Edward Bennett > Bedell Cristin > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin

Work Department

  • International Private Client
  • Wills & Probate


Edward is a Partner in the International Private Client team.  With his 30 years’ experience advising local and international clients on all aspects of trusts, foundations and related corporate structures, including having held numerous trustee and board positions, Edward has an extraordinary knowledge on the establishment, restructuring and ongoing administration of structures holding a variety of assets located around the world.

He is in particular demand helping and supporting beneficiaries navigate the complexities of wealth transfer and as a leading figure in the ‘Next Generation’ movement Edward is frequently called upon to commentate on the topic.

Edward has become a trusted advisor to internationally wealthy families who value his discretion and thorough understanding of the complexities of next generation wealth planning.

Edward is also a Jersey Notary Public.


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.


  • Advocate – Jersey
  • Notary Public – Jersey
  • Solicitor – England & Wales (non-practising)
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Member
  • STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advisory


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

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Hall of Fame)

Edward BennettBedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin‘s international private client department is led by the ‘consistently fantasticNancy Chien, who has developed a strong reputation for advising private clients from China and the Middle East on trust and foundation issues. The team excels in wills and probate, pensions and employee incentives, with the ability to provide BVI law assistance from Jersey. Edward Bennett is an expert in trusts, foundations, international estate planning and related corporate and commercial issues. Managing associate Donna Withers leads the wills and probate team and has developed a niche in vulnerable person’s law, while senior associate Elizabeth Shaw is an expert in succession and tax planning through trust structures.