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Employment, Pensions & Immigration

Employment issues are often sensitive, complex and unique to a given situation.  This means that more than ever it's important for employers, directors and senior executives to be equipped to overcome any potential pitfalls and understand the implications of their actions.

From recruitment and retention of key people, resolving disputes and potentially litigious issues, or driving change through training and workshops, employment matters are at the core of every business.

At Collas Crill we understand that the effective and efficient management of employment matters is not only an important risk management tool, but can add value to your business in the long term. We also understand that today's employment environment is more litigious than ever and not all issues can be mitigated or resolved. The stakes are often the highest in these cases, which is why our approach is to resolve conflicts in the most practical and sensitive manner – and always with the client's needs at the forefront.

Whether our clients are businesses looking for strategic employment advice or directors and key executives seeking advice on more individual issues, we have significant experience in all forms of contentious and non-contentious/advisory employment work.

We have a strong team of lawyers supported by a strong litigation practice working alongside our trusts, funds and corporate practices to support employment issues arising from regulatory investigations, trust company mergers and corporate activity.

Employment, Pensions & Immigration services

We can assist you or your company with all forms of certificates and permits and out of scope applications, specifically: Short, medium and Long term Employment Permits Out of scope applications Permanent Residence Certificate Residence Permits


Whether you are needing a tier 2 company sponsored visa or are looking to start your business in Guernsey with an entrepreneurial visa, we can assist with the following: Indefinite leave to remain Tier 2 Visa Entrepreneur Visa British Citizenship


We advise internationally based companies and trustees on the establishment and operation of employee incentive schemes, addressing issues such as the funding and structuring of awards as between sponsoring employer and trustee, treatment of dividend entitlements for share awards and the formulation of the beneficial class of EBTs having regard to international legal and taxation requirements.

Insight 21 Apr 2020

Employers in Crisis

This guidance is current up to 16 April 2020. As an employer, your employees are one of your key assets but in the current circumstances, with revenues dropping or...

Insight 20 Mar 2020

First Aid Guide for Directors

We are facing an unprecedented period of adversity. The offshore financial services industry and the local communities that we serve, like the rest of the world, are not...

News 10 Mar 2020

new associate for BVI office

Collas Crill's BVI office has welcomed Dave Marshall as an Associate to its Dispute Resolution team. Since he was called to the Barbados Bar as an Attorney-At-Law in 2011...

Insight 3 Oct 2019

Terminating Contracts

de Sousa v Danny Yau Limited t/a Princess Garden [2019] JRC 169 In this briefing note we review the recent case of de Sousa v Danny Yau Limited t/a Princess Garden [2019]...

Deal 3 Oct 2019

Acquisition of Guernsey Press

Collas Crill has assisted Bailiwick Investments Limited and MXC Guernsey Limited with the recent acquisition of The Guernsey Press Company Limited, from Jersey company...

News 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...

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Guide 16 Aug 2017

Managing Attendance

Everyone has had that employee at some point who is repeatedly sick on a Monday…or a Friday. Or just happens to take very long lunches. Have a look at our guide for some...

Guide 16 Aug 2017

Handling Discipline

What do you do when an employee really oversteps the mark? Or is repeatedly insubordinate? Check out our handy guide to see what your options are.

Guide 16 Aug 2017

Difficult Conversations

Nobody likes to have the hard conversations. Explaining to someone that they are not meeting standards, or something as simple as they need to wear appropriate attire to...

Guide 26 May 2017

Employers: pensions and employee benefit schemes in Guernsey

Both employers and trustees have a duty to ensure that any pension or employee benefit scheme (set up by them for their employees or administered by them, as the case may...

Guide 22 May 2017

Guernsey's Population Management Regime

It's all change at the States of Guernsey with the Housing (Control of Occupation) (Guernsey) Law, 1994 being replaced by the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 and...


Tribunal Flow Chart

Received an ET2 and don’t know what to expect? This guide will set out the process from start to finish.

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