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David  O'Hanlon

David O'Hanlon

Partner

David is a partner in the Guernsey dispute resolution team at Collas Crill. He has a broad experience of commercial litigation and professional negligence matters, often with cross-border or jurisdictional issues.  His primary areas of focus are:

Trust Matters

David has acted for trustees, investment banks and beneficiaries in contentious or semi-contentious matters, such as defending trustees against claims for breach of trust, acting in relation to variations of trust and advising trustees and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights in respect of the trusts.  Recent public matters include: Walker et al –v- Egerton-Vernon et al in which David acted for one of the former trustees of a settlement established by the late entrepreneur Jack Walker in defending a claim in excess of £100 million (and settled on confidential terms).

Corporate Disputes

David advises directors, shareholders and corporate service providers on contentious corporate matters such as shareholder or board disputes, claims against directors and advice on issues such as potential conflicts of interest.  Recent work includes acting for the Independent Directors in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and ors –v- Conway Jr and ors in their successful defence of a claim for in excess of $1 billion brought by the liquidators of Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation).

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News

Directors’ Duties Conference

The lifecycle of a company, the role of its director and the importance of corporate governance are just some of the topics that will be explored at C...

Divine intervention? The case of the Clameur de Haro

With its roots in medieval times, the Clameur de Haro holds a special place in Guernsey lore (and law). Stories are often told of instances in which l...

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LRJ Services Ltd (in liquidation)

The High Court of England has produced a reminder to directors that it is not prepared to restrict itself to a directors' tenure when considering if a...

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Taxation can prove Taxing

"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it ha...

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Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited

In a case that has interesting parallels for Guernsey, the Supreme Court of England and Wales recently released a judgment in the matter of Burnden Ho...

Deals & Cases

Carlyle Capital judgement

10 years on from the onset of one of the worst financial crises since the 1930s, the Royal Court of Guernsey has handed down judgment in respect of on...

Deals & Cases

Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited

Acting in proceedings arising out of the collapse of the  (the "Company") investment fund in 2008 as a result of the financial turmoil affecting the w...

Deals & Cases

The Jack Walker Settlement

Collas Crill was the lead firm in massive proceedings defending negligence claims against the former trustees of a Jersey settlement. The case is prob...