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.

My services
Dispute Resolution
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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.

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Director & Shareholder Disputes
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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 simply '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.

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Fraud, Asset Tracing & Freezing Injunctions
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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. Often involving complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.

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Contentious Banking & Finance
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Our dispute resolution specialists work seamlessly with our corporate, banking and finance teams and regularly field advice across jurisdictions to advise on litigation, restructuring and risk and regulatory matters. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory changes. We regularly act both for and against banking entities.

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Contentious Trusts
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We represent trust corporations, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people across the globe.

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My news & deals
News 5 Nov 2019

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 assets of a trust, in...

Insight 24 Nov 2019

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 the existing trustee to...

Deal 15 Nov 2019

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 – Trust...

News 5 Nov 2019

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 including, importantly, paying...

News 30 Nov 2019

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] UKPC 7 on...

Insight 23 Nov 2019

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, one of the first...