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News Bedell Cristin lawyers named in eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 list

28 June 2021

Sonia Shah, Senior Associate and Lydia Carter, Associate, both based in our Jersey office have been recognised as two of the top 35 private client practitioners under the age of 35 in the Channel Islands by eprivateclient for 2021.

The Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35 aims to identify, recognise, introduce and promote the rising stars of the private client professions. It is compiled on an annual basis through a nomination and rigorous judging process, which considers the strength of individuals' achievements over the past 12 months and their career progression.

Sonia has established a strong reputation for her commercial and contentious trusts litigation work, regularly assisting with complex applications and trial work before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal in Jersey. She works across numerous cases and advises leading onshore law firms, fiduciaries and high net worth individuals on trust, commercial, insolvency and regulatory matters and has also acted for trustees and beneficiaries internationally.

Lydia advises high net worth families as well as intermediaries on Jersey and BVI law matters which affect private client structures. Her area of expertise include advising in relation to trusts, foundations, private trust companies, family offices as well as related corporate law and regulatory issues. Lydia also advises on pension schemes and employee incentive arrangements, and she has helped her colleagues in working with the government to enhance Jersey's offering of international savings vehicles.

"We're proud of the recognition Sonia and Lydia are receiving as top young professionals by eprivateclient.  They have both established a great reputation for their commitment and their strong client service and they continue to deliver exceptional work" said Nancy Chien, Partner and Head of International Private Client at Bedell Cristin.

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