Siobhan Riley > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Trusts and Private Wealth; Private Client; Employment, Pensions and Incentives; Family Office


Siobhan is a partner in the Trusts & Private Wealth group and acts for many Channel Islands based trust companies, advising on issues relating to the establishment and operation of private and commercial trust structures. She also acts for a number of private trust companies, family offices and high net-worth individuals and is regularly instructed by lawyers around the world to advise on matters of Jersey trust law. Siobhan also advises on operational issues for local financial services businesses, including employment and outsourcing arrangements.

Siobhan is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on trust and employment law and writes articles for industry journals. She was a member of the Jersey Finance working group reviewing the promotion of Jersey as a centre for philanthropic structures.

Siobhan is included in the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200, which recognises leading and influential women in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthropy across international financial centres. She is also consistently recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.


Siobhan joined Carey Olsen in 1996. She qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1998. Partner Carey Olsen 2009.


Bristol UWE (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Siobhan RileyCarey Olsen

Characterised by clients as ‘a market leader‘, Carey Olsen‘s trust and private client department advises trustees, family offices and high-net-worth private clients on commercial and private trusts, foundations, charitable and non-profit organisations, in addition to succession issues, pension and estate planning. The team is led by Siobhan Riley, who is an expert in private and commercial trust structures. Andreas Kistler  leads on the firm’s court-related trust work, and regularly appears in proceedings related to breach of trust, fraud and professional negligence, for plaintiffs and defendants. Keith Dixon  is noted for assisting with trusts, foundations and, chartable and not-for-profit organisations. Alexa Saunders  ‘speaks with considerable authority’ on non-contentious and semi-contentious trust matters; while Stephen Fitzgerald  is known for employee incentive arrangements.

Jersey > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

Siobhan RileyCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen fields a full-service, pan-Channel Island employment law and pensions practice that is known for contentious and non-contentious matters. The employment group, headed by Huw Thomas , has substantial experience acting before the Jersey employment tribunal. It is also often called upon to assist with employment-related data protection issues. Thomas often works alongside Tarina Le Boutillier, who in addition to employment issues handles immigration law work. Other key names include pensions counsel Julie Currie, and trusts and private wealth head Siobhan Riley, who works alongside Alexa Saunders.