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Dionne  Gilbert

Dionne Gilbert  

Partner | Jersey

 

Dionne is a highly skilled litigator with over 20 years' experience, offering an impressive range of private client expertise to the firm's HNW client base. Her work focuses on:

  • complex and cross border family matters, advising and representing clients in high value divorce and financial remedy proceedings involving on and offshore assets; child law matters including complex relocation cases and residency matters;
  • negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements on behalf of clients wishing to protect pre-marital assets, and advising on the protection of family wealth;
  • civil disputes, including contractual disputes, professional negligence and personal injury as well as Landlord and Tenant issues. Dionne was involved in the leading case in Jersey on establishing the prescription period for Voisinage, a customary law doctrine;
  • contentious probate matters;
  • corporate disputes, including asset tracing and enforcement of foreign judgments;
  • criminal litigation, having appeared in a large number of high profile cases, including the first ever prosecution for money laundering in Jersey which went to the Privy Council for determination; 
  • cases involving capacity issues including court appointments of Case Delegate (acting to manage the financial affairs of an individual lacking capacity - broadly speaking, the Jersey equivalent to Guardianships) in two particularly complex cases and cases involving the appointment of Tuteur to deal with a minor's property.
My services
Family Law
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Our legal team has extensive expertise in all areas of family law and is known for providing a personalised, responsive service to clients.

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Private Client
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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.

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Trusts & Fiduciary
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We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

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Wills, Probate & Estate Planning
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Managing wealth, asset preservation, planning for succession and inheritance, and writing wills can be a complex and difficult experience. It's important to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your family and successors lifestyles are maintained. We have experts in a number of jurisdictions to assist with wills, succession planning, inheritance matters and probate.

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My news and insights
Insight 18 Feb 2021

Wills in a COVID-19 world

An increasing number of people have sought to make Wills during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given restrictions on social interaction and physical distancing, especially for those...

News 29 Jan 2021

Private Client Global Elite

Five private client specialists from Collas Crill have been included in the Private Client Global Elite Directory 2020/21. Compiled in conjunction with Legal Week, the...

News 4 Jan 2021

Collas Crill expands to family law

Collas Crill has extended its family law services in the Channel Islands as part of its private client offering with the appointment of new Guernsey-based partners Adrian...

News 21 Jun 2019

Leaders in WellBeing Award

Collas Crill's Jersey office has been shortlisted for the 'Giving Back Good Business' Award as part of the Leaders in WellBeing Summit & Awards 2019. The Leaders in...

News 4 Jun 2019

£4000 Raised for Jersey Charity

Collas Crill’s Jersey office has donated over £4,000 to local charity Silkworth following an 18-month charity partnership. Silkworth, which provides safe and caring...

News 29 Mar 2019

ICLG Private Client chapters

The Collas Crill Guernsey and Jersey based international private client and trust teams have collaborated with several major international law firms to produce the 2019...

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