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Ashley Fife


Ashley Fife TEP is counsel in the trusts and private wealth team of Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited.

He provides advice in relation to the structuring, restructuring and administration of private and commercial trusts and their underlying entities. Ashley advises in respect of the formation of family offices and regulatory issues impacting upon trustees, corporate service providers, trusts and underlying entities e.g. FATCA and CRS, beneficial ownership registers, anti-money laundering/terrorist financing and economic substance requirements.


Ashley has extensive experience having been first admitted to practice as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia in 2000 before being admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2007 and as a barrister in Bermuda in 2015. Before moving to Bermuda in 2013, he was Head of Legal at the Jersey office of Equity Trust (now known as TMF) in Jersey where he worked for 6 years.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Laws from Wollongong University, NSW, Australia and a Masters of Laws (specialising in taxation, commercial and corporate law) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Vice Chair of the Bermuda branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a committee member of the STEP 'International Client' Special Interest Group, and a member of Bermuda's Trust Law Reform Committee and Trust Focus Group. Ashley regularly presents in Bermuda as well as abroad and contributes articles to leading journals on his areas of expertise. In 2023, Ashley received the STEP Founder's Award which is presented annually to individuals who have made an exceptional and outstanding long-term contribution to the Society. 


Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is a company limited by shares incorporated in Bermuda and approved and recognised under the Bermuda Bar (Professional Companies) Rules 2009. The use of the title “Partner” is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business, which can be viewed at:


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What our clients say

"Ashley Fife is a solid non-contentious lawyer, with a good grasp of trust issues."

Legal 500

"He is extremely knowledgeable, very commercial and has provided very meaningful assistance in the last year."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"We are very reliant on him, his manner with staff is exemplary and he is a very talented lawyer."

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Ashley Fife is "a real up-and-comer and making a name for himself."

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"Ashley provides comprehensive and practical legal advice in a reliable, prompt and effective manner."

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