Sonia Shah

Associate
Overview

Sonia joined the firm in March 2016 from a legal firm in London. Her practice involves advising leading onshore law firms, fiduciaries and high net worth individuals in relation to trust, commercial, insolvency and regulatory matters. She acts for trustees and beneficiaries alike in contentious and non-contentious matters with an international element. She regularly assists with complex applications and trial work before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal in Jersey.

Sonia is part of the Bedell Cristin team which acts for the successful Plaintiffs, Cristiana Crociani and her daughters, in Crociani v Crociani, a $200 million breach of trust claim which has before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal in Jersey and the Privy Council.

Sonia obtained a BSc in Mathematics at Durham University and subsequently undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London. Sonia completed her training contract at a London firm, before relocating to Jersey. She is currently undertaking the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.

Professional
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Civil Higher Rights of Audience - England and Wales
  • Contentious Trusts Associates (ConTrA)
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Affiliate Member

*non-practising

Credentials
  • Future Leaders Top 100 - Citywealth Leaders List 2019
  • 'Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35' - eprivateclient 2019 and 2018

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