Quentin is an associate in our Dispute Resolution department in Guernsey, having joined in the firm in February 2017.

He qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2010 having trained with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP and subsequently practiced at Brodies LLP in its Business Disputes and Asset Recovery Team.

"I take the time to listen to my client, to understand what they need from me. This allows me to get the job done right, the first time."

Quentin specialises in complex commercial litigation with a focus on financial services, insolvency, and regulatory disputes. He recently completed a secondment working in-house in the litigation team of a large global bank, where he dealt with a variety of commercial disputes.

He regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial disputes, including those involving contracts, debt recovery, insolvency and professional negligence.

Quentin is admitted as a Solicitor in Scotland (currently non-practising) and is also a Notary Public in Scotland. He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and INSOL International.

My services
Dispute Resolution
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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.

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Director & Shareholder Disputes
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Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.

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Contentious Risk & Regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As our Risk & Regulatory practice, our Dispute Resolution team frequently acts on contentious matters we are able to leverage that experience to help clients avoid common pitfalls and meet the highest regulatory standards.

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Enforcement Action & Sanction
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The regulatory environment both in local jurisdictions and internationally, is becoming increasingly complex at a time when regulatory agencies are becoming more zealous in their approach to enforcement and investigations. We guide clients through the impact of enforcement of investigatory actions by regulatory bodies by offering dedicated strategic advice on a broad range of issues including enforcement notices, governance matters, complaints, insider trading and dealing and market manipulation.

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Contentious Banking & Finance
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Our dispute resolution specialists work seamlessly with our corporate, banking and finance teams and regularly field advice across jurisdictions to advise on litigation, restructuring and risk and regulatory matters. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory changes. We regularly act both for and against banking entities.

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Insolvency & Restructuring
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For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, Collas Crill's insolvency and restructuring team work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. At whatever stage, our early involvement will assist in identifying on-going risks. looking for opportunities and managing deteriorating relationships with creditor, financiers, investors or other interested parties. The team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.

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Risk & Regulatory
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Collas Crill's multi-disciplinary approach to providing Risk & Regulatory services ensures that every aspect of our clients' businesses is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

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My news & deals
Insight 30 Nov 2019

Clarification on GFSC mandate

The Court of Appeal of Guernsey has recently provided clarification on the mandate of the island's financial regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC)...

Insight 13 Nov 2019

The Impact of T&C's

In a case that will be of particular interest to all manner of financial institutions, the English Commercial Court has upheld a bank's decision to exercise its right to...

Insight 9 Nov 2019

Bankruptcy prevented by High Court

In the recent High Court case of Digby-Rogers v Speechly Bircham LLP [2019] EWHC 1568 (Ch), a City law firm which was owed £167k was prevented in its attempt to make the...

Deal 30 Nov 2019

Royal Court consider equitable lien

Collas Crill LLP recently represented Joint Liquidators who applied to the Royal Court for directions in respect of a class of claims made in the liquidation of a company...

News 11 Nov 2019

Welcome changes to FATCA

Financial institutions with US clients will be interested to hear that the IRS has proposed changes to certain requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...

News 15 Nov 2019

Crime (Overseas Production Orders)

The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 (Act), which received Royal Assent on 12 February 2019, enables UK law enforcement authorities and prosecutors to apply to...