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Thomas  Cutts-Watson

Thomas Cutts-Watson 

Senior Associate | Guernsey

Dispute Resolution

  • Extremely helpful and very practical, right from the off
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  • A real pleasure to deal with
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Tom is a Senior Associate in the Guernsey office's dispute resolution team. His practice encompasses a range of contentious and semi-contentious work, with a focus on trust and financial services disputes.

"I'm focused on delivering what our clients need promptly, pragmatically and as cost-effectively as possible."

In addition to advising trustees and beneficiaries, Tom regularly assists clients in respect of commercial disputes and professional negligence actions. He is also a part of the firm's multi-disciplinary employment team, providing clients with a full suite of employment legal services including representation in relation to employment claims and proceedings.

Tom has hands-on experience of the full range of resolution options available to clients, from early mediation to trial, and previously worked at a leading firm in Malta before joining Collas Crill's Guernsey office in 2013.

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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.

Employment, Pensions & Immigration

We understand that the effective and efficient management of employment matters is not only an important risk management tool, but can add value to your business in the long term. We also understand that today's employment environment is more litigious than ever and not all issues can be mitigated or resolved. The stakes are often the highest in these cases, which is why our approach is to resolve conflicts in the most practical and sensitive manner – and always with the client's needs at the forefront.

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In the Matter of the K Trust On 14th July 2015 the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down judgment in a case that will be of interest to all trust and fiduciary...

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Event 27 Jun 2019
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Wilberforce Guernsey Conference

Our Guernsey Dispute Resolution team will be attending this year's Wilberforce Guernsey Conference on Thursday 27th June. The members of Wilberforce are preparing to deliver...

Event 30 Nov 2016
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Next Wednesday Collas Crill will host its annual Moot final and prize giving with teams from Ladies' College and Elizabeth College. The annual Collas Crill Moot provides...

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