Simon Hurry has become the first lawyer and one of only four individuals in the Channel Islands to become formally recognised as an INSOL Fellow, having passed the association’s renowned Global Insolvency Practice Course (GIPC).

INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals) is a worldwide federation of national associations of accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. The Global Insolvency Practice Course (GIPC) is INSOL’s pre-eminent advanced educational qualification and focuses on international insolvency. Simon, who heads up Collas Crill’s Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team in Jersey, graduated as part of the programme’s thirteenth cohort.
Simon has more than 15 years of experience in cross-border insolvency matters, high-value commercial and trust litigation, enforcement and asset tracing. He is regularly instructed by large onshore firms in complex cross-jurisdictional matters with a Jersey element and is recognised year on year in legal directories by clients and peers alike. Simon is an active member of a various legal bodies and sits on the Legal and Regulatory committee of ARIES (Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts).
On successfully completing the INSOL course, Simon said: ‘The GIPC was an intense and positive experience. It has broadened and deepened my understanding of cross-border insolvency matters. The tutors are highly experienced, senior practitioners and the content of the course is excellent. I feel very privileged to be part of the INSOL Fellow community, which spans the globe and now includes Jersey.’

Collas Crill’s Insolvency and Corporate Disputes global practice head Stephen Leontsinis said:

‘I’m very pleased to see that all of Simon’s hard work has paid off and that he has graduated as an INSOL Fellow – a designation of true insolvency knowledge and expertise. The Fellows of INSOL are an impressive, globally connected network of insolvency practitioners. Simon’s acceptance as one of their number adds even more strength and depth to our global insolvency and corporate disputes practice.’

The certificate of qualification will be presented to Simon at the INSOL International San Diego Conference in May 2024.