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Jessica Burgess

Jessica Burgess 

Paralegal | Guernsey



Jessica is a Paralegal currently in our International Private Client and Trusts team. Jessica first worked within the Property team at Collas Crill for two years assisting on all aspects of commercial and residential property matters.

"I strive to find simpler, faster and smarter ways to help my clients achieve their objectives, ensuring the job gets done reliably and in a timely manner."


Jessica has been a Paralegal with the firm for three years in total having experience in both property and private client matters including;

  • preparing and overseeing the execution of wills, guardianship and associated permission to sell applications;
  • providing advice to clients on complex estate planning matters and property transactions;
  • preparing applications to register Wills of Real Property, Administration Order’s and Grants of Representation to the Ecclesiastical Court of Guernsey; and
  • preparing further legal documentations such as Conveyances and associated Powers of Attorney


Jessica graduated from the University of Chester with a 2:1 bachelor of laws with honours and is currently enrolled on the Legal Practice Course with the University of Law, due to graduate in August 2021.

Prior to joining Collas Crill, Jessica worked for a local fiduciary company.  During her time there Jessica was heavily involved with FATCA/CRS reporting and GDPR work, understanding how these regimes impacted fiduciaries.  Jessica also completed the International Advanced Certificate in Anti Money Laundering and achieved a merit from the International Compliance Association.


Member of GILA (Guernsey International Legal Association) & YBG (Young Business Group) Guernsey.

My services
Private Client

As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.

Trusts & Fiduciary

We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

News 7 May 2021

GFSC consults on proposals

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News 22 Apr 2021

The Ecclesiastical Court

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Insight 18 Feb 2021

Wills in a COVID-19 world

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News 10 Dec 2020

Collas Crill's annual Moot

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News 22 Apr 2020

The Guernsey Property Team

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Insight 8 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Court Issues

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