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Kellyann Ozouf

Kellyann Ozouf  

Partner | Jersey

International Private Client and Trusts

  • Kellyann Ozouf is a top-notch practitioner. Fully dedicated and committed to her clients with great strategic views. She never fails to think out of the box and come up with creative and innovative approach.
    Legal 500 2022
  • She's very dynamic and very energetic which makes her enjoyable to work with. She's highly technical and has an impressive and strategic mind and she works hard to achieve the client's objective.
    Chambers and Partners 2022
  • She has a great ability to explain her subject clearly to a mixed audience with a diversity of experience
    Client feedback
  • She really is fantastic. You meet some people and just know they’re a star, and that’s Kellyanne. Her client skills are excellent and so is her knowledge.
    Chambers and Partners 2022
  • Kellyann Ozouf is simply one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with – incredibly intelligent and a pleasure to work with.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Kellyann Ozouf is a delight to work with and I would recommend her to any of my clients. She is intelligent and technically able without over complicating things
    Legal 500
  • Kellyann possesses 'can-do' attitude to problem solving
    Client feedback
  • the epitome of what a leading private client partner should be, a technically brilliant practitioner who has the personal touch that allows her to lead a cutting edge team and also strike immediate and lasting relationships of trust with clients.
    Legal 500
  • Kellyann Ozouf is fantastic. She has both a commercial and technical ability that allows her to navigate workable solutions for clients.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Kellyann was very professional and yet friendly, she provided us with the guidance and assistance we required. Her patience in helping and guiding us through the client communications in order to achieve the desired outcome was greatly appreciated.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Kellyann always makes herself available and no engagement is either too big or too small and she is not scared to roll her sleeves up on difficult instructions to get the right answer.
    Legal 500
  • Fantastic. You meet some people and just know they are a star, and that is Kellyann. Her client skills are excellent and so is her knowledge. She is proactive, she is incredible with clients and she is really good at explaining things.
    Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021
  • Kellyann Ozouf is a key and strong practice we not only within the firm but in the Jersey market. On top of being a tough litigator and to the point advocate she is a true pleasure to work with. Full of energy she has strong communication skills.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Kellyann Ozouf is a leading individual in every sense, she knows her stuff and has years of experience dealing with clients at the very highest level. Kellyann is very commercially aware and brings all of her experience to every matter.
    Legal 500
  • very creative and very analytical.
    Chambers & Partners
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500

Kellyann is a Partner at Collas Crill and heads the award winning International Private Client and Trusts practice in Jersey. She has over 15 years' experience in private client work and is both a Jersey advocate and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

She acts for a range of professional trustees (local and international trust companies and bank owned trust companies), settlors, beneficiaries and ultra high net worth individuals. She advises on all aspects of Jersey law concerning wills, succession, foundations and trusts. Kellyann's work often involves assisting the Jersey dispute resolution team (in both non-contentious and contentious court applications, including variation, rectification and mistake applications), corporate and property teams, as well as the UK real estate team.

Kellyann was crowned gold winner of the Woman of the Year - Professional Services Award at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020, awarded Partner of the Year in the 2019 at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, named Inspirational Individual of the Year in the 2017 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, and was on the judging panel for the 2018 Future Leaders Awards. She is included in the latest edition of the Citywealth Leaders List, and has been one of Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite since 2017.

In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 she was on the panel of experts who assisted with judging specific categories forming part of the Annual STEP awards.

Kellyann is a leading individual in Legal 500 2023 and is ranked in band 2 in Chambers and Partners UK 2022.

She has contributed to leading legal texts, including the Jersey chapter in the 'International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019', the Jersey chapter in Butterworths LexisNexis 'Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents', the Oxford University Press publication entitled 'The World Survey' and has worked together with Jersey Finance to produce the Back to Basics Campaign on Jersey trusts and was interviewed by STEP on Philanthropy.

Kellyann is also a member of the Jersey Trusts Working Party, which is instrumental in developing the Jersey trust law.

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Angela Le Bailly  
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Middle East Group

The demand for professional advisers who understand the needs of clients in the region has never been more important. With shariah-compliant products and Islamic finance becoming increasingly mainstream and integrated into the global financial system, it is important to partner with a team who understands the complexities of these structures, while also understanding how more traditional structures can be applied to meet the needs of Middle Eastern clients.

Private Client

As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.

Relocate to the Channel Islands

Our team is ideally placed to advise on and project manage such a relocation, advising on everything from company migrations, housing licences and real estate matters through to introductions to other service providers and complementary local businesses. Some of our people have first-hand experience of moving to the island themselves, affording them a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities you are likely to face.

Trusts & Fiduciary

We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

Life & Careers 21 Jul 2023

Chambers HNW Guide 2023

Collas Crill's Private Client teams in the Channel Islands have once again featured in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, the guide for go-to individuals and firms in the...

Life & Careers 15 Feb 2023

Leading by example: Kellyann Ozouf

Partner and Head of International Private Client and Trusts in Jersey Kellyann Ozouf has been interviewed in Gallery magazine for its Women in Business feature. The...

Deal 14 Feb 2023

Offshore Jersey Trusts

This article first appeared on LexisPSL Private Client on 01.02.2023 Overview Private Client analysis: A trustee of a Jersey law trust sought a blessing of its decisions...

News 18 Jan 2023

Double-edged sword

On 13 October 2022, the UK Privy Council handed down one of the most significant decisions of the past decade for the trusts industry in common-law jurisdictions in relation...

News 13 Jan 2023

Jersey expands IPCT team

Collas Crill's Jersey office has expanded its International Private Client and Trusts (IPCT) team. Led by Partner Kellyann Ozouf, the team has recently welcomed Group...

News 9 Dec 2022

Collas Crill wins 'Best Legal Team'

Collas Crill has been handed the honour of 'Best Legal Team' at the inaugural WealthBriefing Channel Islands Awards. The awards, part of a global programme run by...

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Event 9 Dec 2022
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STEP special interest spotlight

Partners Ben Havard and Kellyann Ozouf are both speaking at STEP's Contentious Trusts and Estates special interest spotlight session on 9 December. Entitled 'trusts and...

Event 30 Nov 2022
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STEP - insolvency of trusts

On 13 October 2022 the Privy Council handed down their long awaited judgment in the two cases of Equity Trust (Jersey) v Halabi and ITG Ltd and others v Fort Trustees Ltd...

Event 9 Jun 2022
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Trust & Private Client, Jersey 2022

Chaired by Collas Crill's Jersey head of International Private Client & Trust Kellyann Ozouf, this conference is a great way to reconnect with peers and create new...

Event 13 Jan 2021
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Mistake seminar

We will be hosting a timely reminder on mistake and rectification in offshore trusts.  Have you found a mistake in your trust documentation? Advice at inception lead to...

Event 9 Dec 2020
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When should the alarm bells ring?

Partner and head of our Jersey International Private Client and Trusts practice, Kellyann Ozouf, will be speaking at the BPP 2020 Trust & Corporate Service Providers CPD...

Event 12 Nov 2019
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STEP New York

STEP New York will be hosting a luncheon meeting with Alliancebernstein, LP on Tuesday 12 November. A multi-jurisdictional Collas Crill team will each present on the...

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