Bedell Cristin partner recognised in private client ‘power women’ list

28 Aug 2013

Zillah Howard, partner at Bedell Cristin, has been recognised in a list that identifies the top 100 women working in the global private client industry.

Citywealth’s IFC Power Women 100 list, published this month, is an A-Z list of the most influential women working across the private client industry in a range of jurisdictions. Designed to celebrate powerful women from diverse backgrounds, the list identifies those working in a range of international finance centres who have made significant achievements, are recognised opinion formers and who have made particular contributions to the private wealth industry.

Zillah, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore finance industry, is a specialist lawyer with Bedell Cristin's Private Wealth and Fiduciary group which continues to sit in the top tier of both the Chambers and Legal 500 Directories. Her focus is on trust law and foundations, international and estate planning issues, and philanthropy. The Chambers Directory describes her as ‘being relied upon to provide incredibly well thought-out advice' and recognises her as 'very bright and thorough, user-friendly, flexible, always available and great to work with.'

An active member of the Jersey working parties which help to shape legislation on trust and foundation laws, Zillah is also a regular conference speaker on wealth management structures and philanthropy and has written the chapter in the Private Foundations World Survey published by the Oxford University Press in August 2013 on Jersey foundations. She devotes time to building strong and lasting relationships with clients, a key feature of Bedell Cristin’s service ethos, and is committed to increasing awareness of the possibilities philanthropy can offer her clients. She was included in Private Client Practitioner's 2013 list of the 'UK's 50 Most Influential Private Client Practitioners' and is included in the ‘Honours List’ in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers lists for 2012 and 2013.

This latest acknowledgement follows on from Zillah being awarded ‘Best in offshore’ at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by the Euromoney Legal Media Group in June, for the second consecutive year.

Head of Bedell Cristin’s Private Wealth and Fiduciary Group, Edward Bennett, said:

Demonstrating high standards of service and specialist expertise is fundamental to our approach at Bedell Cristin, so for that to be recognised with Zillah being named in this list alongside a number of high profile women in the private client world across a number of key finance centres is another fantastic endorsement for the firm.”