Collas Crill makes promotion within dispute resolution team in Guernsey

11/01/2019 News Team

Offshore law firm Collas Crill has promoted Ben Havard to the position of partner within its dispute resolution team in Guernsey.

Mr Havard, who has been at Collas Crill since 2009, started his career as a Guernsey advocate and senior associate at a practice focused on contentious and semi-contentious trust work. He is STEP qualified and a member of various peer-nominated industry bodies, including ACTAPS, ConTra, and the Chancery Bar Association.

His clients are major multi-national fiduciaries, and internationally based HNW and UHNW families. He is experienced in advising and representing in court trustees, beneficiaries and protectors of Guernsey law Trusts on complex contentious situations, often with an international element.

The promotion boosts the Guernsey team to five partners as Collas Crill looks to capitalise on a “strong period” of global growth within its litigation and dispute resolution practice, the firm stated. 

Christian Hay, partner and head of the Guernsey dispute resolution practice, said: “Our Guernsey, Jersey, Cayman and BVI litigation teams have grown by at least 25 per cent in the last 12 months. While some firms are reporting dwindling levels of litigation, the lion's share of our growth over the last few years has been in litigation and dispute resolution.

“Increasingly, our litigation teams are working with institutional clients in both the non-contentious and semi-contentious advisory space – particularly in matters relating to insolvency, trusts and financial services regulation.”

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