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Alistair Wade

Alistair Wade 

Senior Associate | Cayman


  • The combination of local experience and relationships, along with attention to detail, proactive advice and expertise is exceptional.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Gina Berry and Alistair Wade are the most responsive attorneys we have ever worked with.
    Legal 500 2024


Alistair is a real estate solicitor providing both commercial and residential advice across a wide range of matters including acquisitions and disposals, insolvency, development funding and lettings. He is experienced in acting for developers, administrators, investors, lenders, landlords and tenants.

"'I pride myself on being able to build strong working relationships with my clients while providing commercial and practical advice. Clients have commented on my ability to demystify legal issues and present advice in a clear, concise manner. '"


Alistair has more than 10 years' experience in the real estate sector. Originally based in the UK, Alistair worked at DWF and then Shoosmiths acting for a wide range of clients managing transactions between £200k to £20m+ including a large number of Yorkshire-based private rental sector schemes.


Before training to become a solicitor, Alistair previously ran his own business providing architectural visualisations for construction companies while teaching 3D animation at Lincoln University. Alistair obtained his GDL and LPC from BPP Law School, Leeds in 2010, before qualifying as a solicitor in June 2016 after a number of years working as a paralegal.

Alistair is listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2024.

My services
Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. We are recognised and cited for our experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and 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.


We act for a number of well-known and well-respected local development companies and can assist with all aspects of a development project, including site acquisition, finance, planning and constructions advice, though to estate schedule drafting and eventual sales.

Leisure and Retail

We have acted for numerous business owners, developers and investors in the leisure and retail market, including freehold acquisitions and disposals, financing and leasehold and commercial aspects. We regularly act for many funds, hoteliers, and retail landlords and tenants, including many nationally and internationally recognised businesses.


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.

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 offer top quality advice and successfully 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.

News 14 Nov 2023

Legal 500 Caribbean 2024 guide

Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received a solid set of results in the latest Legal 500 directory. In the BVI the dispute...

Insight 18 Oct 2023

Changes to Stamp Duty in Cayman

In this new series of articles, Alistair Wade aims to demystify Cayman real estate law. Here he explains important changes to Stamp Duty for Caymanian buyers. Stamp Duty is...

Insight 10 Jul 2023

Strata property: risks to consider

In the Cayman islands, a strata property is managed on a day-to-day basis by the strata corporation, which is made up of the individual unit owners within the development...

Insight 3 Jul 2023

How does 'Strata' property work?

Properties located within a Strata can be an attractive option for buyers looking to have sophisticated facilities, a "ready-made" community or perhaps address concerns for...

Life & Careers 27 Sep 2022

Alistair Wade appointment in Cayman

Collas Crill has expanded its property practice in Cayman with the appointment of Alistair Wade as senior associate. With more than 10 years' working in the real estate...

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Event 9 Nov 2023
Past Event

RICS IPTI Conference

Gina Berry and Alistair Wade will be attending the RICS and International Property Tax Institute's Caribbean Valuation and Construction Conference in Barbados on 9 and 10...

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