David  Jeffery

David Jeffery

Senior Associate

Guernsey

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David is a senior associate with extensive experience of civil litigation with particular expertise in clinical negligence and personal injury matters, especially obstetrics/gynaecology, orthopaedic injuries, sports injuries, industrial disease, road traffic accidents and accidents at work.

"Friendly and easy to deal with."

He represents both plaintiffs and defendants and is currently dealing with several high value claims on behalf of the defendant insurer. David heads the team that promotes Collas Crill as the provider of legal services in Guernsey to some of the largest unions and legal expenses insurers in the UK and globally.

In recent years David has developed the firm's contentious probate service and regularly provides advice to clients looking to challenge the validity of a will and/or bring an application under The Inheritance (Guernsey) Law, 2011. David was the lead fee-earner in the first case to come before the Guernsey Courts involving an allegation of undue influence over a lifetime transfer [see Hitchins v Hill -2011].

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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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Insight 7 Jun 2019

Settling the 'score'

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal serves to provide employers with a useful reminder of the importance of the duties that they owe to their employees and the...

News 8 Apr 2019

Personal injury claim changes

In a recent meeting of the States of Guernsey, the assembly was asked to consider the content of a new Policy Letter regarding the method of payment of damages following...

Insight 12 Dec 2018

Patient-facing staff: Duty of care

Following the recent Supreme Court decision in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, this article examines the duty of care that is extended to...

Insight 6 Dec 2018

Keeping your Will up to date

Failure to keep your Will up-to-date could significantly increase the chances of your testamentary wishes being subject to legal challenge by disgruntled relatives upon your...

News 6 Apr 2018

Beryl St Clare Le Marquand

The Guernsey Royal Court has handed down what is considered to be the first recorded judgment in Guernsey relating to the registration of a photocopy rather than an original...

News 5 Apr 2018

Promises Promises

The case of Habberfield v Habberfield [2018] EWHC 317 Ch is another example of a growing trend of cases in which claimants (disappointed beneficiaries) are pursuing claims...