Alexa Saunders > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen
47 ESPLANADE
ST HELIER
JE1 0BD
Jersey

Work Department

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

Position

Alexa is head of the Trusts & Private Wealth group in Jersey and has a broad non-contentious and semi-contentious trust practice.

Alexa regularly advises in connection with private family trusts, employee benefit trusts and pension trusts, including on the establishment of new trust structures, drafting trust and ancillary instruments and advising trustees in connection with the ongoing administration of trusts.

Alexa has also dealt with numerous applications to the Royal Court of Jersey acting for trustees, beneficiaries and protectors in all types of trust proceedings, including applications by trustees for directions from the Royal Court in the context of beneficiaries who are involved in divorce proceedings before foreign courts, applications for the setting aside of transactions on the ground of mistake or for the rectification of trust instruments and ancillary documents.

Career

Alexa qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2009 and as an English solicitor in 2005 (currently non-practising). Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2011, Alexa was a senior associate in the trusts group of another law firm in Jersey. She became a partner at Carey Olsen in 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Next Generation Partners)

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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

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.