Louise Woolrich

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Louise Woolrich

Senior Associate  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contentious and non-contentious trust proceedings
Contractual disputes
Disputes concerning investment funds and Jersey companies

Q&A

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

A general highlight for me is helping clients to achieve practical, commercial and efficient resolutions to their disputes, and assisting clients with resolving problematic issues before they escalate.

More specifically, I have been involved in a number of trust applications where the Royal Court of Jersey has set aside trusts and/or transfers into trusts on the grounds of mistake, therefore preventing significantly adverse tax consequences from arising.

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

Provide excellent customer service – listen to clients' needs and (if an institution) understand their business. Be proactive – where possible, seek to identify potential problems and point clients towards solutions. Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge – keep abreast of recent developments in your area.

What is your favourite quote?

"It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”