Tag: Crill Canavan
Channel Islanders now have an added layer of security against fraud when they buy and sell property or land in England or Wales. A new security measure introduced by the UK Land Registry means that, if taken up, a solicitor would be required to certify the identity of a seller to the Land Registry before [...]
A new pan-Channel Island law firm, Collas Crill, opens its doors following the merger of Jersey firm Crill Canavan and Guernsey’s Collas Day. The merger creates a new 16-partner, full service Channel Island firm with around 150 staff. With both firms already among the world’s top 20 offshore legal practices, Collas Crill becomes the leading [...]
Jersey’s developing industries, such as e-gaming and intellectual property, require the skills of lawyers and accountants to develop their full potential, says one Jersey lawyer who is already working with experts in Guernsey to offer a gold-standard service. Welcoming the States’ vote on Thursday 3 March 2011 giving e-gambling companies the go-ahead to set up [...]
There are strong indications that the high end of Jersey’s residential housing market is gaining momentum. That’s according to Crill Canavan’s conveyancing manager, whose property team had four transactions worth a total of more than £11 million passed in the Island’s Royal Court on Friday 4 March 2011. Shaun O’Connor said: “There is clearly some [...]
Crill Canavan is the only Jersey-only law firm to be ranked in The Lawyer magazine’s latest Top 20 Offshore Law Firm survey, and has the highest percentage of female equity partners of all law firms surveyed. The Lawyer’s annual survey ranks the Jersey law firm joint 18th in the top 20 in its first ever [...]
The key to controlling the cost of trust litigation is effective management believes one of Jersey’s most experienced trust lawyers. Crill Canavan’s head of fiduciary, Advocate Richard Pirie, told delegates at an offshore trust conference this month that establishing clear responsibility and managing processes effectively would save time and costs should an issue become contentious.
Advocate Dionne Gilbert, a partner at Jersey law firm Crill Canavan, has been appointed Acting Bâtonnier. The Acting Bâtonnier administers Jersey’s legal aid scheme, a responsibility delegated by the head of the Jersey Bar, the Bâtonnier (Advocate Anthony Olsen). The Bâtonnier nominates his deputy from the Island’s senior lawyers. Advocate Gilbert will serve for a [...]
Jersey lawyers Crill Canavan have been recommended by PLC’s guide to Jersey’s legal services for private clients. The Practical Law Company has just released the 3rd edition of its Cross-border Private Client Handbook. Three of Crill Canavan’s legal team are endorsed lawyers: partners Nuno Santos-Costa and Damian James, and head of trusts Richard Pirie.
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, Lieutenant-General Andrew Ridgway, will speak on The Importance of Business – A Soldier’s Perspective, at the Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s February luncheon. Crill Canavan is sponsoring the event, at which the Lieutenant-Governor will share his views with Jersey’s business community before he leaves the Island later this year.
Crill Canavan’s Damian James and Richard Pirie have again been recognised as leading international private client practitioners. Both are named on this year’s Citywealth Leaders List. Damian James, a partner in the firm’s Litigation team, is named as a Prominent Figure in Citywealth’s Contentious Trusts category. Damian specialises in contentious and semi-contentious trust work and [...]