Expertise: International private client, trusts, private trust companies, foundations, philanthropy and matrimonial assets.
Zillah is a partner in the International Private Client group with more than 25 years' experience in the offshore finance industry. She advises in relation to Jersey law trusts for high net worth and high profile individuals and works with trust companies and leading law firms on international and estate planning issues. Her advice covers all aspects of Jersey trust law, including the establishment, ongoing operation and restructuring of trusts, the establishment of private trust companies and the applicable financial services law and regulatory requirements. Zillah also advises in relation to philanthropy and the creation and use of foundations.
Chambers 2013 Legal Directory says that Zillah is "a pleasure to work with, consistently demonstrating a high level of expertise in trust matters" and Chambers Research 2013 recognises her as being "very bright and thorough, user-friendly, flexible, always available and great to work with." Zillah was awarded "Best in Offshore" at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2012, is shortlisted for 2013 and is included in Private Client Practitioner's 2013 list of the UK's 50 Most Influential Private Client Practitioners. Zillah is also included in the "Honours List" in the "Leading Lawyers" category of the 2012 and 2013 Citywealth Leaders List.
Zillah is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and a published author of several articles on trust law, foundations and philanthropy.
Zillah is a member of both the trusts law and the foundation's law working groups in Jersey which help to shape legislation.
Professional: Advocate - Jersey, Solicitor* - England & Wales, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Zillah Howard considers the benefits of Jersey foundations for philanthropic purposes - article first published in STEP Journal December 2012/January 2013.
Dec 10 2012
Two partners at Bedell have been named amongst the 50 most influential private client professionals by a leading wealth management publication.
Nov 14 2012
Nov 02 2012
Jun 25 2012
While charitable and non-charitable purpose Trusts in Jersey have been used for philanthropy, there's a growing interest in foundations, says Zillah Howard, published in STEP Journal 2012. Copyright Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, article first published in STEP Journal Volume20/Issue5.
While charitable and non-charitable purpose Trusts in Jersey have been used for philanthropy, there's a growing interest in foundations, says Zillah Howard, published in STEP Journal 2012.
Copyright Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, article first published in STEP Journal Volume20/Issue5.
May 23 2012
Partner, Zillah Howard explais why Jersey is an ideal jurisdiction in which to establish philanthropic structures - published in Jersey Finance Magazine 13 January 2012.
Jan 13 2012
Partner, Zillah Howard looks at using Jersey trusts and foundations for philanthropic purposes - published in STEP Journal December 2011/January 2012.
Dec 05 2011
Zillah Howard, Partner highlights some of 2011's Royal Court decisions in relation to trusts - published in Private Client Practitioner's Jersey Report 2011.
Sep 05 2011