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Giles Corbin is a Jersey Advocate and a Consultant in our Private Client and Trusts team in Jersey.

He specialises in advising upon the advantages of and creating Jersey Trusts and Foundations for private wealth holding, charitable and mixed private and charitable purposes.

He has over two decades of legal experience, practising in all aspects of non-contentious Jersey trust and foundation law, with a focus on positively assisting trust companies on issues concerning indemnities, supplemental instruments to exercise a broad range of fiduciary and non-fiduciary powers, drafting reserved powers trusts and bespoke charters and regulations for Jersey Foundations.


  • Trusts & Estates
  • Foundations
  • Commercial trusts and unit trusts
  • Restructuring of Trusts
  • Trust regulatory and compliance
  • Private Wealth
  • Wealth Planning
  • Charity & Philanthropy
  • Succession Planning


Clients describe him as ‘one of Jersey’s leading authorities on Trusts’, ‘extremely capable’, ‘efficient’ and ‘organised’.

“Giles is a leading Trust and Private Client lawyer in Jersey and internationally. He has an outstanding grasp of the subject matter from a technical and legal perspective.” Jersey Finance

“Giles was able to produce valuable work for us in a recent trust case… in precise detail and to a tight timeline. He gives well-considered advice. We were delighted with the work undertaken by Giles.” Client feedback

“I have employed Giles on numerous occasions over recent years to deal with client matters relating to Jersey Trusts and Jersey Foundations. He is in my opinion one of Jersey’s leading authorities on Trusts.” Client feedback

Coverage & Insights

He has spoken at international trust conferences in Jersey, London, Geneva, Moscow and Singapore, as well as events for Jersey Finance, The Jersey Association of Trust Companies (JATCo) and STEP.

He co-authored the Jersey template precedents for instruments of retirement and appointment of trustees (together with indemnities) for the STEP Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships (published 2007 and republished 2011), various Trust and Trustees World Survey articles and has written articles for the Journal of Trusts and Estate Planning, the Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning and the Times.

Memberships & Associations

Giles has been a member of the Trusts Law Working Group since 2004, the Foundations Law Working Group since 2007 and the Charity Law Working Group since 2012.

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