Sally Edwards

Partner Jersey
Sally Edwards
Applauded by commentators for her 'encyclopaedic' knowledge of trust law and her ability to 'offer a solution that works for the client in a practical way'. Chambers UK 2017

Overview

Sally is Head of the Private Client and Trusts Team and advises a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on all issues concerning trusts, with particular emphasis on drafting trust deeds, advising on and drafting the documentation to restructure trusts, advising on high net worth complex structures and rectifying and mitigating breaches of trust.
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  • Background

    Sally is Head of the Private Client and Trusts Team and advises a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on all issues concerning trusts, with particular emphasis on drafting trust deeds, advising on and drafting the documentation to restructure trusts, advising on high net worth complex structures and rectifying and mitigating breaches of trust. She is also a leading expert on the Jersey foundation having been a member of the working party to introduce the legislation and involved in the drafting of numerous structures.

    The leading directories recognise Sally’s expertise, and clients have described her as “the Jersey trust guru when it gets tricky” and “an outstanding talent in her field”.  She is a regular speaker at conferences on various aspects of trust and foundation law.

    Sally joined Ogier in 2003 having previously worked at Eversheds in their London and Birmingham offices, working on a variety of commercial issues, including competition law. She received her LLB Honours from Bristol University and later achieved her LLM with Distinction from Leicester University in European Union Law.

    Sally is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is a member of the working party for foundations legislation in Jersey.

    Sally has been recognised as an expert in the Citywealth Leaders List 2015 as well as the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 list for 2015.

    Admitted in:
    2009 - Jersey
    1995 - England & Wales

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  • Recognition

    Applauded by commentators for her 'encyclopaedic' knowledge of trust law and her ability to 'offer a solution that works for the client in a practical way'. Chambers UK 2017
    The go-to lawyer in the trust team. She has the unique ability to combine impressive intellectual knowledge with a practical commercial solution-finding approach. Sally is the best Jersey trust and foundation lawyer bar none. Citywealth 2015 IFC Power Women Top 200
    Sharp, accurate and strategic Legal 500 2016
    Uniquely talented Legal 500 2015
    Fantastic. Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2015
    The Jersey trust guru when it gets tricky Chambers Europe 2015
    Her turn around times are second to none, provides practical advice at all stages and has turned potentially bad scenarios into good scenarios - an art that not many people have. I would say she is the guru of the Jersey trust world Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200, 2014
    An outstanding talent in her field Legal 500 2013
    Depth of knowledge, clearly demonstrated by the comprehensive advice she consistently provides Chambers UK 2013
    Practical and easy to work with Legal 500 2012
    Thorough and practical. Chambers UK 2012
    An exceptional talent Legal 500 2011
    Giving clear, practical and reliable advice Chambers Europe 2011