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  • Ben Havard exudes confidence and will be a future superstar.
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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.

"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 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.

My services
Contentious Trusts

We represent trust corporations, HNWIs, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the globe.

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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.

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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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My news and insights
Insight 19 Jun 2020

Trustees' disclosure obligations

All trustees will have had some experience of dealing with requests for trust information from beneficiaries. While more often than not these will be routine in nature, they...

News 13 Sep 2019

Private Client Global Elite

Five private client specialists from Collas Crill have been included in the Private Client Global Elite Directory 2019. Compiled by Legal Week and The American Lawyer, the...

News 17 Jul 2019

Guernsey's new discrimination law

The States of Guernsey has unveiled details of its proposals to introduce multi-ground discrimination legislation. It launched a consultation on 9 July 2019 seeking feedback...

News 24 Jun 2019

STEP Private Client Awards

Collas Crill has been shortlisted for Contentious Trusts & Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm) at the 2019/20 STEP Private Client Awards. The STEP Private Client...

Insight 29 May 2019

Case Update

A recent Royal Court decision has considered when beneficiaries of a discretionary trust are able to require the trustee to terminate the trust and distribute the trust...

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