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Adrian joined Collas Crill in January 2021.

He attended Bradfield Comprehensive School in Sheffield and later graduated with a LLB (Hons) in Law from Manchester University.

Following qualification as a solicitor in 1987, Adrian spent ten years in Macclesfield as a partner at SAS Daniels, followed by a further three years as Head of the Family Law Department at Graysons in Sheffield.

Adrian qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2004. He was previously Head of the Family Law Department at Mourant, before setting up Browns in 2012.

Adrian is currently Chair of the Guernsey Family Bar Association. He is a trained collaborative lawyer, mediator, family arbitrator, a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and Resolution, and adjunct professor for the family law module of the Guernsey Bar examinations.

Away from work, Adrian is married to Jane, with a family of three children.

In his dreams, he came close to a career as a professional footballer and for a brief period in the 1980's he was the finest left back in his village. Adrian is Club President of Sylvans SC and is a keen mountain biker, offshore rower and Sheffield Wednesday fan. 

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News 4 Jan 2021

Collas Crill expands to family law

Collas Crill has extended its family law services in the Channel Islands as part of its private client offering with the appointment of new Guernsey-based partners Adrian...

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