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Simon  Hurry

Simon Hurry  

Partner | Jersey

Dispute Resolution

  • Simon provided excellent legal and strategic advice and felt like an extension of the team.
    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
  • 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
  • He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice
    Chambers Global
  • Sharp mind and excellent work ethic
    Chambers Global
  • Simon is particularly skilled in condensing detailed and complex arguments into concise commentary.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • Simon performs very well. He is clear, calm and articulate.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • 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
  • Bright, engaged and thoughtful
    Legal 500
  • 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
  • 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.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023


Simon is a Partner in our dispute resolution practice in Jersey. Simon specialises in high value commercial and trust litigation (including 'trust busting'), enforcement and asset tracing and cross-border insolvency matters. He is a Jersey advocate and able to draw on multi-jurisdictional litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience, having spent a number of years in our Cayman Islands office. Simon leads our contentious insolvency and restructuring department.

"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."


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.


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


  • Jersey Law Society - Junior Lawyer of the Year 2015 
  • Legal 500 'Next Generation Partner'
  • Up and Coming in Chambers and Partners UK 2023


  • 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
  • Institute of Directors


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Antony Mwanzia  
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Contentious Risk & Regulatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deal 4 Jul 2023

Limitless: Hunt v Ubhi

The English Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) has recently issued a judgment which will be of particular interest to liquidators and those that they pursue in the case...

Insight 15 Mar 2023

Directors' duties in insolvency

In this article we explore the UK Supreme Court's ("the Supreme Court") decision in BTI v Sequana[1] and what this means for directors in Jersey - particularly when dealing...

Deal 6 Mar 2023

Just and equitable winding up

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...

News 18 Jan 2023

Double-edged sword

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...

News 13 Jan 2023

Collas Crill in GRR100

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...

News 20 Oct 2022

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...

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Event 27 Sep 2023
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Thought Leaders 4 FIRE CI & IOM: Gu

Join us as the inaugural Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Channel Islands & Isle of Man offshore event at the Duke of Richmond Hotel, Guernsey on the 27th and 28th September...

Event 23 Aug 2023
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TL4 FIRE Summer School

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...

Event 20 Jun 2023
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INSOL International Jersey

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...

Event 5 Jun 2023
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Insolvent Trusts: Where are we now?

'Insolvent' trusts: where are we now? 'Insolvent' trusts have enjoyed a considerable amount of air time recently, with a number of high-profile judgments leading to key...

Event 24 May 2023
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Fast cars, fake art and $300k fish

The world of collectibles is constantly changing with new weird and wonderful asset classes coming to the fore alongside traditional art and antiques. This brings new...

Event 22 Feb 2023
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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...

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