Ben Havard

Ben Havard


  • I enjoy getting to the bottom of difficult commercial issues and looking beyond the legal analysis

"I enjoy getting to the bottom of difficult commercial issues and looking beyond the legal analysis to help clients find the best way forward for them."

Ben is a partner of Collas Crill's dispute resolution team with a practice focussed on contentious and semi-contentious trust work.

He regularly advises both trustees and beneficiaries on contentious and restructuring issues, and appears in the Royal Court in Guernsey on those matters.

Ben is an English solicitor, and joined Collas Crill in 2009, qualifying in Guernsey as an Advocate in 2015. He is a member of STEP, and several other peer nominated industry bodies. In 2018 Ben won his category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards.

From a former life Ben is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has an MSc in Human Resource Management.


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STEP Private Client Awards

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Case Update

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Deals & Cases

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Deals & Cases

Criminal fraud proceedings

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Deals & Cases

The Jack Walker Settlement

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