Collas Crill expands Cayman private client practice

Tom Mylott has joined offshore law firm Collas Crill as partner and head of the private client practice in the Cayman Islands.

Mylott and his team provide an additional arm to the firm’s international private client teams in Guernsey and Jersey. As a former director of a trust company and seasoned attorney in the field, Mylott has witnessed both sides of trust administration and wealth planning and therefore has a comprehensive understanding of wealth structuring and regulatory advice, the company stated in a press release.

“The Cayman trusts and wealth planning market has been growing impressively over the last few years,” said Mylott in the release. “I am very excited to join Collas Crill at such an exciting time and feel very fortunate to be working with a dynamic and highly successful firm, particularly leading a regional trusts team with such a depth of expertise and experience.”

Mylott qualified as an attorney at one of London’s ‘magic circle’ firms in 2002 and managed a wealth planning team before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2010. He practised as an attorney specialising in trusts and wealth planning in Cayman for almost six years before assuming the role of a director of a Cayman-based trust company, where he remained for three years.

He is a full member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has acquired the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients. He is also a standing member of the Cayman Islands branch of the STEP Council, having served on the Council for the last four years and acted as Chair of the STEP Global Transparency Committee in Cayman.

The Cayman private client practice is supported on the contentious side by the wider dispute resolution team, headed by partner Stephen Leontsinis, and including senior associate Sally Peedom and of counsel Andrew Peedom.