Dionne is a highly skilled litigator with 20 years' experience offering an impressive range of private client expertise to the firm's UHNW client base.

With a particular focus on complex and cross border family matters, Dionne has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in high value divorce and financial remedy proceedings involving on and offshore assets; and sensitive child law matters including complex relocation cases and residency matters. Dionne regularly negotiates pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements on behalf of clients wishing to protect pre-marital assets, and provides insightful advice on the protection of family wealth.

Dionne has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving capacity issues and holds the court appointment 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. Dionne regularly deals with contentious probate matters, including cases involving the appointment of Tuteurs to deal with a minor's property.

Dionne also has significant experience in criminal litigation and has 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. 

Dionne also advises on civil disputes, including contractual disputes 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.

She is, and will remain until the beginning of 2019, the Acting Batonnier, who is responsible for running Jersey's legal aid scheme. Dionne has been a member of the Working Party tasked with progressing law reform initiatives in this area during her appointment. 

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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Wills & Estate Planning
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Wills & estate planning are essentially about the living. That may seem contradictory, but we believe that while dealing with the estates of the deceased, we are very much working with those left behind. We can help you organise and plan your affairs, and protect and preserve your own interests and those of your family, both now and in the future, by advising on inheritance issues, your wills and estate planning and offering guidance on the duties, rights and obligations of trustees, executors or beneficiaries.

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Guardianship, Delegates and Powers of Attorney
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Depending upon your jurisdiction, guardianship, delegates and powers of attorney are useful tools in helping a party to deal with the financial affairs of another, whether that is paying bills, managing bank accounts or otherwise. Whether you are choosing to give someone power to deal with your affairs, or you have a relative who can't deal with their own any longer, careful consideration needs to be given, and advice sought, to decide what route is most appropriate.

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Wills, Probate & Succession
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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 successor's lifestyles are maintained. Alternatively, there may be other ways that you wish to dispose of your estate, for charitable and philanthropic reasons or to look after those who are unable to care for themselves. Whatever you choose, it is important to seek the right advice to ensure your wishes are preserved. At Collas Crill we have experts in a number of jurisdictions to assist with wills, succession planning, inheritance matters and probate.

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Probate & Estate Administration
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When executors, family or friends of a deceased need to get access to assets held by their loved one, they may be asked to produce a document commonly referred to as a 'grant of probate'. This can be an unfamiliar and stressful process. At Collas Crill we have many years' experience in making these types of applications. We are able to assist in simply obtaining the grant of probate, can arrange release and payment of the Channel Island assets to the relevant person, or deal with the full administration of an estate depending on your requirements.

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My news & deals
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...

News 22 Jan 2018

Jersey FA Community Programme

Law firm Collas Crill has joined up with the Jersey Football Association to sponsor its youth community programme for the next three years. Aimed at those between the ages...

News 18 Jan 2018

Collas Crill moves to Gaspé House

Collas Crill's Jersey office has moved into Grade A office space, Gaspé House. The move, that happened shortly before Christmas, saw the international law firm move into...

News 6 Dec 2017

Gaspé House

In what has been a very exciting year for our firm and, following the expansion of our Jersey office we are excited to announce that we are moving to state of the art...