Donald  Millar

Donald Millar

Senior Associate

Guernsey

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. Donald is a senior associate dual qualified to act in both Scotland and England & Wales.

"My commerciality is borne from my experience working closely with my clients, who value the personal commitment to them. I'm aware of the issues that are key to my clients' requirements and have an intuitive understanding of risk. My ethos makes every transaction completely transparent ensuring that completions are delivered on target free of uncertainty & stress. I am forward thinking, anticipating moves ahead taking into account my clients' endgame. My reputation is for getting deals pushed"

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
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 not only offer top quality advice but also to 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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Commercial Real Estate
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Collas Crill's 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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UK Real Estate
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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
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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Insight 15 May 2019

Estate Agent's Commissions

WELLS V DEVANI Agents are often fundamental to a successful property transaction, especially when locating a buyer. Their fees can be structured in different ways, with the...

Insight 13 May 2019

Grounds for Possession of Commercia

S FRANSES LTD V THE CAVENDISH HOTEL (LONDON) LTD Certain business tenancies in England and Wales are afforded a protected status under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954...

Insight 8 May 2019

The Right to Quiet Enjoyment

FOULADI V DAROUT LIMITED AND OTHERS The recent High Court decision, in the case of Fouladi v Darout Limited , outlines the current legal position on landlord liability for...

Insight 1 May 2019

Changes for Landlords

The proposed Tenant Fees Bill 2017-2019 has recently passed its final hurdle and received royal assent - becoming the Tenant Fees Act 2019 - which will come into force  from...