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Bedell Cristin

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Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Edward Bennett

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Bedell Cristin

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International private client group.


Edward is head of the International Private Client group. He has considerable experience advising local and international clients on all aspects of trusts, foundations and related corporate and commercial law issues - he frequently advises on the establishment, restructuring and ongoing administration of fiduciary structures holding a variety of assets located around the world.


Trained Carter Faber/Manches & Co; English solicitor 1992; admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 1996; partner Bedell Cristin 1998; Jersey Notary Public 2005.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Law Society of Jersey; The Law Society of England and Wales.


The Leys School, Cambridge; City of Birmingham Polytechnic (1988 LLB Hons); College of Law, Guildford (1989).


Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Leading individuals

Edward Bennett - Bedell Cristin

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

Bedell Cristin’s private client offering operates as part of the wider corporate and finance department and can be ‘summed up as efficiency with a personal touch’. The ‘highly intelligentNancy Chien ‘is at the top of her game’ and led the advice to the trustee of a Jersey structure with regard to a reorganisation for tax purposes in light of the recent changes in the UK’s non-domiciled tax regime. A group of trustees appointed a team led by practice head Edward Bennett to oversee the transfer of a managed trust company business, and Zillah Howard advised trustees on their retirement from a structure established to benefit an ultra-high-net-worth family with interests in the UK and US. Associates Lydia Carter and Kirsten Brass joined the firm from Collas Crill and Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s Glasgow office, respectively.

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