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Jack Crisp

Jack Crisp 

Associate | Guernsey

Dispute Resolution

  • Seriously impressive and a great credit to the firm."
    UK counsel
  • Jack's ethic, attitude, courtesy and commitment augur well for his future.
    Client feedback
  • It has been a lot less painful than we expected, and I put this down to the non-confrontational approach Jack suggested
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Jack is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department.

He is a general litigator, applying his varied experience to a broad range of work including: corporate and commercial disputes, construction litigation, contentious trust matters, and insolvency.

Jack is a modern litigator. His academic background in logic gives his legal writing a direct, no-nonsense style. However, he is approachable and friendly, and prides himself on being able to discuss his clients' issues without legal jargon.

Jack spent three months on secondment with Osborne Clarke in London, advising on acquisitions and venture capital, giving him an insight into disputes that arise around SMEs and growing businesses.

Jack is a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales and holds a Masters in Pure Mathematics, specialising in logic.

"I listen to my clients and aim to understand the personalities and motivations on all sides"


  • Advised the vendors of a Guernsey trustee in defending a breach of warranty claim worth in excess of £3.5 million in deferred consideration;
  • Acted for two beneficiaries of a trust in a dispute over how the trust should be divided during a significant family dispute;
  • Acted for investors in a successful attempt to exclude their sub-fund from the liquidation of a protected cell company, and extract it to a new vehicle;
  • Advised an Austrian client on enforcing a €4.5 million judgment against a Guernsey company; and
  • Advised the buyers of a local services business in an action against the sellers for breach of non-compete clauses.

My services
Dispute Resolution

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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