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Karen Benest

Karen Benest 

Licensed Paralegal | Jersey

Risk, Regulatory and Advisory


Karen is a Licensed Paralegal within the Dispute Resolution department at Collas Crill and has been with the firm for over 30 years.

Karen provides support for the Dispute Resolution Department as well as supporting Senior Partner Nuno Santos-Costa in his role.

One of the more notable cases she has worked on was Alhamrani et ors -v- Alhamrani et ors where she was organising up to 14 local and UK Counsel together with the management of hundreds of files each day during the 9 months it was in Court.  She is assisting with Crociani et ors -v- Crociani et ors which was tried in the Royal Court over a period of ten weeks at first instance and went to Appeal in 2018.

Her duties include, amongst other things, taking instructions from and advising clients, preparing documents, filing pleadings and bundles with the court as well as organising and maintaining court files and diaries.  Karen has frequent contact with clients, lawyers, witnesses, experts and court personnel.

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Dispute Resolution

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