Sarah is a senior associate at Carey Olsen in the Trusts and Private Wealth Group in Jersey. Sarah has a broad trust non-contentious, contentious and semi-contentious practice.
Sarah regularly acts for professional trustees, family offices, settlors and beneficiaries and advises on the establishment and ongoing administration of private trust structures, family offices, employee benefit trusts, pension trusts, charitable structures and foundations.
Sarah has particular experience in advising family offices and trustees in connection with the restructuring of complex private wealth structures. Sarah was recently involved in the restructuring of a complex private wealth structure holding approximately US$1 billion of assets for a prominent family based in the Middle East and the United States.
Sarah also advises trustees and beneficiaries in connection with disputes arising in the private wealth context. Notably Sarah was involved in significant breach of trust litigation before the Royal Court of Jersey which involved a catastrophic loss of trust monies. Sarah was involved in the negotiation of a multi-party settlement with claimants and insurers on behalf of Carey Olsen's trust company client which resulted in a highly advantageous outcome for Carey Olsen's client. Sarah is currently advising a Swiss professional trustee in connection with a high value dispute with beneficiaries from a high profile family involving the ownership of an internationally well-known business.
Sarah has also been involved in a number of other applications to the Jersey Court including applications for the rectification of trust documents, the blessing of momentous decisions and the setting aside of transactions on grounds of mistake. Sarah was recently involved in a rectification application in connection with a substantial pension trust.
Sarah also frequently speaks at client seminars on all matters of trusts law and has written articles for industry journals.
Sarah has been named in eprivateclient's inaugural Top 35 Under 35 list for the United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies and also in their Channel Islands list. Sarah has also been recognised by Citywealth in their Future Leaders Awards.
Prior to joining Carey Olsen Sarah worked for a prominent city law firm for four years.
Sarah qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2010 and was sworn in as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2015.Recent Briefings