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Jessica Burgess

Jessica Burgess 

Trainee Solicitor | Guernsey

Corporate, Finance & Funds



Jessica is a Trainee Solicitor, currently undertaking her first seat of four in the firm's UK Real Estate team.  Prior to this Jessica was a Paralegal for three years, one of which she spent in the International Private Client and Trusts team and two years in the Property team 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 has recently completed the LPC Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice with the University of Law, achieving a Commendation level grade.

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
Corporate Advisory

With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Our clients appreciate our pro-active attitude to providing sensible user-friendly advice, our accuracy and honesty in our approach to pricing matters, and our senior level involvement in all matters to ensure smooth progress and client satisfaction. In an increasingly complex, competitive and more tightly regulated market, we'll make sure your business or commercial venture reaches its full potential.

News 1 Apr 2022

LPAs come into force in Guernsey

On 30 March 2022, the States of Deliberation approved the introduction of the Capacity (Lasting Powers of Attorney) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2022, meaning that...

News 2 Feb 2022

Lasting Powers of Attorney

For many years, individuals have wanted to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney ('LPAs') in Guernsey so that their health and financial affairs can be dealt with by...

News 1 Oct 2021

Collas Crill Moot 2021 is launched

Sixth form students from Guernsey are being invited to take part the 14th annual Collas Crill Moot. The Moot provides students from Grammar School, Blanchelande College...

News 27 Aug 2021

Commitment to home-grown talent

Collas Crill underlines its commitment to career development within the firm, as it announces its newly qualified lawyers and next cohort of trainees in the Channel...

News 7 May 2021

GFSC consults on proposals

On 21 April the Guernsey Financial Services Commission issued three consultation papers ("Papers") as part of the implementation of the Revision of Laws Project. The first...

Insight 22 Apr 2021

The Ecclesiastical Court

In our update of June 2020, we confirmed that in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the States of Deliberation had approved the then Policy & Resources Committee's proposal to...

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Guide 16 Sep 2021

Collas Crill explains... Acquiring rights over a neighbour's lands

This is part of a series of guides in which we examine areas of law that frequently arise in practice. Further guides will be released weekly; click here to subscribe to...

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