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Bedell Cristin lawyer admitted as a Jersey Advocate in the Royal Court

25 January 2023

Bedell Cristin Senior Associate, Sonia Shah, was admitted as a Jersey Advocate in the Royal Court earlier this month (Thursday 5th January).

Sonia, who joined Bedell Cristin in 2016, has extensive experience with commercial and contentious trust 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 on a wide range of international disputes.

This latest achievement follows a series of recent accolades, including recognition as ‘An Associate to Watch’ in the Chambers & Partners 2022 rankings, as a Rising Leader in the 2022 and 2023 Private Client Global Directories, inclusion on the ‘rising stars’ list in Legal 500 for the third year running and receiving a STEP Excellence award in 2021. Sonia has also been included for the past three years in the ePrivateClient UK & Crown Dependencies Top 35 Under 35 list.

Congratulating Sonia, Rob Gardner, Partner and Head of the firm’s litigation team, commented:

‘'We are delighted that Sonia has passed the Jersey Bar exams. She passed all of them at the first sitting and won prizes in the trusts and procedure/ethics papers. Sonia has a very exciting future ahead of her as a Jersey advocate and we wish her all the very best.”

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