Advocate Craig Swart will join Dickinson Gleeson as a Partner with effect from 7 January 2014. Formerly a partner with Loon & Connellan of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Advocate Swart moved to Jersey in 2002 with his wife Debbie and family. He was admitted as an attorney and notary in South Africa in 1996 (currently non-practising) and re-qualified as an English Solicitor (currently non-practising) in 2005. He was admitted as a Jersey Advocate in July 2009.
Advocate Swart presently advises trustees, fiduciaries, settlors and beneficiaries in relation to a variety of private wealth structures. He also has extensive experience in working alongside the Viscount and other relevant office holders in relation to insolvency matters, as well as acting in relation to a number of complex trust and company litigation cases before the Jersey courts. Having initially worked with Advocate Anthony Dessain at Bedell Cristin, Advocate Swart has been working with Mourant Ozannes since 2007, specializing in non-contentious and contentious matters involving international trusts, private client and insolvency.
His work is recognized in the leading directories. He has been ranked as an ‘Associate to watch’ in Chambers, and listed as a Prominent Figure in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers List, for the last two years running.
Advocate Swart says:”Dickinson Gleeson is known in the legal market as a progressive firm that punches well above its weight and I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a dynamic practice and contribute to its growth”.
James Dickinson says: “Dickinson Gleeson is committed to delivering first-class legal services to our clients and attracting someone of Craig’s calibre and experience will help us to continue to execute that goal”.
Fellow partner, James Gleeson, says: “Craig has the respect of his peers, particularly in the spheres of private wealth management and insolvency. We are confident that his arrival will assist the firm on its path to becoming Jersey’s leading boutique law firm specializing in contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates and insolvency matters”.
In anticipation of continued growth within the firm, Dickinson Gleeson is also looking to appoint a senior and a junior lawyer early next year.