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Simon  Hurry

Simon Hurry  

Group Partner* | Jersey

  • Simon provided excellent legal and strategic advice and felt like an extension of the team.
    Legal 500 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
  • 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
  • Very competent and knowledgeable
    Chambers Europe
  • Bright, engaged and thoughtful
    Legal 500
  • 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
  • Sharp mind and excellent work ethic
    Chambers Global
  • A young, dynamic lawyer who is going to go a long way, a true asset to the firm
    Chambers Europe
  • He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice
    Chambers Global

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, 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

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

Background

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.

Awards/Directories

Jersey Law Society - Junior Lawyer of the Year 2015 

Legal 500 "Next Generation Partner" 

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

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.

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.

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Guide 21 Apr 2020

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Event 20 Oct 2021

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...

Event 10 Feb 2021
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Directors’ duties in light of COVID

Partner in our Jersey Dispute Resolution team, Simon Hurry, will be speaking at the BPP 2021 Directors eCPD Seminar Series. The Series will provide essential updates for...

Event 2 Dec 2020
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Managing and resolving shareholder

Partner in our Jersey Dispute Resolution team, Simon Hurry, will be speaking at the BPP 2020 Non-Executive Director CPD Seminar Series. The 2020 Non-Executive Director CPD...

Event 17 Sep 2020
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INSOL Virtual 2020

As restructuring professionals are quickly adapting to meeting clients needs under new circumstances INSOL international has decided to present a virtual conference...

Event 1 Oct 2019
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Restructuring and Insolvency Conf.

Partners, Michael Adkins and Simon Hurry along with Senior Associate, James Tee, will be attending Pinsent Masons' 2019 Restructuring and Insolvency Conference. The...

Event 20 Jun 2019
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INSOL Channel Islands Conference

Partners, Michael Adkins, Simon Hurry and Associates, Quentin Bregg and Courtney Clelland, will be attending this year's INSOL Channel Islands Conference. This year’s INSOL...

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