Collas Crill

Trusts Department

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What the team is known for Particularly adept in acting for Middle Eastern clients on Guernsey trust structures, including in connection with Shari'a-compliant wills and foundations. Offers further strengths in probate matters and pension trust work. Advises high net worth individuals and families, as well as local fiduciaries. Adept at establishing and restructuring foundations for clients.

Strengths A source notes: "They have a good team with a strong level of expertise. They have lots of good experience and knowledge and they have a great network in the Channel Islands among trust companies, banks, liquidators and other advisers."

Another interviewee says: "I'm very impressed. They offer speedy response times and good-quality commercial legal advice."

A commentator remarks: "They have a great trusts litigation team. They are very effective at co-ordinating a case, very responsive and very easy to work with."

Work highlights Acted on an application to set aside GBP1 million of dispositions into trust on the grounds that the client was mistaken as to the tax effects of settling the trust. The application was granted by the Deputy Bailiff.

Notable practitioners

Angela Calnan heads the fiduciary practice in Guernsey and is noted for her expert trusts knowledge. She also has extensive experience advising on foundations and other private client matters. Sources say that she is "very pleasant and easy to work with, knowledgeable, very efficient and always happy to help."