Bedell Cristin is the only firm in the Channel Islands to have two practitioners included in a list of the ‘Top 35 under 35’ published this week by the leading private wealth magazine, Private Client Practitioner.
The two identified from the Group as rising stars in the private wealth industry are two Bedell Cristin lawyers, Nancy Chien, a senior associate in the private wealth and fiduciary group in Jersey and Kerrie Le Tissier, a senior associate at the law firm in Guernsey.
Nancy previously practised for five years at Ashurst LLP in London before joining Bedell Cristin in October 2012. Prior to that, she was based at trust law specialist practises in Jersey and New Zealand for five years. Nancy has specialist knowledge of pension trusts, employment benefit trusts and private discretionary trusts, particularly in a corporate/commercial context.
Nancy has been described as becoming ‘a leading source of legal advice and guidance in the increasingly complex area of local, UK and international pension legislation’, while the quality of her work was described as ‘consistently excellent.'
Kerrie, who is the only Guernsey lawyer featured, has returned to the list she appeared on previously in 2011. She specialises in all aspects of private client legal work and regularly advises on the establishment of trusts, companies, limited partnerships and foundations. She also advises on a variety of general corporate and regulatory work, including the establishment and regulation of investment funds.
Kerrie has been acknowledged as having ‘a deep understanding of the complexities of Guernsey law’ and of being a ‘very competent and dedicated individual with a strong client focus.’ ‘She combines her evident expertise with perceptive responses.’
The ‘Top 35 Under 35’ is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the rising stars of the private client profession working at the major firms in London and elsewhere in the British Isles including the offshore locations. The awards will be presented at a prestigious champagne reception in central London later this month.
Richard Gerwat, Managing Partner at Bedell Cristin, congratulated them on their inclusion:
‘Our reputation is founded on responsive service from talented, accessible people working at all levels and this recogniton for key members of our teams across the Channel Islands serves to illustrate the strength in depth that we have developed within the Group, which helps us to maintain the high standards of service clients expect.’
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