Carey Olsen

Trusts Department

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What the team is known for Leading firm for Guernsey trust work, with noted ability for both contentious and non-contentious trust matters and private wealth management. Often called upon to advise on complex and multi-jurisdictional will and probate matters. Clients include high net worth families and individuals, fiduciaries and businesses. Frequently acts for clients from the Middle East and Asia.

Strengths A client says that "their level of service is extremely good," while another adds: "They're excellent, very technical and user-friendly."

A source says: "For us, they are the first name we think of for trust and fiduciary providers," adding: "From the private client side, we see them as the best."

Notable practitioners

Konrad Friedlaender advises on contentious and non-contentious trust matters and is noted for being "particularly strong on the pensions side." "He has deep knowledge of trust law," reports a source, while another adds that "he is hugely experienced and has a prominent reputation in Guernsey."

Patricia Montgomery is known for her expertise in all aspects of fiduciary law and regularly advises trustees on estate and inheritance matters. A source says: "She is phenomenally productive, very efficient and good to deal with, and is never flustered. She is very good technically and produces very detailed work."

Russell Clark leads the private client department at the firm and is described by a source as "the top trust lawyer on the island." A commentator explains: "He is a very accomplished lawyer and has the very rare ability to advise on the whole panoply of Guernsey law," while another source adds that "he is known for a combination of technical skill and industry experience."