Amy Benest is a senior associate within the Dispute Resolution department in Jersey. Her experience spans both contentious and non-contentious trust areas, both onshore and offshore, with a focus on trust and estates litigation and commercial litigation.

She worked in Jersey and then in London before returning to Jersey and joining Appleby in March 2013.

Amy was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004 (non-practising) and then admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 2008.

She is an Associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. She is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. Amy is a key member of Appleby’s Female Leaders Network.


Some recent examples of work include:

  • Acting for a successful applicant challenging the appointment of protectors of two trusts;
  • Conducting due diligence on a trust company’s disputes for the purchaser
  • Acting for a corporate trustee in the defence of a multi-million pound claim relating to alleged mismanagement of underlying trust investments
  • Advising banks regarding the enforcement of foreign judgments in Jersey
  • Acting for banks in several freezing injunctions
  • Acting for a defendant trustee in relation to a breach of trust case regarding the administration of an UK tax mitigation scheme
  • Advising banks in relation to potential insolvencies of Jersey customers
  • Advising in relation to winding up applications under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991
  • Advising trust companies in relation to disclosure obligations
  • Advising in relation to the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in Jersey
  • Advising trustees in relation to their obligations and duties in their retirement


University of East Anglia (England)

BPP Law School (England)

“[Amy] is responsive, understanding and supportive”.

Legal 500 UK


6 Mar 2020 | News

Appleby’s Female Leader’s Network: One year on

Global network brings together women in senior positions across the jurisdictions in which the firm ...

19 Jul 2019 | Deals

Appleby Advise the SMP Group on its Acquisition of Helm Trust Company Ltd

Appleby acted as legal counsel to the SMP Group of Companies, in relation to the acquisition of Helm...

23 Nov 2018 | Deals

Appleby Jersey acts in ground-breaking trust litigation decision

An invalid exercise of a beneficial power: an invalid revocation.

Contributors: Amy Benest


11 Mar 2021

No Security over Beneficiary rights

The Royal Court recently considered, for the first time, whether it was possible to issue an arrêt ...

Contributors: Amy Benest
10 Mar 2021

The Parent Trap

The last twelve months have been difficult for so many of us in so many different ways. We have foun...

Contributors: Gemma Whale
23 Feb 2021

Fit and Proper in the Channel Islands – A Regulatory Enforcement Update

It is sometimes easy to forget with all that has happened over the last 12 months that there was a w...

4 Feb 2021

GBP 2million fine for contempt of Court: The Jersey Royal Court issues stark warning to litigants

The Jersey Court has shown that it continues to expect, and if necessary will demand, compliance wit...

Contributors: Amy Benest
21 May 2019

Royal Court of Jersey Directs the Winding up of an Insolvent Trust

The Royal Court of Jersey has recently handed down an important decision in relation to the winding ...

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