In September 2021 Jessica began her training contract with the firm and is currently undertaking her final seat of four in the Dispute Resolution team. Jess has completed the first three seats of her training contract in the firm's UK Real Estate, Corporate, Finance and Funds and International Private Client and Trusts teams.
Prior to beginning her training contract Jessica was a paralegal with the firm for three years spending time working in both the local property and private client teams working on a range of matters including:
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 she 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.
When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.
Managing wealth, asset preservation, planning for succession and inheritance, and writing wills can be a complex and difficult experience. It's important to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your family and successors lifestyles are maintained. We have experts in a number of jurisdictions to assist with wills, succession planning, inheritance matters and probate.
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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...
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