Donald  Millar

Donald Millar

Senior Associate

Guernsey

  • Donald Millar and Michael Morris are easy to do business with, pragmatic and commercial and I enjoy working with them.
    Legal 500 2019
  • Punctual, structured and clear in all communications and advice. A credit to Collas Crill
    Client feedback

Donald moved offshore to join the Collas Crill UK Real Estate team in August 2015, having trained and spent 10 years with Brodies LLP in Edinburgh, Scotland's largest law firm. He is a Senior Associate dual qualified to act in both Scotland and England & Wales.

"I am forward thinking, anticipating moves ahead taking into account my clients' endgame. My reputation is for getting deals pushed through quickly and efficiently."

He is an experienced lawyer who acts for secured lenders (especially large portfolios and cross border deals) including structured lending, development finance, peer to peer as well as being well versed in all aspects of commercial and residential property, particularly in relation to construction law, real estate investment, real estate finance, and retail, hotels & leisure.

Donald acts for a wide spectrum of clients including institutional lenders, family offices & international operators, as well as small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs. He has experience dealing with a wide spectrum of asset types including development, offices, care homes, in addition to hotels & and high end residential, and project manages cross-border cross-discipline transactions right through from start-up to completion.

My services
Commercial Real Estate
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At Collas Crill, our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. Our team is recognised and cited for its experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and its ability to deliver in a fast and efficient manner. Across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands we have been involved in many of the most significant commercial property transactions of the last decade. We handle all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold real estate, acting for both landlord and tenant, buyer and seller. We have the experience to guide you through every stage of a transaction with absolute confidence.

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Property
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At Collas Crill we take a hands-on approach, working in close collaboration with our clients, their advisers and other legal professionals to ensure every deal and transaction is managed to successful completion. Regardless of the prevailing economic and market conditions our goal is to minimise the risks and drive maximum value for our clients in every property transaction. Our property specialists have the local knowledge and expertise to not only offer top quality advice on all commercial and residential transactions, but to give meaningful opinions and anticipate challenges and opportunities at every stage of the process.

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Residential Property
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Property law can be a complex, daunting and emotional experience for many individual buyers and sellers. Feeling an emotional tie to your new or prospective property, your 'home', is inevitable. When buying or selling property you need a strong, dependable team that knows the market inside and out. We offer top quality advice and successfully anticipate the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to face. We believe that communication and responsiveness is the key to a stress-free experience which is why we're always on hand to listen, offer assistance and pick up the phone to keep you informed at every stage of a transaction.

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UK Real Estate & Real Estate Finance
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In 2010, Collas Crill became the first offshore law firm in the Channel Islands to establish a dedicated UK Real Estate Practice. We have since continued to lead the field, earning a Band 1 ranking from both Chambers UK and Legal 500. Chambers describes our UK Real Estate Practice as, providing “consistently excellent service, with sage and timely advice” and by clients as having “a pragmatic, client friendly approach, but with the expertise to deal with complex transactional work whether acting for a bank or a private client.”

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My news & deals
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Deal 10 Mar 2020

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Insight 19 Feb 2020

Update: Tate Modern view

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News 2 Jul 2019

New reform for leasehold properties

The UK Government has just published its much anticipated reform of the law relating to residential leasehold property. Whilst the proposals are not yet law, we can be...

Insight 20 May 2019

Overlooked by the Tate Modern

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