Partner Dionne Gilbert has joined the international private client and trusts team in Jersey and will work closely with new Guernsey partners Adrian Brown and Elizabeth Couch to build on Collas Crill’s family law services across the islands.

With a background in contentious matters, Dionne will offer hands-on contentious input right from the outset, whether in a general succession and planning context or when the firm is instructed at the start of divorce proceedings.

Collas Crill’s international private client and trusts team in Jersey currently advises a number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families and regularly needs matrimonial input. Dionne has acted for a number of high profile individuals in hotly contested divorces and she has already become an invaluable member of the team.

Dionne Gilbert said: ‘I am very excited to be joining our award-winning international private client team, a move driven by our ever-evolving desire to provide the very best client service and be easy to do business with. I am confident that our clients will benefit from this development.’

Kellyann Ozouf, who heads up the international private client and trusts team in Jersey said: ‘I am delighted to have Dionne join our team on a permanent basis. Having Dionne in our team enables us to provide a service that I don’t believe any other private client and trusts team on the island currently offers. Our clients will be looked after in all respects and I am delighted that we will no longer have to advise them to go elsewhere for matrimonial input. Jersey is a very small island and clients (like us) prefer to keep their affairs private. Being a ‘one-stop shop’ has been very much welcomed by our existing clients.’

Collas Crill’s private client offering spans services and expertise in family law, family trusts, foundations, wills, estates and probate, lasting powers of attorney, delegates, residential property and wealth planning generally. Find out more here.