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Carey Olsen

47 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 0BD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 888900
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Fax 01534 887744
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Web:
www.careyolsen.com

Keith Dixon

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1534 888900
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Trusts and Private Wealth

Position

Keith is a partner in the Trusts & Private Wealth group. 

Keith has practised Jersey law since 1994. Initially he had a broad common law practice and following his call to the Bar in Jersey he represented several major institutions in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters before the Royal Court of Jersey.

Between 2004 and 2007 he acted as a director of a Jersey based trust company business and had primary responsibility for the administration of a sizable family office structure during that period.

Keith regularly advises a mix of global and institutional trustees, family offices and high net worth private clients on commercial and private trusts, foundations, charitable and not-for-profit organizations, succession, pension and estate planning issues as well as on associated regulatory and compliance matters. He has written for several journals and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences on trust law and private client matters. 

Career

Keith, a graduate of Cambridge University, joined Carey Olsen as a Senior Associate in 2008. He was called to the English Bar in 1993 and qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1997. He is a member of Middle Temple and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Keith was sworn in as a notary public in 2014. He was made a partner at Carey Olsen in 2016.

Member

Keith is a member of Middle Temple and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


Jersey

Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Next generation lawyers

Keith Dixon - Carey Olsen

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

Carey Olsen fields a ‘strong team with a tight grip on the issues involved and always provides forward-thinking, practical solutions’; ‘the attitudes held by the firm and its practitioners are a comfort that any expectations of a high-quality service will be met’. The ‘professionalAndreas Kistler ‘goes the extra mile’ and represented the minor and unborn beneficiaries of two trusts in an application to the Royal Court for the widening of the class of beneficiaries to include same-sex marriages and adopted children; practice head Siobhan Riley is known for her ‘technical expertise and commerciality’ and oversaw the establishment of a private trust company for a high-net-worth individual wishing to maintain a high level of oversight. Also notable is ‘highly responsive and pragmatic’ counsel Victoria Connolly, who advised an asset management company on UK inheritance tax issues after the trustee followed incorrect counsel from their UK advisers. Also notable are Keith Dixon, Alexa Saunders and counsel Stephen Fitzgerald, who ‘is an excellent example of the quality of lawyers within the firm’.

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