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Simon  Hurry

Simon Hurry  

Group Partner*

Jersey

  • He couples an understanding of the need for commerciality with sound legal advice
    Chambers Global
  • Sharp mind and excellent work ethic
    Chambers Global
  • Very competent and knowledgeable
    Chambers Europe
  • Junior Lawyer of the Year - 2015
    Jersey Law Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500

Simon is a Group Partner within the dispute resolution team in the firm's Jersey 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."

Since joining the firm in 2008, Simon has developed a practice focused on high value commercial litigation, asset tracing and cross-border insolvency in both a contentious and non-contentious context. He is able to draw on multi-jurisdictional litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience having worked in our Cayman Islands' office for three years.
 
Simon has extensive advocacy experience, appearing regularly before the courts of Jersey and the Cayman Islands. 

He is a keen public speaker and has a particular interest in directors' duties, shareholder disputes and cross-border insolvency. He is a member of the Legal & Regulatory Committee of the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES).

 

*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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. At whatever stage, our early involvement will assist in identifying on-going risks. looking for opportunities and managing deteriorating relationships with creditor, financiers, investors or other interested parties. The team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.

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My news and insights
Deal 3 Feb 2021

Elementary, my dear Watson

The Royal Court of Jersey has issued a landmark judgment in Kea Investments Limited v Watson [2021] JRC 009, determining that it is not possible to obtain execution measures...

News 26 Feb 2021

Simon Hurry & The Banker podcast

Simon Hurry, Group Partner within the dispute resolution team in the firm's Jersey office, recently joined The Banker and its editor James King to record an episode for...

News 25 Jan 2021

Worldwide enforcement effort

On 18 January 2021, the Royal Court of Jersey handed down a judgment which materially contributes to the use of court-appointed receiverships in the Island. In what is...

Insight 20 Jan 2021

Insolvency year in review 2020

Welcome to Collas Crill's insolvency year in review of 2020: a short reflection on some of Collas Crill's insolvency milestones across our jurisdictions. Although 2020 has...

Deal 6 Jan 2021

Chu v Lau

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the Privy Council) has recently had to consider when a company can and should be wound up on a just and equitable basis. In Chu...

Insight 8 Dec 2020

The insolvency landscape in Jersey

This article, written by Collas Crill partners Simon Hurry and Mike Williams, was originally published in' Jersey: First for Finance 2020-21'. To download this publication...