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Laura Smith

Laura Smith 

Trainee Solicitor | Guernsey

Dispute Resolution


Laura is a Trainee Solicitor, currently undertaking her third seat of four in the Dispute Resolution team. She joined Collas Crill in September 2021, having held a bursary at another offshore law firm.

Prior to moving to the Dispute Resolution team, Laura spent six months in each of the Corporate, Finance and Funds, and UK Real Estate teams, where she developed her experience with:

  • preparing legal documentation such as legal opinions and listings paperwork;
  • facilitating property transactions, with a particular focus on working with lenders on buy-to-let transactions;
  • overseeing transactions such as migrations of companies into and out of Guernsey, and advising clients throughout the process; and
  • contributing to high value banking and property transactions.

Laura studied at the University of Oxford, where she graduated with a 2:1 degree in Jurisprudence in 2020. Following this, she completed her LPC at the University of Law in 2021, achieving distinctions in all subjects.

My services
UK Real Estate & Real Estate Finance

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.”

Insight 28 Nov 2022

Trust law arbitration

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Life & Careers 14 Oct 2022

2022 Collas Crill Moot launches

Sixth form students from around Guernsey are being invited to take part the 15th annual Collas Crill Moot. The Moot provides students from Grammar School, Blanchelande...

Insight 12 Oct 2022

BTI v Sequana

On 5 October 2022, the Supreme Court handed down their landmark judgment in the long-running case of BTI v Sequana[1].  It is "a momentous decision for company law" (in the...

News 24 Aug 2022

Register of Overseas Entities live

All non-UK entities that own any UK land, whether residential or commercial, must register on the newly established Register of Overseas Entities by 31 January 2023 or...

News 8 Mar 2022

Beneficial ownership register

The situation in the Ukraine has reignited the UK Government's plans to introduce a new beneficial ownership register for all overseas entities holding UK real estate. The...

Life & Careers 6 Oct 2021

The Moot - by a student

Laura Smith joined Collas Crill in September 2021 and is currently in her first training seat within the Corporate Finance and Funds team. She completed her LPC at the...

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