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Lynne Calder

Lynne Calder 

Of Counsel | Jersey

Dispute Resolution

  • Always on top of the detail and a real understanding of the client’s needs.
  • A most able and conscientious yet pragmatic lawyer.
    Client feedback
  • Lynne Calder continues to impress, she is smart, tenacious and a great strategist. She manages difficult technical cases with ease, her drafting is impeccable. She really is a great asset to have on your side in a dispute.
    Legal 200 (UK) 2023
  • Rising Star.
    Legal 500
  • Lynne Calder is an extremely bright lawyer who swiftly gets to the core of a dispute and unfailingly manages to produce high quality work. Her client facing skills are first class.
    Legal 500
  • Lynne Calder is particularly personable and works very hard for her clients. I find working with her a joy as she instructs clearly and well, and ensures everyone is kept informed at all times.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2024
  • Working with Lynne (as an expert) is a joy as she instructs clearly and well, and ensures everyone is kept informed at all times.
  • Lynne Calder is astute and easily gets to the nub of a matter. She is very good with clients, gives sound advice and has a tremendous ability to produce high-quality work.
    Legal 500 2022


Lynne joined the firm in September 2016 and is part of the Dispute Resolution team, offering specialised private client services.

She undertakes a wide range of civil and commercial and regulatory matters with particular emphasis on construction disputes, contentious trusts, banking litigation, property and professional negligence claims.



Lynne has significant experience representing high-profile clients in a range of contractual and commercial disputes, the team being the favoured advisor for many of Jersey's high net worth individuals and families on their private, property, trust and family disputes.


Lynne was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court on 4 March 2021 and admitted to the Jersey Bar. Lynne was also presented with the Law of Contract award and the Testate and Intestate Succession award in recognition for achieving the highest mark in the 2019 and 2020 examinations respectively, both examinations taken as part of her studies to qualify as a Jersey Advocate.

She qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 2002, having obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Glasgow and my Diploma in Legal Practice. Prior to joining Collas Crill, Lynne worked for leading UK law firms in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland.

Lynne was promoted to Of Counsel in 2022.


Lynne was listed as a 'recommended lawyer' in the Legal 500, 2017 UK edition and recognised as a 'rising star' in both the Legal 500, 2021, 2022 and 2023 UK editions.

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Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. We are recognised and cited for our experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and ability to deliver in a fast and efficient manner. Across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands we have been involved in many of the most significant commercial property transactions of the last decade. We handle all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold real estate, acting for both landlord and tenant, buyer and seller. We have the experience to guide you through every stage of a transaction with absolute confidence.

Contentious Trusts

We represent trust corporations, high net worth individuals, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. We work as a global team and, given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the world.

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.

Insolvency and Restructuring

For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, we work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. 

Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. 

Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the US, the UK and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe and the US.

At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

Private Client

As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.

Deal 6 Mar 2023

Just and equitable winding up

Lynne Calder, Of Counsel in the Jersey Dispute Resolution team, was appointed by the Royal Court of Jersey as Amicus Curiae in a case involving an application for the...

Life & Careers 29 Sep 2022

Collas Crill UK Legal 500 2023

Collas Crill has maintained its strong position in the Legal 500 United Kingdom directory this year, upholding its rankings across all practice areas. Described as one of...

Life & Careers 17 May 2022

Rising Stars awards shortlist

Associate Bradley Gibb has been shortlisted in this year's Jersey Finance Rising Stars Awards in the law category. Aimed to inspire the next generation of finance...

News 5 Jan 2022

Collas Crill announces promotions

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions within its legal and business services teams.Jersey-based Fiona Wilson and Guernsey-based Gareth Morgan have both been promoted...

Life & Careers 6 Oct 2021

Top marks again for Lynne Calder

Senior Associate Lynne Calder has been recognised for achieving the highest mark in the Jersey Testate and Intestate Succession examination, taken in 2020 as part of her...

Insight 24 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Jersey Construction Work

The COVID-19 (Construction Work) (Jersey) Order 2020 (Construction Order) was enacted on 22 April 2020 and applies from 23 April 2020 onwards. The Construction Order will...

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