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Vanessa Schrum

Partner  |  Appleby

England and Wales
British Virgin Islands


Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Succession planning


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

I have been involved in the Law Reform Committee and Bermuda trust focus group, where we meet monthly as a Think Tank. As a firm we have been collaborating more in ways we can assist Bermuda in improving the economy and how to attract more family offices. I’ve also been involved in more charity work due to COVID19.

How did you get into private client?

I thought I wanted to be an accountant, so I got an economics degree and went to work for PWC in the summers, later full time. Suffice to say, it wasn’t for me. I then went to law school and then articled in London and loved the private client group.

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

Stay current – the world is constantly changing as are the needs of private clients. Do not stagnate. Keep ahead of the game. Try to adapt to new innovations and technologies. Constantly learn, take new seminars and courses. Retain connections and network.

What is your favourite quote?

“You can never be overeducated or overdressed." Oscar Wilde.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Yoga and pilates and three children. I am also a member of La Chaine, a wine/ foodie group.

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

Mickey’s on the beach in the summer. Boler. The Loren. Hamilton Princess restaurants, too!