Counsel Nichola Aldridge commands 15 years of local experience and former partner Advocate Giles Corbin has joined as a Consultant, bringing a further 24 years local experience to the Appleby offering.
They both have worked on a considerable number of ultra-high and high value Jersey trusts and foundations and act for trustees, family offices and individuals (including settlors, beneficiaries and protectors). Their expertise spans private trusts, mixed private and charitable purpose trusts, charitable trusts, will trusts, non-charitable purpose commercial trusts, employee benefit trusts and unit trusts. Alongside creating new bespoke structures and complex structuring and restructuring work, they have a particular interest in indemnity drafting to protect Jersey trust companies on matters of appointments of capital, retirement of trustees and upon the termination and restructuring of trusts.
Between them they have drafted thousands of supplemental instruments to exercise all manner of trustee, protector and settlor powers for Jersey trusts, and founder, council member and guardian powers for Jersey foundations.
Both are Jersey Advocates and members of the Trusts Law Working Group, Foundations Law Working Group and Charities Law Working Group, and through those groups contribute industry insight and guidance on amendments to those key laws.
Nichola commented: ”I am thrilled to join Appleby at this exciting time, as we strive to grow the Private Client & Trusts practice in Jersey. Appleby has an excellent reputation for providing dependable, high quality advice and outstanding client service, and I am delighted to be part of the team. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in our highly regarded global Private Client & Trusts team to provide a seamless service to our clients around the world.”
Giles added: “I am really enthusiastic about my return to private practice and look forward immensely to working with a top-class team of professionals to meet our clients’ needs. It speaks volumes about the great culture at Appleby that they have embraced my need for a degree of flexible working following an accident a few years ago which continues to have an impact on me. That support enables me to give my all for our clients and deliver the exceptional service and results they deserve.”
Appleby Jersey Office Managing Partner, James Gaudin, said: ”We are delighted to welcome Nichola and Giles to the firm. They will bring valuable experience and skill to the non-contentious Private Client and Trust offering which will provide a well-balanced full-service working alongside our trust experts Fraser Robertson and Jared Dann in our Dispute Resolution practice. Having strength in depth and breadth on both non-contentious and contentious trusts meets our perception of client needs and contributes to our ambition of continued growth and success for our Jersey office.”