Simon Hurry was great to work with. The matter we worked on together was extremely time sensitive as well as raising novel, cross-jurisdictional points of law. Simon was considered, detail-oriented, responsive and collaborative.
He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice
Sharp mind and excellent work ethic
Simon performs very well. He is clear, calm and articulate.
Bright, engaged and thoughtful
Simon provided excellent legal and strategic advice and felt like an extension of the team.
He has made a material and substantive contribution to both his firm and the profession, particularly in the field of Dispute Resolution
Very competent and knowledgeable
Simon Hurry is fast emerging as a serious player in the market. He is extremely thorough and has an excellent court manner which commands the confidence of judges.
Simon is particularly skilled in condensing detailed and complex arguments into concise commentary.
I have been very impressed with Partner Simon Hurry. He is extremely responsive, commercially sensible and a pleasure to work with generally. He will be my first port of call for any Jersey-related matters going forward.
A young, dynamic lawyer who is going to go a long way, a true asset to the firm
I have been impressed with him; he is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and confident.
Simon is a Partner in our dispute resolution practice in Jersey and leads our contentious insolvency and restructuring department. Simon is a Jersey advocate and specialises in high value commercial and trust litigation (including 'trust busting'), enforcement and asset tracing and cross-border insolvency matters. He is able to draw on multi-jurisdictional litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience having spent a number of years in our Cayman Islands office.
Simon has extensive experience in dispute resolution matters and has been involved in some of the Island's largest and most complex cases, most recently in the Privy Council in the Z Trusts saga. He regularly appears before the Jersey courts at all levels. Simon has refined his practice to focus on commercial and trust litigation, enforcement and asset recovery (including the obtaining of urgent injunctive relief and trust 'busting') and cross-border insolvency. He is regularly instructed to advise office holders, boards of companies, creditors and shareholders.
Simon's reputation as a leader in his respective fields continues to grow. He has been praised for his strong technical skills, attention to detail and for having a 'real world' approach to the law. He is regularly instructed by large onshore firms in complex cross-jurisdictional matters with a Jersey element and has a strong local network.
In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As Risk and Regulatory experts, our Dispute Resolution team frequently act on contentious matters, able to leverage their experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls. To find out more click here.
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.
Knowing what to do and when to act when things go wrong is a key part of our service to our clients on both lender and borrower side. Our clients include banks, funds, directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners. We undertake security reviews and advise on pre-emptive measures. We appreciate the need to act promptly and decisively, and at the same time are sensitive to potential negative publicity for our clients.
Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.
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.
At Collas Crill, we're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in the Channel Islands in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.
For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, Collas Crill’s insolvency and restructuring team work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations.
Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.
Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the United States, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe; the United States and Russia.
At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and to effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.
Directors' duties in insolvency
In this article we explore the UK Supreme Court's ("the Supreme Court") decision in BTI v Sequana and what this means for directors in Jersey - particularly when dealing...
Lynne Calder, Of Counsel in the Jersey Dispute Resolution team, was appointed by the Royal Court of Jersey as Amicus Curiae in a case involving an application for the...
On 13 October 2022, the UK Privy Council handed down one of the most significant decisions of the past decade for the trusts industry in common-law jurisdictions in relation...
Collas Crill has been ranked in the upper echelons of the 2022 Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 100, an annual guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border...
Collas Crill: Chambers 2022 UK
Collas Crill has maintained its strong position in the Chambers & Partners United Kingdom 2022 directory, upholding its rankings across all practice areas, with the...
Collas Crill acts in landmark case
Collas Crill recently acted for the successful lead appellant before the Privy Council in Halabi (Appellant) v Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd (Respondent) in re the ZII Trusts...
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We are delighted that Partner Simon Hurry from our Jersey Dispute Resolution team has been invited to speak at the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Summer School conference. The event...
We are delighted to be a gold sponsor of the INSOL International's Channel Island Seminar, which is taking place in Jersey on 20 June. Partner Simon Hurry is on the...
TL4 FIRE Starters Global Summit
'The Next Gen of Asset Recovery are headed to Dublin' We are delighted that a number of Collas Crill Partners and Associates from multiple will be in attendance at this...
On 13 October 2022 the Privy Council handed down their long awaited judgment in the two cases of Equity Trust (Jersey) v Halabi and ITG Ltd and others v Fort Trustees Ltd...
Group Partner Simon Hurry will be speaking at the ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Jersey conference. The event is focusing on 'dealing with a world in crisis, lessons...
INSOL Channel Islands Seminar 2022
Group Partner Simon Hurry will be speaking at the INSOL Channel Islands Seminar 2022 on 7 September. He will be a panelist in the session entitled "let battle commence" and...
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