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Bernadette Carey

Partner  |  Carey Olsen

Cayman Islands
New Zealand


Contentious trusts and estates
Multi-party cross border disputes
Wealth structuring and restructuring


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Growing the Cayman Islands Trust & Private Wealth Team in the Cayman Islands, and working on some fascinating court applications with my peers in the Cayman market.

How did you get into private client?

A natural evolution from being an offshore litigator with an interest in all things trusts and estates related.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take time to get to know your clients and what motivates them, focus on staying up to date with industry developments and trends so your contributions will be valuable, and prioritise making and growing strong connections with your peers in the market both locally and internationally.

What is your favourite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr Seuss.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Snorkelling with my children, running (when it is not too hot) and - back in the good old days - travelling.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

The Brasserie.