Thomas  Cutts-Watson

Thomas Cutts-Watson 

Senior Associate | Guernsey

Private Client and Trusts

  • Extremely helpful and very practical, right from the off.
    Client feedback
  • A real pleasure to deal with.
    Client feedback


Tom is a Senior Associate in the Private Client and Trusts team and is based in Guernsey. His practice encompasses a range of contentious and semi-contentious work, with a focus on trust and financial services disputes.

"I'm focused on delivering what our clients need promptly, pragmatically and as cost-effectively as possible."


In addition to advising trustees and beneficiaries, Tom regularly assists clients in respect of commercial disputes and professional negligence actions. He is also a part of the firm's multi-disciplinary employment team, providing clients with a full suite of employment legal services including representation in relation to employment claims and proceedings.

Tom has hands-on experience of the full range of resolution options available to clients, from early mediation to trial, and previously worked at a leading firm in Malta before joining Collas Crill's Guernsey office in 2013.

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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.

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11 Sep 2023

UAE New Family Business Law

Family businesses hold a prominent and important role in the UAE economy and, prior to this year, have done so without a flexible and robust legal framework within which to govern them. That has now changed. As of this year, UAE Federal Decree Law No.37 ...

27 May 2022

Executor not arbiter

First published in ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client magazine, offshore edition, which can be downloaded in full here. This article examines the very recent decision handed down by the Bermuda Court of Appeal in the matter of Ingham & Anor v Wardmanet a...

15 Sep 2020

Nine Channel Island promotions

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions in the Channel Islands across its fee-earners and business services team. Sam Williams, Laura Perkins and Simon Heggs have been promoted to Partner, and Bonnie McPartland and Tom Cutts-Watson have been made S...

24 Feb 2020

Rusnano: An update

In December 2019 the Guernsey Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Molard International (PTC) Limited and Pullborough Int. Corp v Rusnano Capital AG (in liquidation), an appeal from a decision of the Royal Court in May of that year. Although hande...

17 Jul 2019

Guernsey's new discrimination law

The States of Guernsey has unveiled details of its proposals to introduce multi-ground discrimination legislation. It launched a consultation on 9 July 2019 seeking feedback from the public on its proposals. The consultation papers and detailed backgrou...

3 Apr 2019

Footballer's pension trust

The Royal Court has recently handed down judgment in one of the first local cases that addresses the interaction between family law and trusts law, an issue of considerable interest and importance to lawyers and trusts practitioners alike. In an anonymi...

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