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Kellyann Ozouf

Partner  |  Collas Crill

England and Wales


Structuring/restructuring trusts, foundations and private trust company structures
Advising on possible mistake, variation and rectification applications in Jersey
Advising on the general administration of trusts, foundations and private trust company structures


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

Advising on the first foundation case to come before the Jersey courts in which it was requested that the foundation or certain transfers into the foundation be set aside. Significant unintended English taxes arose following the creation of the foundation and a subsequent creation of a trust over the founders' rights in the foundation.

How did you get into private client?

Private client was the first seat of my English training contract and I loved it!

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

Be yourself: clients want to get to know the real you. Never just present a client with an issue: always pose a solution or two. Never sit on the fence: be bold – it stands you out from the rest and clients appreciate it. Have a can-do attitude.

What is your favourite quote?

“You never lose. If you don't win, you learn.”

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Following the birth of my second child this year I discovered a love for running and will be running part of the Jersey marathon in October.

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

Longueville Manor - for the cheese board/trolley!