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Carey Olsen

Work Department

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


Siobhan is the head of Jersey’s 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 > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

Siobhan RileyCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen provides a full service across the employment space, covering the full range of internal investigations, tribunal litigation and non-contentious work. Siobhan Riley and counsel Huw Thomas head the practice, and Riley’s work also includes a number of mandates concerning pensions and employee share ownership programmes – counsel Stephen Fitzgerald is also active in this space.

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Siobhan RileyCarey Olsen

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.