Collas Crill Jersey’s International Private Client and Trusts (IPCT) team has achieved a double gold with two of its lawyers receiving the highest ranking in their nominated categories at Citywealth’s future leader awards.

Kellyann Ozouf, Partner and head of the Jersey IPCT team was named as ‘Lawyer of the Year – IFC – Partner’ while Associate Bonnie McPartland was named ‘Lawyer of the Year – IFC – Associate’.

The awards, now in their fifth year, aim to champion young professionals in the wealth sector and highlight the top leaders under 40. The awards are decided by an expert panel, with public voting contributing to ten per cent of the final decisions.

The second time Kellyann has won gold in this category, she is also nominated for three of the Citywealth’s Powerwomen Awards 2020.

Forming part of a nine-strong team in Jersey, Kellyann and Bonnie often work together on client matters and recently collaborated with Jersey Finance to contribute to their ‘Put Simply’ series, as the expert advisors for the island’s Trust regime.

Group Managing Partner, Jason Romer said: ‘With both Kellyann and Bonnie achieving gold at the awards, the IPCT team must be hugely proud of their achievements.

‘Private Client and Trusts is a thriving area of work for us across our jurisdictions; in the last 18 months we have welcomed Tom Mylott, Andrew Peedom and Sally Peedom to the Cayman team. More recently Laura Perkins has joined Kellyann’s team in Jersey, and we have plans to develop our offering in the Guernsey office too.

‘Many congratulations to Kellyann and Bonnie for this well deserved recognition.’

Kellyann added: ‘I’m thrilled that Bonnie and I have both been recognised in the top categories and am very grateful to all who voted for us.

‘It is lovely to be finishing off what has been a very successful year for the team with this double achievement.’

The team was listed in Legal 500’s tier 2 and Band 3 in the Chambers and Partners UK 2020 rankings, with Kellyann individually recognised as a ‘leading individual’.

The full list of Citywealth future leaders 2020 can be seen here.