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Damian James

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution  |  Collas Crill

England and Wales


Trust and estates litigation


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Commitment from the partnership to support and fund the growth of litigation so that Collas Crill dominates the Jersey litigation market.

How did you get into private client?

I started working in the RAF as a research pilot, in my mid-twenties until I realised there was no money in it! Then I converted to law.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Get under the skin of your clients – really understand what drives them, interests them, and what is important to them.

What is your favourite quote?

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to know and one third thinking about what I want to say." Abraham Lincoln.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Surf, windsurf, sky diving and motorbikes…. And kids!

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

El Tico Beach Cantina, in Jersey.