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Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Senior Associate

Sam is an experienced litigator who has worked in Jersey since January 2012 and was called to the Jersey bar in November 2015. His practice includes complex and cross-border commercial litigation and court applications, with particular emphasis on contentious trusts and corporate disputes. 

He has acted for various financial institutions, investors, trustees, beneficiaries and commercial enterprises.

Sam has experience of funds disputes, obtaining urgent worldwide freezing injunctions, advising on anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation, responding to and appealing Tax Information Exchange Agreement ("TIEA") Notices and bringing intellectual property actions. Sam has also regularly advised international and local clients in respect of competition and regulatory matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Sam joined Collas Crill in August 2016, prior to which he worked at another offshore law firm in Jersey and at a well-known international firm in London where he trained and qualified as an English solicitor (currently non-practising). 

Sam is a contributor to the STEP Contentious Trusts Forum.

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Sensitive trusts

The matter of the Banayou Trust [2019] JRC 078 The Royal Court has taken a pragmatic approach in blessing a trustee's decision to distribute the asset...


Winding up the Z III Trust

RE Z III Trust [2019] JRC 069 The Royal Court of Jersey has determined that the preferred course to follow when winding up an insolvent trust is for t...


In re H Trust [2018] JRC 171

The Royal Court of Jersey has refused to bless a trustee's decision to sell the sole remaining asset in a trust in order to satisfy creditors includin...


Landmark dismissal decision

In Hard Rock Limited v HRCKY Limited [2018] JRC 026, the Jersey Royal Court heard an application for summary dismissal of the defendant's counterclaim...

Deals & Cases

The Latest twist in the Z

The Royal Court of Jersey refuses a former trustee's claim for the legal costs it incurred in making applications regarding an insolvent trust. The Z ...


Investec v Glenalla

The Judicial Board of the Privy Council released its important judgment in Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd & Anr. v Glenalla Properties Ltd. & Ors [2018...