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Fay O'Halloran

Fay O'Halloran 

Associate | BVI

Dispute Resolution



Fay is an Associate within the firm's Commercial Dispute Resolution Department, based in the British Virgin Islands. She is admitted to practise as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands and England & Wales.

Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2021, Fay benefited from training with a leading regional firm in England, where she gained a high level of experience and client exposure. Fay has experience of advising on a broad range of matters, including restructuring and insolvency, contentious trusts and probate, fraud and asset tracing, and shareholder disputes.

"I thoroughly enjoy problem solving and achieving the best possible outcome, regardless of the size or nature of the matter. I aim to always understand the genuine requirements and concerns of clients, to tailor my approach and understanding of their problems. I always work towards creating a strong relationship with clients, by providing personable, concise and bespoke advice."


After finishing university, Fay worked as a paralegal, before undertaking a training contract with a leading regional firm in England.

Upon qualification Fay was responsible for her own caseload, in addition to providing ongoing assistance and support to the Partners in the department, where she gained a wide experience of alternative dispute resolution.


Fay studied an undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield, where she achieved a first class Law LLB degree. Fay spent the third year of her undergraduate degree studying at Lund University in Sweden.

Fay then studied the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School, where she achieved a distinction and was awarded the Dean's Master's Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Fay is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2024 Caribbean guide.

Outside of work, Fay enjoys travelling and new experiences. Fay has an active lifestyle and enjoys hiking, yoga, cycling and the gym.


  • Law Society
  • Member of ConTrA (the Contentious Trusts Association)
  • Events Committee Member of RISA (the Recovery and Insolvency Specialist Association)
  • Board Member of WON (the Women's Offshore Network)
  • Member of the BVI Bar Association

Business Assistant and Office Manager
Margaret Sweeney  
My services
Contentious Trusts

We represent trust corporations, high net worth individuals, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. We work as a global team and, given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the world.

Contentious Wills, Estates and Probate

We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all types of will-related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Director and Shareholder Disputes

Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not black and white and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.

Dispute Resolution

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.

Fraud, Asset Tracing and Freezing Injunctions

At Collas Crill, we're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in the Channel Islands in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.

Insolvency and Restructuring

For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, we work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. 

Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. 

Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the US, the UK and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe and the US.

At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

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