Victoria Connolly > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Trusts and Private Wealth; Employment Pensions and Incentives; Private Client; Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Family Office


Victoria is counsel in Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth group. She has a broad non-contentious and semi-contentious trust practice.

Victoria is involved in all aspects of non-contentious trust and fiduciary work, including advising on new and complex trust structures, drafting trust and ancillary instruments and advising trustees in connection with the ongoing administration of trusts under their care. Victoria regularly advises in connection with employee benefit trusts, pension trusts and other similar structures as well as private family trusts, charitable trusts, non-charitable purpose trusts and foundations, acting for and advising institutional trustees in Jersey and elsewhere and also high net worth private clients and family offices.

In addition, Victoria has dealt with numerous applications to the Royal Court of Jersey. She is regularly involved in acting for both trustees and beneficiaries in all types of trust proceedings, including applications by trustees for directions from the Royal Court, including in the context of beneficiaries who are involved in divorce proceedings before foreign courts, or for the blessing by the Royal Court of particularly momentous or controversial decisions and applications for the variation or rectification of trust instruments and ancillary documents. Victoria has had conduct of several ground-breaking and high profile cases before the Royal Court involving the setting aside of transactions on the ground of mistake, Hastings Bass applications and applications to the Royal Court by trustees who had been invalidly appointed.  


Victoria qualified as an English solicitor in 1993 and practised for three years in the UK before moving to Jersey in 1996. Prior to joining Carey Olsen as a senior associate in 2007, Victoria was a senior associate in the litigation group of another large Jersey law firm.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Rising stars)

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At Carey Olsen, Siobhan Riley heads a practice that has strong relationships with referring law firms and trust companies, and a growing number of instructions from the Asia-Pacific region and Middle East. Andreas Kistler and Alexa Saunders are also active in the semi-contentious space, with Keith Dixon handling, among other matters, significant family office work. Notable counsels include Stephen Fitzgerald, whose practice crosses over between private wealth and employee benefits and pensions, and Victoria Connolly. Nichola Aldridge and Sarah Farrow are the key senior associates in the practice.