Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

29 Jun 2015

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

Zillah Howard was awarded ‘Best in Offshore’ for the fourth successive year and was also nominated in the ‘Best in Trust and Estates’ category, the only Channel Islands lawyer included on this UK and European shortlist. On being presented with the award, Zillah was commended as being "an outstanding lawyer advising high and ultra net worth families on all issues relating to international private client work".

Lisa Springate was shortlisted for the second time in the ‘Best in Offshore’ category.

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of women in the legal sector, were presented at a prestigious ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London attended by more than 200 leading lawyers from many major law firms in London and across Europe.

Zillah Howard, an active member of working groups shaping local fiduciary legislation, has more than 25 years' experience in international private client work, providing Jersey law advice in relation to trusts, foundations and philanthropy, with a particular focus on the establishment and reorganisation of complex and high value structures, the use of settlor reserved or granted powers and the use of private trust companies. The current Legal 500 directory recognises Zillah for bringing 'great focus and foresight to the most difficult matters' and the Chambers 2015 directory includes Zillah in Band One of their 'leaders in their field' listing.

Lisa Springate, an experienced commercial litigator, was an award winner earlier this year in the ‘Woman of the Year Business Growth Professional Services’ category at the Citywealth Power Women Awards. Described by Chambers as "a good lawyer with a very good balanced commercial approach and excellent client skills" and by the Legal 500 as "an accomplished practitioner", she is also referred to by Offshore Legal Business as one of the ‘Channel Islands’ legal elite line up.

Both lawyers are part of experienced teams that are consistently ranked in the top tier by the leading legal directories.