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Siobhan Riley


Siobhan is a partner in the trusts and 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 consistently recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Siobhan has also been recognised in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite listings 2021.


Siobhan joined Carey Olsen in 1996 and qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1998. Siobhan was made a partner of the firm in 2009. 

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What our clients say

"She is no pushover; she makes a point when it needs to be made, so she can deal with your headstrong, entrepreneurial clients."

Chambers and Partners HNW

“There is no better trust lawyer in Jersey.”


“Very sound technically with an extremely client friendly manner and very practical in her approach.”

Chambers and Partners HNW

"She is really excellent at solving complex issues and finding solutions."

Chambers and Partners HNW

“Highly experienced and a consummate professional who can quickly identify the key aspects of a deal and supply robust and commercially aware advice.”

Legal 500