Collas Crill has been shortlisted for Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (mid size) at the STEP Private Client 2022 awards.

The STEP Private Client Awards are seen as the hallmark of quality within the private client industry, highlighting excellence and innovation among private client professionals worldwide.

This year saw a record number of entries, with the panel of judges only shortlisting those firms they felt to be the most outstanding.

22 fee earners work in the Contentious Trusts and Estates team across Guernsey and Jersey.

In its entry Collas Crill had to provide details of its most notable cases, explaining the significance and key legal issues involved, as well as highlight the team’s range of skills, how they secure new client relationships in this specialist field and how the firm differentiates itself from competitors.

Partner Christian Hay, who heads up the dispute resolution practice in Guernsey, said: ‘Our contentious trust teams across the group are involved in a number of interesting cases at the moment. To be recognised by STEP and our peers for this work is high praise indeed.’

Partner Damian James heads up the dispute resolution team in Jersey.

‘To be a finalist at the STEP Private Client Awards is undoubtedly a hallmark of success and demonstrates our leading position in the field of contentious litigation. I congratulate all of those involved here at Collas Crill (and all of the other finalists across the various categories),’ he said.

All STEP award entries undergo a rigorous judging process and judges are supported by an independent panel of experts comprising of internationally renowned practitioners in the wealth management arena. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 14 September 2022 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.