Channel Islands firm Collas Crill moves into London

Offshore firm Collas Crill is relocating two lawyers to London, creating its second office outside the Channel Islands.

Consultant Edward Stone and senior associate Susan O’Leary will move to the City in December, joining a small business development team already present in London. 

Stone specialises in funds and trusts work, while O’Leary advises on funds, banking and financial services.

The office is the second outside the Channel Islands for Collas Crill, following its 2011 launch in Singapore (26 May 2011), just months after the merger between Guernsey’s Collas Day and Jersey’s Crill Canavan (2 December 2010).

Earlier this year fellow Channel Islands firm Ogier withdrew its lawyers from London, although it left a trusts and administration team in the City (25 July 2013).

Collas Crill managing partner Jason Romer said the move came as the firm continued to expand its international business.

“A significant number of clients and intermediaries involved in the firm’s business areas are based in, or travel through, London and the move will bring us closer to our clients and their needs,” Romer added.