Bedell Cristin is the only law firm in the Channel Islands represented within Private Client Practitioner’s ‘Top 35 Under 35’ lists announced this week.

Two practitioners from Bedell, one from the law firm and another from the trust company, have been selected as rising stars within the private wealth industry.

Kellyann Ozouf, who has been included in the women’s list for the second consecutive year, is a Senior Associate in the International Private Client group at Bedell Cristin and Samantha Symons is an Associate Director at Bedell Trust with the Private Wealth Management team.

The ‘Top 35 Under 35’ is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the rising stars of the private client profession working at the major firms in London and elsewhere in the British Isles including the offshore locations. The awards will be presented at a prestigious champagne reception in central London later this month.

Kellyann Ozouf advises on all aspects of Jersey trust law and on related company and commercial law, as well as on Jersey foundations and wills and succession planning. She has contributed to specialist publications on trust matters including assisting with the chapter on trusts in the World Trust Survey and the Butterworths LexisNexis Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents. She was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2007 and sworn in as a Jersey advocate in 2010.

Samantha Symons began her career in 1997 in the private wealth sector. An Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Samantha is responsible for a portfolio of complex structures for ultra high net worth individuals including a variety of entities holding investments and high value commercial and residential real estate. She has extensive experience and knowledge of working with international private clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and the USA.

Richard Gerwat, Bedell managing partner, commented:

‘We congratulate Kellyann and Samantha on this recognition. The inclusion of two of our people, one from the law firm and the other from the trust company, highlights the quality of our teams at all levels, a core strength which helps us to maintain the highest standards of client service across all our locations.’