Collas Crill’s family law team in Guernsey has seen increased demand for its services since it was first established within the firm at the start of last year.
The team is headed up by partners Adrian Brown and Elizabeth Couch who transferred their practice from ‘go-to’ family law firm Browns Advocates to Collas Crill in January 2021.
Since then the team has continued to grow and was further strengthened by the appointment of experienced family law practitioner Advocate Sarah Millar in November 2021 as a senior associate.
Sarah’s work encompasses all aspects of family separation and she has a particular interest in matters involving children, having worked for a number of years in child protection. Sarah also conducts general civil litigation matters, ranging from employment to property disputes, from inception to final hearing.
To provide dedicated legal support, Collas Crill paralegal Jazzmin Le Prevost moved practice areas to join the team in March 2021. Jazzmin assists the team in respect of all aspects of family law and regularly attends court hearings with Elizabeth, Adrian and Sarah. She is currently studying for her Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
Collas Crill’s family law practice sits within the wider international private client and trusts team and advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation and financial aspects of this, including matters relating to children, judicial separation, cohabitation, injunctions, prenuptial agreements, change of name as well as international family law.
Adrian and Elizabeth have 50 years of combined experience and are trained in collaborative law, mediation and arbitration. They are both members of the Family Law Bar Association and Resolution, and Elizabeth is the current Co-Chair of the Guernsey Family Bar Association.
Adrian Brown said: “Since joining Collas Crill we have seen the family law practice grow and develop. Having access to a network of leading lawyers in other practice areas has allowed us to offer a more joined-up experience for our private clients and Sarah’s experience has allowed us to further extend our services.”
Elizabeth Couch said: “It has been an incredibly busy, yet rewarding, 12 months for the team. The appointment and support of Sarah and Jazzmin have ensured we continue to provide a personalised and responsive service to our clients across all aspects of family law.”