Jane Collis

Jane Collis

Senior Associate

Jane Collis

Areas of Practice

Jane Collis is a Senior Associate in the property and private client practice group, specializing in estate planning, wills, international and domestic trust structuring and probate.

Professional Experience

Jane began her working career as a private client attorney in the trusts and estates department of Appleby, Spurling & Kempe. In 1995, she assumed the position of Managing Director and Legal Counsel of St. George’s Trust Company. In 1999, Jane opted for a change of pace and established herself as an independent practitioner offering estate planning advice, wills, and trust and corporate services to a small group of high net worth clients. She left Bermuda in 2009 to live in Canada and returned to Bermuda in 2013 to resume her legal practice. Since her return, Jane has grown interested in increasing legal protections for seniors, particularly from financial abuse. With this in mind, she established a law reform committee to consider amendments to various laws impacting seniors and has been appointed to the Seniors Advisory Council of the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment. Jane is a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths.

Bermuda and Court Admissions

Jane was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) in October, 1990 and to the Bermuda Bar in March, 1992.

Education

  • Pupillage, Conyers Dill & Pearman (Hamilton, Bermuda) 1991 to 1992
  • Inns of Court School of Law (London, England) 1989 to 1990
  • University College, University of London (London, England) 1986 to 1989, LLB
  • Trinity College, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 1983 to 1989 BA, International Relations and Political Science, Graduated with Distinction
  • Havergal College School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 1981 to 1983 Ontario Secondary School Honour Graduation Diploma

Publications

  • Getting the Deal Through: Private Client – 2017 – View
  • Practical Law Company – Private Client Law in Bermuda: An Overview – 2017 – View
  • Getting the Deal Through – Private Client 2016 – View
  • Practical Law Company – Private Client Law in Bermuda: An Overview 2016 – View
  • Practical Law Company – Private Client: Overview 2015 – View
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client 2015 Edition – Bermuda Chapter – View
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client 2014 Edition – Bermuda Chapter – View
  • Practical Law Company Multi-Jurisdictional Guide to Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Finance – View
  • Jane is a regular contributor to the Bermuda Law Blog.