Stephen Fitzgerald > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Trusts and Private Wealth; Employment Pensions and Incentives; Private Client


Stephen has a broad non-contentious trust practice advising many of the leading Jersey trust companies on all aspects of trusts, foundations and private companies. His practice also includes aspects of share/cash based employee incentives and pensions.

Stephen’s practice has a particular emphasis on the drafting of bespoke trust and foundation documents for commercial and private wealth purposes.

As a former member of the corporate group he has acted on a range of corporate/commercial matters (including share sales and property financing). Stephen has been seconded to local institutional trust companies to advise on various projects.


Stephen qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2006. Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2000 he spent five years working in Jersey’s trust industry.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Rising stars)

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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.