Nancy Chien > Bedell Cristin > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin

Work Department

International Private Client


Nancy has extensive experience in a wide range of trust-related structures, ranging from private client discretionary settlements to pensions, and employee benefit trusts.

She advises on all aspects of Jersey trusts, foundations and related corporate law issues, and has considerable experience in advising on complex restructurings, the establishment and ongoing operations of private trust companies, use of settlor reserved powers and the role of protectors.

In a corporate trust context Nancy advises trustees and employers on issues arising from pension schemes (including QROPS) and employee benefit trusts. Nancy also advises on Jersey FATCA and the common reporting standard.

Nancy’s clients include professional trustees as well as families from the Channel Islands, UK, Switzerland, the Far East and the Middle East.


Fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.


Advocate – Jersey, Solicitor – England & Wales, Barrister – New Zealand, Solicitor – BVI, Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Member of the International pensions working group in Jersey, Chairman of the Jersey Pensions Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Nancy ChienBedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin‘s private client offering covers the gamut of the area, with strong international connections. Edward Bennett, whose expertise includes employee benefits, heads the practice. Zillah Howard is a key name for establishing wealth structures and also handles work spanning both private wealth and charity law issues. Nancy Chien, in addition to being qualified in the BVI, is a Mandarin speaker and also has particular expertise in areas relating to the Middle East.  Below partner level, Donna Withers is the firm’s head of probate and wills – her expertise includes mental capacity issues for island residents.