• Personable, concise, decisive, accurate, speedy responder
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  • Clients appreciate his strong communication skills, his diligence and his commercial acumen
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Paul is a partner in the Guernsey property team. He advises on all aspects of commercial and residential property including acquisition and disposal of real estate, advising on secured lending, commercial freehold and leasehold matters, planning matters, property disputes, inheritance advice and will drafting.

"I take a hands on and personal approach to my work - cutting through legal jargon to deliver the practical advice that clients need."

Paul regularly acts for both landlords and tenants on leasehold matters and high net worth individuals who move to the Island.

My services
Wills & Succession Planning

Wills, inheritance & estate planning are essentially about the living. That may seem contradictory, but we believe that while dealing with the estates of the deceased, we are very much working with those left behind. By leaving a will you leave your affairs in order therefore simplifying matters after you have gone and, for those of us who like to be in control, giving yourself the chance to have the final word! We can help you organise and plan your affairs, and protect and preserve your own interests and those of your family, both now and in the future, by advising on inheritance issues, your wills and estate planning and offering guidance on the duties, rights and obligations of trustees, executors or beneficiaries.

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Commercial Real Estate

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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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

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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My news & deals
News 8 Oct 2019

2020 budget report

Today the Policy & Resources Committee has published the 2020 Budget Report.The key elements from a property perspective are: Introduction of a tiered TRP approach...

News 6 Sep 2019

Planning a dispute?

Background Planning in Guernsey has long been an easy target for complaints, often providing a hot-topic of discussion for many would-be politicians. Currently overseen and...

News 2 Sep 2019

How to - Terres à L'Amende

An aspect of property law that is unique to Guernsey, Terre A L'Amende refers to an area of land which has been designated as 'Les Terres Mises à L'Amende' (literally...

News 23 Aug 2019

Challenging Planning Decisions

Where do third parties stand in Guernsey?  Currently there is no formal process of appeal for those aggrieved or third party applicants against a planning decision in...

News 16 Aug 2019

Guernsey Property Update - July

A few months have passed since our last report as we've been hard at work in the Guernsey property sphere, and it's fair to say that work is paying dividends as we reflect...

Deal 19 Jun 2019

Acquisition of Royal Bank Place

Collas Crill has assisted The Channel Islands Property Fund Limited (CIPF) with the acquisition of flagship building, Royal Bank Place, enhancing its Channel Islands...