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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 in the dispute resolution team. He has broad general experience of commercial dispute resolution matters, with a focus on contentious and semi-contentious Trust and contentious regulatory work.

He also advises local banks, trust companies and financial services businesses in relation to commercial disputes, including money laundering, freezing and disclosure. He has advised on large scale projects with an employment law element.


Ben joined Collas Crill in 2009, and spent time on secondment to Olswang LLP in 2010. He was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales, with higher rights of audience in 2011, and called to the Guernsey Bar as an Advocate in 2015. He is a member of STEP and the Chancery Bar Association of England and Wales.


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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Dispute resolution promotions

Collas Crill has announced several promotions across its global dispute resolution teams; Ben Havard in Guernsey and Simon Hurry in Jersey have been p...


Senior DR Guernsey promotion

Collas Crill has promoted Ben Havard to the position of partner within its dispute resolution team in Guernsey. The promotion boosts the Guernsey tea...


A Raft of Award Wins

Collas Crill is celebrating awards success after several of the firm’s lawyers won honours, at both an international and local level, in addition to r...


Investec v Glenalla

The Judicial Board of the Privy Council released its important judgment in Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd & Anr. v Glenalla Properties Ltd. & O...

Deals & Cases

In the Matter of Re: S

Collas Crill acted as the representative party for minor / unborn beneficiaries in an opposed application by the trustees for the Court's blessing of ...

Deals & Cases

Criminal fraud proceedings

In the criminal case of Nicola Gavey who was convicted of fraud in the Royal Court of Guernsey on 8 April 2015, the bank took steps to recover the pro...

Deals & Cases

The Jack Walker Settlement

Collas Crill was the lead firm in massive proceedings defending negligence claims against the former trustees of a Jersey settlement. The case is prob...