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Simon  Hurry

Simon Hurry  

Group Partner* | Jersey

  • A young, dynamic lawyer who is going to go a long way, a true asset to the firm
    Chambers Europe
  • Very competent and knowledgeable
    Chambers Europe
  • 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.
    Legal 500
  • Simon provided excellent legal and strategic advice and felt like an extension of the team.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Bright, engaged and thoughtful
    Legal 500
  • He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice
    Chambers Global
  • I have been impressed with him; he is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and confident.
    Chambers and Partner 2022
  • 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.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Sharp mind and excellent work ethic
    Chambers Global
  • He has made a material and substantive contribution to both his firm and the profession, particularly in the field of Dispute Resolution
    Jersey Law Society

Overview

Simon is a group 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.

"Even in the most complex matters my approach is to ensure that sight of the big picture is never lost. Every single step must be taken with the ultimate objective borne in mind. The world is moving at an increasing pace; this naturally demands a readily available and responsive lawyer who can make reasoned decisions quickly."

Experience

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.

Background

  • 2009: Barrister - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • 2014: Jersey Advocate
  • 2015: Attorney - Cayman Islands (non-practising)

Awards/Directories

  • Jersey Law Society - Junior Lawyer of the Year 2015 
  • Legal 500 'Next Generation Partner'
  • Up and Coming in Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Memberships

  • Legal and Regulatory committee member of ARIES (Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts)
  • Channel Islands & Isle of Man committee member of Thought Leaders 4 FIRE (Fraud, Insolvency, Recovery and Enforcement)
  • INSOL International
  • Law Society of Jersey
  • Jersey International Legal Association

*not a member of Collas Crill LLP in Jersey

My services
Contentious Risk & Regulatory
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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

Contentious Trusts
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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.

Debt Restructuring, Enforcement & Insolvency
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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.

Director & Shareholder Disputes
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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.

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.

Fraud, Asset Tracing & Freezing Injunctions
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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.

Insolvency & Restructuring
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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.

Insight 8 Jun 2022

Where there’s smoke there’s a fire(

David Harby, Simon Hurry, David O'Hanlon and Andrew Peedom discuss the difficulties of enforcing onshore judgments in offshore jurisdictions in an article published in the...

Insight 25 May 2022

'Of and incidental to' proceedings

A very brief costs overview A successful party to litigation will likely wish to try and recover its legal costs. The general rule is that legal costs follow the event...

Insight 23 May 2022

Insolvency in the Channel Islands

In the first of a three-part series on Jersey and Guernsey law in the New Law Journal, Group Partner Simon Hurry, along with Of Counsel James Tee and Senior Associate Karen...

News 29 Mar 2022

Dispute resolution team growth

Collas Crill has appointed Senior Associate Karen Stachura to join its dispute resolution team in Jersey. Karen has a broad practice in commercial litigation, insolvency...

Insight 16 Mar 2022

GRR's Restructuring Review

Collas Crill has provided the overview of the insolvency and restructuring sectors in Jersey and Guernsey for GRR's Europe, Middle East and Africa Restructuring Review...

Insight 22 Feb 2022

Insolvency year in review - 2021

Welcome to Collas Crill's insolvency year in review of 2021, where we reflect on insolvency developments from last year, both within our firm and across the industry in the...

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Guide 21 Apr 2020

Collas Crill guiding you through… Getting a foreign insolvency officeholder recognised in Jersey

Jersey is a popular international finance centre because it is well regulated, creditor friendly and has modern and flexible legislation. It is home to a large number of...

Guide 25 Mar 2020

Collas Crill guiding you through…Placing a Jersey company into UK administration

Jersey is a popular place to establish an asset holding company because the Companies Law is modern, flexible and modelled on English companies legislation.  Where a Jersey...

Guide 3 Jan 2020

Collas Crill guiding you through…Désastre proceedings for a Jersey company

Updated guide coming soon On 8 February 2022, the States Assembly of Jersey approved amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the Companies Law) which introduce a...

Guide 6 Dec 2019

Collas Crill guiding you through…Potential insolvency challenges under Jersey law

Jersey is a popular place to establish an asset holding company because the Companies Law  is modern, flexible and modelled on English companies...

Guide 7 Nov 2019

Collas Crill guiding you through...Winding up a Jersey company on just and equitable grounds

Updated guide coming soon On 8 February 2022, the States Assembly of Jersey approved amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the Companies Law) which introduce a...

Guide 8 Oct 2019

Collas Crill guiding you through...A creditors' winding up of a Jersey company

Updated guide coming soon On 8 February 2022, the States Assembly of Jersey approved amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (the Companies Law) which introduce a...

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Event 7 Sep 2022

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...

Event 7 Jul 2022

TL4 FIRE QC surgery

Group Partner Simon Hurry is a guest host and will be speaking at the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE QC Surgery on 7 July. This year's event will focus on insolvency and will be...

Event 21 Jun 2022
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Understanding your liabilities

Group Partner Simon Hurry is presenting on the topic of 'understanding your liabilities as a Jersey Director' in the 2022 Jersey Directors CPD Webinar Series. Organised by...

Event 7 Mar 2022
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Vital improvements to Jersey's inso

Simon Hurry will be joining the panel at a Grant Thornton and Collas Crill seminar to discuss the changes to Jersey's insolvency legislation. Simon will be joined by Alan...

Event 23 Feb 2022
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FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin

Group Partner Simon Hurry is speaking at the Thought Leaders4 FIRE Starters Global Summit in Dublin 23-25 February.  This event brings together the rising stars of asset...

Event 20 Oct 2021
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FIRE Starters in London

Group Partner Simon Hurry will be speaking at the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Starter conference in London. Collas Crill is a proud Community Sponsor of ThoughtLeaders4. The FIRE...

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