Appleby drives further expansion of its award winning Private Client & Trust practice in Bermuda, Cayman & Guernsey
Driving the significant growth in its global Private Client & Trust practice, Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, has announced the appointment of two new senior associates: Ashley Fife based in Bermuda, Robert Lindley based in the Cayman Islands and associate Alexa Collis in Guernsey.
Ashley Fife joins the Private Client and Trusts practice in Appleby’s Bermuda office led by Vanessa Schrum advising on the creation, administration, re-structuring and termination of private and commercial trusts. Prior to joining Appleby, Ashley was the Head of the Legal Department at TMF’s office in Jersey. He also has considerable experience of estate planning and dispute resolution and is a member of STEP. He is dual qualified and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2007 and in Australia in 2000.
Robert Lindley is a UK, BVI and Isle of Man qualified solicitor who joins the firm in Cayman from Simcocks Advocates in the Isle of Man. He specialises in trust litigation and trust advice and advises private clients on the formation, administration and management of trusts and is also a member of STEP. Robert was admitted as an Advocate in the Isle of Man in 2003, as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 2005 and as a Solicitor in the BVI in 2012.
Alexa Collis joins as an associate in the Private Client & Trusts practice in Guernsey from Thomas Eggar LLP. She advises high net worth individuals and trust companies on all aspects of trust and foundation law as well as on private client issues including probate. Alexa qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2010.
Commenting on the new appointments, Carlos de Serpa Pimentel, Appleby’s Private Client and Trusts Practice Group Head said: “I am delighted to welcome these three talented and experienced lawyers to our successful private client team. Their abilities and background will reinforce the global strength of our private client and trust legal services. Our practice has expanded considerably in the last few years and both the strength in depth, and the quality of our work across global markets has recently been recognized once again by our peers, as we have been shortlisted in a record seven categories in the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2014 and won four places in the Citywealth IFC Top 100 Women Awards. We believe these market driven awards reinforce our position as a leading provider of offshore private client & trusts services in the global financial markets.”
Appleby has leading private client & trusts practices in some of the most well regulated and highly regarded offshore jurisdictions for the creation and administration of trust structures, including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and Mauritius as well as in the major financial centres of London and Hong Kong.