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Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown  

Partner

Guernsey

 

Overview

Adrian is a Guernsey advocate who joined Collas Crill in January 2021 as partner in the International Private Client and Trusts team.

Adrian has over thirty years experience as a family law practitioner. He specialises in all areas of family law relating to divorce, children and finances.

"My aim is to provide practical cost effective advice in plain English."

Experience

Adrian attended Bradfield Comprehensive School in Sheffield and later graduated with an 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 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, member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and Resolution and adjunct professor for the Family Law module of the Guernsey Bar Examinations.

Background

Adrian is President of Sylvans Sports Club and is a keen mountain biker, offshore rower and Sheffield Wednesday fan.

Memberships

Resolution

The Family Law Bar Association

Member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

My services
Change of name
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Changing your name in Guernsey is relatively straightforward but usually requires a brief Court attendance. We can guide you smoothly through the process.

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Cohabitation
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There is no such thing as 'common law marriage', nor are there any specific rules relating to cohabitation. On separation, the issues can become complex requiring expert guidance.

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Divorce
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We provide practical advice in plain English on all aspects of divorce and separation. We will guide you through the legal process as quickly, painlessly and cost effectively as possible.

Divorce - the basics
Grounds for divorce
Same sex marriage and divorce 
Defended divorce
Flow chart of an undefended divorce
Alternatives to divorce
Ten practical tips for getting divorced
Common questions

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Family Law
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Our legal team has extensive expertise in all areas of family law and is known for providing a personalised, responsive service to clients.

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Finances
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Financial issues can be one of the more challenging aspects of divorce and separation. We provide robust, cost effective advice on the various options available to separating parties.

Options at a glance
Finances - the basics
Flow chart of a financial application
Different types of Court order
How the Court decides who gets what
Financial dispute resolution hearings
Alternatives to Court
Common questions

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Injunctions
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On the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, either party or children may need protection. The law aims to provide immediate protection for those who need it, and if you find yourself in this position then it is essential that you act quickly. We offer expert advice and guidance in this area.

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International
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In an ever-shrinking world, disputes involving international family law are becoming more and more common. We offer specialist legal advice in this area. 

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Judicial separation
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Judicial separations are unique to Guernsey and present a quick and cost effective way of securing an agreement in relation to children and finances. We will advise and guide you smoothly through the process.

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Prenuptial agreements
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While prenuptial agreements are not legally binding, they are becoming an increasingly common feature of modern-day marriage. We offer expert advice and guidance in this area.

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My news and insights
Guide 4 Feb 2021

Family Law - dictionary

AbductionThe wrongful removal of a child from the parent with care without their permission.  AdoptionAn application to Court for the official transfer of all parental...

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...

Guide 31 Dec 2020

Family Law - useful links

ADOPTION www.adoptionuk.org Provides support, friendship and information to adopters and prospective adopters. www.corambaaf.org.uk An independent membership organisation...

Guide 31 Dec 2020

Change of name

Changing your name in Guernsey is relatively straightforward. As an adult, you may change your name in whatever way you wish provided it is not done fraudulently, is for...

Guide 31 Dec 2020

International Family Law

In an ever shrinking world, disputes involving international family law are becoming more and more common. This can involve: Concerns about child abduction. International...

Guide 31 Dec 2020

Injunctions

On the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, either party or children may need protection. The law aims to provide immediate protection for those who need it and if you...

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