Offshore law firm Collas Crill has appointed Fritha Ford as Of Counsel in Jersey.

Fritha is an experienced litigator, specialising in contentious and semi-contentious trust work, often with a cross-border element. She joins the firm with more than a decade’s experience in working offshore, advising trustees, beneficiaries and protectors alike.

A Jersey advocate since 2012, Fritha was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008 and has received industry recognition for her work, including inclusion in eprivateclient’s Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35 for two years running.

Fritha said: “I am thrilled to be joining Collas Crill at this exciting time in the firm’s growth. Collas Crill is an innovative business which puts its clients and its people first and I am very much looking forward to working with the firm’s talented team of lawyers and professionals.”

Damian James, who heads up the firm’s dispute resolution team in Jersey, said: “Fritha is a fantastic addition to our team. We consider ourselves to be industry leaders and Fritha will enable us to continue to provide an excellent service to our clients. Fritha’s trust-related expertise is vital given the department’s continued growth in both contentious and non-contentious work. Her reputation will serve to further enhance our trust offering and our clients have already warmed to her engaging professionalism.”