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Alexa Saunders


Alexa is head of the trusts and 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.


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. 

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What our clients say

"She is very good at what she does. She is very unassuming, but not to be underestimated. I think a lot of people do that, but at their own peril."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"Top class, responsive, knowledgeable and professional at all times"

Legal 500

The "stellar" Alexa Saunders is "relentless about pursuing the interests of her clients."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"She is technically excellent, charming and personable."

Chambers and Partners HNW

Alexa "is very bright and turns things around quickly. She is excellent in court and has very impressive advocacy skills."

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