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Carey Olsen
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Trusts and Private Wealth; Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Regulatory; Private Client; Investment Funds; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements


Graham is based in Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands office and advises private and institutional clients on the establishment, re-organisation and administration of Cayman and BVI trusts and trust structures, including STAR and VISTA trusts, private trust companies, commercial trust arrangements and charitable trusts.  Graham also advises generally on wills and estate planning matters, probate and resealing applications, and the administration of complex estates.


Graham was formerly with Appleby in the Cayman Islands and prior to that he worked for Burges Salmon in Bristol, specialising in tax and trusts, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where he trained.

Graham was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005 (now non-practising), as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2010 and as a Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) in 2013.


Graham graduated with first class honours from Bristol University (LLB), and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and doctorate from the University of Oxford.


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Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

(Rising stars)

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A diverse roster of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, wealth management companies and financial services providers turn to the team at Carey Olsen for assistance with big-ticket mandates, including trusteeship transfers, family office formations, and wealth structuring issues. ‘Superb‘ practice head Bernadette Carey is well-versed in both contentious and non-contentious matters, appearing before the Grand Court in respect of private client disputes, and advising on succession planning and wealth structuring. Counsel Graham Stoute is noted for his capabilities in estate administration and advisory work, while fellow counsel Chris Duncan regularly handles restructuring projects for the firm’s trustee client base.

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