continues to grow. He has been praised for his strong technical skills, attention to detail and for having a 'real world' approach to the law. He is regularly instructed by large onshore firms in complex cross-jurisdictional matters with a Jersey element and has a strong local network.

In 2024, Simon became the first lawyer and one of only four individuals in the Channel Islands to be recognised as an INSOL Fellow, having passed the Global Insolvency Practice Course.

Background

  • 2009: Barrister - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • 2014: Jersey Advocate
  • 2015: Attorney - Cayman Islands (non-practising)

Awards/Directories

  • Jersey Law Society - Junior Lawyer of the Year 2015
  • Legal 500 'Next Generation Partner'
  • Band 3 in Chambers and Partners UK 2024

Memberships

  • Legal and Regulatory committee member of ARIES (Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts)
  • Channel Islands & Isle of Man committee member of Thought Leaders 4 FIRE (Fraud, Insolvency, Recovery and Enforcement)
  • INSOL International
  • Law Society of Jersey
  • Jersey International Legal Association
  • Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of INSOL

 

Business Assistant
Antony Mwanzia  
My services
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.

Debt collection
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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.

Corporate disputes
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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.

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.

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.

25 Mar 2024

Collas Crill contributes to IBA's Cross-Border Enforcement of Judgments Against States

Collas Crill lawyers have contributed to the Guernsey and the Jersey chapters of the ground-breaking global guide on Cross-Border Enforcement of Judgments Against States published by the International Bar Association Litigation Committee. Christian ...

20 Mar 2024

Simon Hurry recognised as an INSOL Fellow

Partner Simon Hurry has become the first lawyer and one of only four individuals in the Channel Islands to become formally recognised as an INSOL Fellow, having passed the association's renowned Global Insolvency Practice Course (GIPC).  INSOL (Inte...

4 Jul 2023

Limitless: Hunt v Ubhi

The English Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) has recently issued a judgment which will be of particular interest to liquidators and those that they pursue in the case of Hunt v Ravneet Ubhi [2023] EWCA Civ 417. Background The case concerns a credito...

15 Mar 2023

Directors' duties in insolvency

In this article we explore the UK Supreme Court's ("the Supreme Court") decision in BTI v Sequana[1] and what this means for directors in Jersey - particularly when dealing with a company which is facing the onset of insolvency. Jersey is a customary la...

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...

18 Jan 2023

Double-edged sword

On 13 October 2022, the UK Privy Council handed down one of the most significant decisions of the past decade for the trusts industry in common-law jurisdictions in relation to Halabi (Appellant) v Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd (Respondent) in re the ZII Tru...

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